Crowdsourcing Design Competition

Random House and Creative Review invite designers, creatives, and doodlers alike to submit their own designs to design the book jacket of Crowdsourcing, WIRED editor Jeff Howe’s upcoming book about the new internet revolution driven by the masses.
The winning design will be printed on the UK edition of Crowdsourcing and win £500.
You can also vote for your favourite designs to form a shortlist of entrants which will be taken forward to a panel vote to decide the final jacket.

The panel will consist of the following people:

Jeff Howe, author of Crowdsourcing and WIRED Editor
Richard Ogle, Random House Art Director
Patrick Burgoyne, Editor, Creative Review
Angus Hyland, Partner, Pentagram Design UK

Design submissions will be welcomed until midnight GMT 10th February 2008.

For more on creative direction and rules, go

On another note, read in the Guardian Unlimited how, even with books, it's the first impression that seems to count.
Jackets required: why cover art matters
How else are readers supposed to judge books before they've read them - except by how they look?

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