If you’re a photographer, digital or other artist, then please consider entering our cover competition at http://www.narratorinternational.com/competitions/ If you know someone who might be interested in entering, then please feel free to forward this email to them. Entrants will need to create a narratorINTERNATIONAL account if they don’t already have one.
What are we looking for?
The final digital image will need to be at least 300dpi and probably a minimum of 2MB in file size to be big enough to wrap around the cover. For those of you with digital imaging software, we need it to be at least 15 inches wide and 9 inches high.
However, you may upload a smaller version to the competition to make it easier and if you’re the winner, we’ll contact you for the bigger version.
This is our first narratorINTERNATIONAL cover, so we’re going to be looking for something creative that doesn’t strongly suggest one particular country or region. It could be something to do with writing, or being creative, or communication. Or it could be something totally different again! We want to see what great ideas you have.
You may submit a photograph, a collage, a painting or drawing, or a digital artwork – the choice is all yours!
How to submit
Log into your narratorINTERNATIONAL account or or create one if you don’t already have one (don’t worry, we won’t spam you or give your details to anyone else). Then click on the ‘Competitions‘ tab in the menu, then the ‘click here to get started’ link under point 4 of ‘What you need to know’. Upload your image, play with it in the frame to see how it looks as a cover, and then choose the button to submit it or the button to discard it and start again with a fresh image.
We will look at the images as they’re submitted, ‘dummy up’ the ones we like as covers and upload them to our Facebook page for everyone to see. If you’re a Facebook user and haven’t ‘Liked’ our new page yet, then hop on over and do so, so that you don’t miss out on our news: https://www.facebook.com/narratorinternational
And the winner receives …
- three complimentary copies of narratorINTERNATIONAL Volume 1 shipped directly to their door
- their image used as the cover of narratorINTERNATIONAL Volume 1
- a credit in narratorINTERNATIONAL Volume 1 for use of their image
- their image used as our website background until narratorINTERNATIONAL Volume 2 is released
- their image used as our email header and Facebook cover photo until narratorINTERNATIONAL Volume 2 is released.
The winner for narratorAUSTRALIA Volume 4 was Hettie Ashwin (see http://hettieashwin.blogspot.com.au/), with her image ‘Leaves’, and you can see how we’ve used it on the site here, and on our Facebook page, and on the cover of Volume 4 here:
So get your thinking caps on and your digital mischief happening!
Last day for entries is Sunday 2 November 2014, wherever you are in the world.
Release date and pre-orders
narratorINTERNATIONAL Volume 1 will cover the period 1 June 2014 to 31 October 2014 and will be released at the beginning of December 2014.
Pre-orders will be available from the ‘Buy‘ of the website soon and we will send a quick email then letting you know.
As always, thank you for your support of narrator and the narrator community!