December 14, 2016 • Cee • Design

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The YA Book Cover Choice Awards (aka YABCCAwards) aim to honor all the wonderful (and not-so wonderful) book covers that were published in the past year. It will be nominated and voted by readers (à la Goodreads Choice Awards and the *Book Shimmy* Awards) for the best cover design in each categories.

The 2016 YA Book Cover Choice Awards have ended, and we have winners to crown!

There are some expected winners and a couple of surprises, and a tie! Although the turnout for this year’s awards wasn’t as big as the previous year, I’m so thankful to every one of you who participated in the nominating and the voting. Book covers are the first thing that attracts readers, and to see the winning book covers that you—the readers—like better is so interesting to me.

Let’s see who came out as victor for each category! Expect delight, disappointment, and all the emotions with seeing your favorites win or lose.

CATEGORIES

Best Typography | Best Minimalist | Best Illustrated | Best Use of Colors |
Best Mixed Media | Best Face/Headshot | Best Use of Model | Best Dressed |
Best Couple/Duo | Best GroupBest Scenery/Landscape | Best Scary Cover |
Best Foreign Cover | Best Spine/Outside DesignBest Interior Design | Best Paperback Design |
Biggest Letdown | Best Series Covers | Best Overall Photograph | Best Overall |
Fun Facts |

BEST TYPOGRAPHY

BEST MINIMALIST

BEST ILLUSTRATED

      

It’s a tie!

BEST USE OF COLORS

BEST MIXED-MEDIA

BEST FACE/HEADSHOT

BEST USE OF MODEL

BEST DRESSED

BEST COUPLE

BEST GROUP

BEST SCENERY/LANDSCAPE

BEST SCARY COVER

BEST FOREIGN COVER

BEST SPINE DESIGN

Here is a picture of the spine/exterior design: voila!

BEST INTERIOR DESIGN

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(* There’s a lot of gorgeous page designs in Gemina, so I just linked a few that caught my eyes. If you go on the #gemina tag on Instagram, you’ll find more beautiful interior design.) 

BEST PAPERBACK COVER

BIGGEST LETDOWN

BEST SERIES COVERS

BEST PHOTOGRAPH

BEST OVERALL

FUN FACTS

When I was putting together this post, I noticed a few things about the winners that I want to share with you guys:

  • I’m so happy that If I Was Your Girl won “Best Face/Headshot” because the cover has a transgender woman on it. (Yay for representation + diversity.)
  • For “Best Dressed,” Map of Fates was neck and neck with The Winner’s Kiss.
  • Illuminae won “Best Interior Design” in 2015, and Gemina won the same category this year.
  • Back in 2014, the Grisha Trilogy won “Best Series Covers,” and this year, the Six of Crows series won.
  • Six of Crows won “Best Overall” in 2015, and Crooked Kingdom won the same category this year.
  • The winners for the “Best Use of Colors” (This Adventure Ends), “Best Use of Model” (Exit, Pursued By A Bear,” “Best Couple” (P.S. I Like You), and “Best Scenery/Landscape” (With Malice) were clear winners since the nominations round.
GIVEAWAY

At the end of the 2016 YA Book Cover Choice Awards, a lucky participant will win a copy of whatever 2016 YA book they want! Only one day left!

THE RULES

  • This giveaway is opened internationally.
  • It will run from November 10 to December 14, 2016.
  • You must be 13 years (with your parent’s permission) or older.
  • You will be disqualified if you pick up entries you haven’t done.
  • If the winner does not respond to my e-mail within 48 hours, I will have to choose another winner.
  • I am not responsible for any items lost in the mail.

See which 2016 YA book covers won!

Did any of the covers you voted for win any of the categories? Were you surprised by any of the winners? Were you disappointed in any of them? If so, which cover did you want to win in that category?  

 

5 Responses to “2016 YA Book Cover Choice Awards! • The Winners!”

  1. Tasya says:

    Wohoo! I’m so glad to see Crooked Kingdom wins a lot of category this year. I think it definitely has amazing cover and also beautiful interior! It definitely fits in winning the overall category :D Thank you so much for putting this up Cee!

  2. Helen says:

    Ahhhh I loved Crooked Kingdom so much! I didn’t know that the If I Was Your Girl model was transgender; I definitely have to check that book out now. I loved the Map Of Fates dress! The Winner’s Kiss was amazing, too.

  3. Yona Schuh says:

    I see a lot of Jay Kristoff this time. With Illuminae and two different Nevernight covers. Also so much Leigh Bardugo, well, Six of Crows is such an amazing series!

  4. Thanks for doing this! It was fun. Only a few of the ones I voted for one. My most favorite cover has to the UK edition of Nevernight.

  5. Alexa S. says:

    Yay, so many of my favorite covers won this year! <3


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