Announcing the Ugly Covers Competition!
August 4, 2011 44 Comments
A new competition
Time for a new competition! The Back of the Book Competition was very popular, but has now come to an end. So, it’s time for something new.
That could still be a wonderful book, actually, as was the case with the book I read recently. Are you going to help out? I need some covers first and then later I need your votes.
When I was asking around earlier, only a few people managed to come up with an ugly cover. Well, I found 6 on my book shelves, two very ugly and the rest passable only if you half-close your eyes. So, let me have your ugly covers so that we can start the game!
How it’s played
I need 25 ugly covers to start the game. Please dig deep on your shelves and get out those covers that are really bad, ugly, past it, abominable, with clashing colors or eye-aching designs.
Each week for 5 weeks, I will show you 5 covers and you have to choose the ugliest one. Every week there will be one winning cover (in case of a draw, I will have the final say). The sixth week, we’ll have the 5 winning covers back, and the most ugly, absolutely impossibly awful cover, will win the competition.
Your task is to vote for the ugliest cover each week. Of all participants who chose the final, winning, cover in one of the first 5 rounds, one will win a book of their choice. Hopefully one of the books displayed will suit you (an awful cover doesn’t mean an awful book), and otherwise, you can choose any other book from the Book Depository (or other solution if the BD doesn’t deliver in your country) up to a maximum value.
What I’m asking of you
Please supply me with the most ugly covers on your shelf! Also tell me whether you have read it, an if so, what star rating you’d give the book (approx.).
As soon as I have enough covers, we can start. I expect this will be the first week of September, but please send me your covers before you forget!