So You Think You Can Code

Win $2,500 with your #eprdctn prowess

***A winner has been crowned! The 2018 grand prize winner is Katy Mastrocola. Read the press release.***

You know a beautifully designed ebook when you see it, and you’ve got the chops to show us how it’s done. If you’re ready to roll up your sleeves, we’ve got an opportunity for you to demonstrate the best of ebook design and go home with prizes that include $2,500 cash from prize sponsor Rakuten Kobo, a one-year subscription to Adobe Creative Cloud, and a three-month subscription to FlightDeck thanks to Firebrand Technologies — not to mention the glorious bragging rights.

Two ebook developers have already claimed the title in 2016 and 2017 — will you be the winner this year?

Here are the details on how to participate:

STEP 1: Read the Official Contest Rules to make sure you’re eligible and to see what’s involved in competing.

STEP 2: Sign up! This part’s easy. Use this form to toss your hat in the ring as a lone warrior or as a team of two. (And pay the entry fee of $10.)

STEP 3: Get to work. As soon as you submit the signup form, the confirmation page will have a link to download the EPUB file you’ll be working on. (Having trouble finding the file? Email and we’ll help you out.)

STEP 4: Turn our messy file into a glorious, well designed, accessible ebook. The judges will be reviewing your submission with the following criteria in mind: fine typography; meets accessibility standards; device agnostic; rich navigation; ingenuity/creativity of design; adherence to industry standards; errors caught and fixed; HTML updated to provide proper semantic markup; and semantic inflection.

STEP 5: Once you’re done with your submission, prepare a short brief (more than 100 words, less than a page) on your process, the decisions you made, and any other contextual information you think is relevant.

STEP 6: Time to submit and cross your fingers! Send both the EPUB and your brief as a download link or attached to an email and send it to by 11:59 p.m. ET on Friday, March 16, 2018.

Then it’s time to sit back and wait for the sweet, sweet glory. The winner will be announced on March 22, 2018 at ebookcraft 2018.

You’ve got skills, we’ve got prizes, so let’s make beautiful ebooks together! Questions? Email

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