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***The 2017 competition is now over. Congratulations to the winner: Kristin Brodeur! Read the press release to learn more. Check back in Fall 2017 or sign up for updates to find out when you can sign up to compete in SYTYCC 2018.***

 

Is your HTML squeaky clean and semantic? Can you cascade your style sheets with grace and elegance? At ebookcraft 2017, we want to put your skills to the test with a competition that separates the ebook design masters from the wannabes.

Want to participate? We know you do! Not only will you win some pretty hefty bragging rights, but there are also prizes up for grabs, including $2,500 and a Kobo e-reader thanks to our contest prize sponsor Rakuten Kobo, a one-year subscription to Adobe Creative Cloud, and a three-month subscription to FlightDeck thanks to Firebrand Technologies.

How it works:

1. Read the Official Contest Rules (PDF).

2. Sign up as an individual or team (limit: two people per team) and pay the $15 entry fee using the form on this page by Feb. 19, 2017.

3. We’ll send you a rough-around-the-edges EPUB file on Feb. 20, 2017. Your mission (should you choose to accept it): to transform this mess into a glorious, beautifully designed, platform-agnostic, fully accessible ebook. Note: Submissions may be made publicly available after the competition, so a CC-BY license is necessary.

4. Submit your file by 11:59 p.m. EDT on March 17, 2017.

5. Our panel of judges will QA all submissions across multiple e-readers and devices, and select a winning entry. The winner(s) will be showered with prizes (and nerd glory!) at the end of the ebookcraft conference on March 23, 2017. After that, the source code for all submissions will be made publicly available.

But first, see how the inaugural 2016 edition of the competition went down on the BNC Blog.

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

Questions? Email ebookcraft@booknetcanada.ca.

 

 

(L-R) Kobo's Ben Dugas with judges Joshua Tallent, India Amos, and Monique Mongeon and SYTYCC 2016 winner Rebecca Springer (second from the right).

(L-R) Kobo’s Ben Dugas with judges Joshua Tallent, India Amos, and Monique Mongeon and SYTYCC 2016 winner Rebecca Springer (second from the right).

Coordinator

Laura Brady

Laura Brady, Principal, Brady Type

Judge

Joshua Tallent

Joshua Tallent, Director of Outreach and Education, Firebrand Technologies

Judge

Monique Mongeon

Monique Mongeon, Project Manager, BookNet Canada

Judge

Teresa Elsey

Teresa Elsey, Digital Managing Editor, Trade Publishing, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

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