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Teens Talk Cover Contest

Book Cover Art Contest: Teens Talk: Are You Listening?

Calling all aspiring teen artists! Do you have a passion for painting? Are you wild about watercolor? Are you a photographer who loves to capture moments in the click of a button?

Are you a graphic design fanatic or a freehand drawing enthusiast? Then this is your chance to see your work showcased on the cover of a book! Teen Ink is seeking out a teen to create cover art for Teens Talk: Are You Listening?  by teen author Maria Proulx! Written by a teen for teens, the book discusses issues relevant in a teen’s life. Teen Ink is interested in all mediums and the sky’s the limit! 

Deadline: July 15, 2021



  • Portrait format, 6x9, 300dpi
  • Teen Ink will only consider photos and artwork by teens
  • The best images for the book cover are clear, close up, high resolution, and vertically oriented
  • Artwork must be scanned or well photographed (no flash) and submitted
  • All mediums are welcome 
  • There is no limit to the number of images you can submit!
  • Be creative; don't be too literal in your interpretation of the author's point; be conceptual
  • Please consider the theme of the book. Please download a synopsis of the book here



  • Submit entries through our website. All photographs and artwork submitted to Teen Ink are automatically considered for the cover art contest. See our submission guidelines for more information.
  • To make sure your artwork is included in the contest, include "Teens Talk Contest" in the first part of your artwork's title (e.g., Teens Talk Contest: Human Rights).


A chance for your art to be featured on the cover of Maria Proulx's Teens Talk: Are You Listening? And of course.... insane bragging rights!