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Welcome to the first annual Golden Star Cover Art Contest, hosted by Highlighted Author.

Nominations are closed.

Voting is over for this portion of the contest.

Congratulations to the finalists! They go on to be judged by cover artists in the next round.

The Winners are posted!



Please look over the FAQ below before you enter your cover.

1. Does the book need to be published?

Yes, we link them to your buy page to help you with your sales. *smile*

2. How many books may I enter?

As many as you like as long as they are published and have a working buy link.

3. Can I nominate my friend’s book?

Yes, as long as you have the information needed for the form.

4. Why do you need my email?

We need to verify your email to discourage spammers. We do not sell your information. It is used only for this contest and for future Highlighted Author emails.

5. How many winners will there be?

Each category will have a 1st, 2nd, and Honorable Mention place. Trophy images will be delivered in two sizes for print and internet usage.

6. How does the contest work?

Entries are taken up until midnight July 31st (central time). At that point, no more entries will be received. They will be organized and presented on the new Golden Star Award Contest page. The time will then be open for voting. Once voting is calculated, three cover artists will judge the top 5 in each category and select the winners. Winners will be announced September 15th and awards presented.

7. How many times can I vote?

Once per category.


Cover Art Contest Entry Form





Hosted by Charlene A. Wilson and Julianne Tomzak

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