Finalists 2012

The Evangelical Christian Publishers Association, in conjunction with Dickinson Press as a sponsor, began the ECPA | dp Book Cover Award program in 2007 to educate, promote and recognize superior cover design in the Christian publishing industry. In 2012, the program created two distinct awards with the launch of the Science + Art program. The Science Award portion of the program is built on the foundational RESEARCH of the Research Institute for Social Change [RISC] which measures consumer buying motivations and expands on the direct relationship between cover design and book sales. Book covers were judged by how well their design elements match characteristics of their intended audience. The Art Award portion of the program focuses on the following DESIGN merits: appropriateness for the market, level of conceptual thinking and the quality of the execution.

The 2012 ECPA/Dickinson Press Book Cover Award Finalists in each of the award categories are:

Design Awards

Best Cover from a Mid-Sized Publisher (101-250 titles annually)

Best Cover from a Large Publisher (251+ titles published annually)

  • Heroes and Monsters

    Heroes and Monsters

    Author: Josh James Riebock

    Publisher: Baker Publishing Group

    Designer: Paula Gibson

  • Love Does

    Love Does

    Author: Bob Goff

    Publisher: Thomas Nelson, Inc.

    Designer: Connie Gabbert

  • Zondervan-Teavangelicals

    The Teavangelicals

    Author: David Brody

    Publisher: Zondervan

    Designer: Michelle Lenger

Best Cover from a Small-Sized Publisher (1-100 titles annually)

Research Awards

Best Cover from a Large Publisher (251+ titles published annually)

  • Nelson-TheVoice

    The Voice Bible

    Author: N/A

    Publisher: Thomas Nelson, Inc.

    Designer: Scott Lee

  • Soul Detox

    Soul Detox

    Author: Craig Groeschel

    Publisher: Zondervan

    Designer: Curt Diepenhorst

  • Queen

    The Queen

    Author: Steven James

    Publisher: Baker Publishing Group

    Designer: Kirk DouPonce, Dog Eared Design

Best Cover from a Mid-Sized Publisher (101-250 titles annually)

Best Cover from a Small-Sized Publisher (1-100 titles annually)