Book cover designers might want to mount up in order to participate in Edinburgh-based Floris Books’ second annual contest to discover “talented new cover designers and illustrators.”

The Prize challenges amateur designers and illustrators across Scotland to design the cover for a new edition of the classic Scottish children’s novel The Hill of the Red Fox by Allan Campbell McLean. The book will be published by Floris Books — complete with a cover designed by the winning artist — in autumn 2015 as part of their Kelpies range of Scottish children’s novels. 

The winner of the Kelpies Design & Illustration Prize will receive £250, and will work with Floris Books to produce the book’s final cover, which will have worldwide exposure.

First published in 1955, The Hill of the Red Fox is a classic Cold War spy novel set on the Isle of Skye. Floris are looking for an action-packed winning design that will bring the book’s sense of intrigue and mystery to life for a new generation of readers.

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