Monday, November 15, 2010

EPIC Ariana Award



In its 12th year, the ARIANA honors the finest selection of cover art for electronically published books.

Art, in its endless variety, forms the solid core of EPIC, the Electronic Publishing Industry Coalition™, an organization consisting of industry professionals from outstanding authors, publishers, and editors to those imaginative artists who give eBooks eye-catching covers.

As a well-respected, award-winning artist and dedicated EPIC™ member, Ariana Overton is remembered and honored by EPIC's ARIANA Art Award ™. This prestigious award promotes superlative ePublishing artwork, applauding the best of the best in eBook publishing. Finalists and the winner are selected on the basis of the appropriateness of artwork to genre, the artist's attention to detail (including style and/or method), and the effectiveness of presentation (i.e. that book title, author’s name, publisher logo/information (if included), etc. are clearly viewed).

This global competition has grown rapidly over the past ten years. The genre categories often duplicate EPIC's current eBook Competition line-up. EPIC’s ARIANA Art Competition™ Guidelines may be found at

Rules Overview:

~ Cover art must be original and appear on an e-book published between October 1, 2009 and September 30, 2010. (Send to

~ Entries will be accepted from November 8, 2010 and closes 10 PM CST (U.S), December 5, 2010. (Go to

~ The entry fee is $15.00 (U.S. Funds) per entry/work and payments must be received by 10 PM, CST, December 6, 2010. (Send to

~ Entries are peer-judged by active EPIC Members.

~ The 2011 ARIANA Award™ will be presented in historical Williamsburg, Virginia, during EPIC’s annual EPICon, March 10-13, 2011.

~ Questions may be address to

EPICon Conference (March 10 – March 13, 2011 in Williamsburg, Virginia)

All awards for the Ariana will be presented during EPIC’s 2011 EPICon conference's gala award ceremony March 13, 2011 in Williamsburg, Virginia.

EPICon is a popular gathering for industry professionals to share the latest industry information, hone writing and editing skills, and explore new markets and promotional ideas. Featured this year is Saturday Keynote Speaker Debra Dixon, Saturday workshops for both adults and young writers, Saturday’s Awards gala and Sunday’s farewell breakfast. Find more information about this conference and workshop events at
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EPIC – Electronically Published Internet Coalition™ was established in 1997 and is a non-profit, professional organization for published and contracted eBook and print authors. EPIC’s goal is to provide a strong voice for electronic publishing—the major publishing marketplace of the future.


  1. Oy. That's something I should probably try to do... thanks for sharing!

  2. Oh, yeah. You've got some great covers.