BEST COVER Presented by Canva

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The Wattys is thrilled to announce that we've added a brand new category for Best Cover this year! To celebrate, we've teamed up with Canva as the official category sponsor.

This award recognizes the creativity and hard work that goes into creating a showstopping story cover, and celebrates the fact that you don't need to be a pro designer to make something magical. Whether you use vibrant colors and illustrations or opt for a minimal take, a strong cover is what helps reel readers in. This award will honor covers that are uniquely captivating, evoke a sense of emotion, and invite readers into the story at first glance. Remember: You know your story, but your future readers don't. Design a cover that introduces your book to the world. It could just nab you a spot on this list!

About Canva

Design isn't just for designers. It's for anyone with ideas to share. Canva is the visual communication platform that makes designing anything easy, for every individual and team. There's thousands of professionally made templates to get you started, including Wattpad book cover templates. You can create, customize, and share your designs in a few clicks. It's never been easier to achieve your goals. Get started on

Haven't designed your cover yet? Or do you want to give your cover a refresh before entering the Wattys? Check out Canva's Wattpad Book Templates here to help you get started! Choose from a variety of templates that are fun, and easily customizable to suit your story! Canva cannot wait to see how you bring your own creativity and flare to these templates!


You must be at least 13 years of age or older. Winners under 18 years of age must have parental permission in order to enter and to collect any prizes.

Your story must have been posted to Wattpad after January 1st, 2019.

Your cover must be in English

The Wattys accept submissions worldwide, with the exception of writers residing in the Province of Quebec, Canada.

You must design your own cover, and all images used within your cover must be original or licensed.

Your story and cover must abide by Wattpad's content guidelines

More information on this category and the submission process will be available closer to contest opening.

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