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Amazing art, impressive illustrations.

Powerful visuals will bring your work to life and leave a lasting impression on your readers. Our illustrators are masters of the latest trends, and they’ll create a work of art just for you that you can print or post online.
 
Get all this with your book illustration:

Multiple designers (who find you)

Our entire global design community will have access to your contest and will send you all sorts of creative design ideas, unique to your project.
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Ready-to-go files and total freedom

Your new illustration comes with production-ready files that you can hand off to a printer or use digitally. Plus, the copyright’s all yours.
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Satisfaction, guaranteed

We’ve got your back every step of the way. Don’t like your illustration options? You get 100% of your money back. It’s that simple.
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How a book illustration contest works

Create a design brief.

1. Tell us what you want

Our interactive creative brief makes it simple to describe your design challenge and set your budget.

Pick your winning design.

2. Get dozens of book illustrations

Our global community of professional artists present their ideas. You provide feedback.

Get dozens of designs.

3. Pick your favorite

Seven days later, choose your winning illustration. It's like picking your favorite child.

Expressive, emotional, entertaining: artwork just for you.

£419
Laser Engraved Wooden Artworks of pop culture. All releases are strictly limited edition.
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entries
23
designers
£279
Unified Communication Services
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entries
11
designers
£1,099
We are an independent British production company that specialises in Arts, Entertainment and History documentaries. Over
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15
designers
£1,099
family friendly. for kids for big kids
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entries
33
designers
£419
We are working with a modern railway company in the UK, who are trying to revolutionise the future of train travel by pr
47
entries
31
designers
£599
Viddyoze is a web based animation platform that creates logo stingers, animated outros, transitions, social media rel...
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entries
29
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£1,099
We are a UK based company and we are working offering our customers a collection of canvas art illustrations. We need ar
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entries
109
designers
US$549 USD
Teaches people about Online eCommerce
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15
designers
£629
We sell confectionery to the public...
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7
designers
£629
Memorable, modern (with a twist!), neat album cover design for an artist with modern take on 60s sound out of London
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81
designers
£279
This product is a fantasy ebook for the Amazon KDP market. It requires an eye-catching cover to draw the attention of re
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12
designers
£279
I need a logo for my business which is essentially me selling my artwork; Originals, prints and cards. I would like to e
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33
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Custom book illustrations, no matter your budget

Need pictures for your new children’s book? We’re on it! Or a world map for your fantasy novel? We can do that too! Whatever you need, we’ve got fast, beautiful illustrations from the pros.

Bronze
£279
Silver
£429
Gold
£709
Platinum
£1,099
Design concepts (approx.)
Design concepts (approx.)
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100% money-back guarantee
100% money-back guarantee
Full copyright ownership
Full copyright ownership
Mid & Top Level designers only
Mid & Top Level designers only
Top Level designers only
Top Level designers only
Dedicated manager
Dedicated manager
Prioritized support
Prioritized support

Your burning book illustration design FAQs, answered.

Everything you need to move to production. Your illustration will be uploaded in the correct formats based on your stated needs. Typically this means a production-ready Adobe Illustrator file, Adobe Photoshop file, PDF file or EPS file.

Since not everyone has the correct design programs to open these files (your printer will), you will also get web preview files in PNG or JPEG file formats.

Plus, you’ll get the full legal copyright, so the design will be all yours.
Lots of ideas! If you’re looking for inspiration, explore 99designs for fantastic examples of illustrations created by our design community.

Bring as many specifics as you can, too. Include color ideas, character descriptions, data, themes, dimensions, other art you like, printing requirements and any other specifications that would affect your design.

The more you give the designers, the better they can create an illustration for you.
Yes. If you have any specific images (like a pre-designed character or a reference photo) that need to be included with your illustration, please submit them to designers with your brief.
Your custom illustration contest includes one winning illustration. If, for example, you need a second piece or an additional size, you have a couple of options: you can run a second contest, or you can start a 1-to-1 Project with your winning designer to create the additional assets.
Absolutely (and we love it when that happens)! When your book illustration contest has finished, you can start a 1-to-1 project with your winning designer.
On 99designs, designers agree to upload only original artwork, so each designer owns the rights to their design submissions until you choose your contest’s winner. During the design handover stage, the designer agrees to transfer the rights, and you become the owner of the copyright of that book illustration.
We guarantee that you’ll get a great book illustration at any pricing level, but our higher-priced packages give you more design options and better support.

Here’s how it works: When you pay more, the prize for the winning designer is bigger, too. More experienced designers participate in your contest, so you get more high-quality designs to choose from. More options means additional time that's needed to review your designs. That’s why our Gold and Platinum packages offer dedicated managers to help streamline that process by writing creative briefs and giving your designers feedback.

When selecting your illustration contest package, think about how much time you’ll have and what experience you have writing briefs and working with designers. If you're still unsure, contact us for a design consultation.
Choose “Make your contest private” from the Contest options section before you launch your illustration contest. This will prohibit designers from using their designs elsewhere, and your contest will be unsearchable on the web.

This will automatically attach a standard NDA template to your contest. If you prefer, you can also upload your own NDA.
We offer a 100% money-back guarantee within 60 days of payment on all Book Illustration Contests, except those with a guaranteed prize and those that have entered the Final Round. You can also call us anytime to help you rewrite your brief, reopen your project to ensure you get a good result and help you pick a winning design. Remember, if we refund your contest, you aren’t legally entitled to use any of the designs submitted to your contest.

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