Book Cover Design Contest for the Politically Charged Novel “Hulagu’s Web” is Open to All Artists for Submissions

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A national book cover design contest for the novel "Hulagu's Web, with a first prize of $500.00 cash, numerous Dick Blick Gift Certificates and publication of the 1st place winning entry. Sponsored by the 93 year old Dick Blick Art Material Company, Subterfuge Publishing and the Tampa, Florida company.

Subterfuge Publishing, announced today the details of their “Book Cover Contest” for their politically charged Novel “Hulagu’s Web – The presidential pursuit of Senator Katherine Laforge.” The contest is sponsored by the 93 year old Dick Blick Art Material Company of Galesburg, Il, Subterfuge Publishing of Lumberton, TX and the Tampa, Florida company a subsidiary of Exhedra Solutions, Inc.

The official sponsors of the contest will award a first-place cash prize of $500.00 for the winning book cover design. The second and third prize winners will receive cash prizes of $20.00 and $10.00 respectively plus gift certificates from the Dick Blick Art Material Company. The winning entry will be used, as the basis for the actual cover for the novel “Hulagu’s Web – The presidential pursuit of Senator Katherine Laforge” and the winning artist will be given full credit for their contribution towards the final design.

The Book Cover Design Contest is open to any talented artist who follows the contest’s rules. These rules and a basic overview of the contest requirements are posted at To provide every aspiring artist a chance to win, no contest entry fees are charged, and participants are welcomed to submit more than one entry.

The judging panel for this prestigious book cover design competition will consist of:

-Eva Almeida of Kitimat, B.C. and Manoj Vijayan of Bangalore, India, the founders of, the successful Canadian dot com company specializing in book cover designs. Their creative genius and professional savvy have earned them the respect of the book publishing industry.

-Alexis Anne McCarthy is a practicing artist and Managing Director for the Beaumont Art League ( in Beaumont, Texas. Her work has been published and purchased by numerous private collectors. Alexis has also organized and judged previous art venues.

-Brion Sausser the prolific freelance cover artist of Book Cover Design by Brion ( is located in Chula Vista, California, who brings 15 plus years of design experience and insight of the publishing industry as the former Managing Editor of Aventine Press.

-Frank Gerrietts ( is an acclaimed painter, sculptor, muralist, and prior president of the Beaumont Art League. Frank is also a renowned art teacher with 20 years experience who has judged and jurored numerous art competitions.

-Magnus Andersson the founder of Innervision Design, Inc. ( specializes in Book Cover and Digital Imagery Design. An internationally recognized company that has been featured on Syndicated Television and in major newspapers.

-The Visitors of will also be given a chance to vote online for their favorite cover design. Their votes will be counted and given weight in the final selection of the winning book cover.

-The final member on the panel of judges is Stacie Hearne the CEO of Subterfuge Publishing. Her knowledge of the story behind Hulagu’s Web will insure that the cover represents the essence of the book.

The judging will take place on Oct 24, 2004 and winners will be posted the next day on web site and the official site for the novel “Hulagu’s Web – The presidential pursuit of Senator Katherine Laforge”. In addition to the primary prizes, every artist submitting an entry will be honored with a letter of appreciation and a $5.00 gift certificate towards the purchase of the novel “Hulagu’s Web – The presidential pursuit of Senator Katherine Laforge”. All contest entries will be posted on to allow web visitors to cast their vote for their favorite cover.

One of the contest's goals is to offer a chance to each entrant to display their professional talent on a national level. Ian Ippolito, the CEO of Exhedra Solutions, Inc., believes that this is a good chance for aspiring artists to get some well-deserved recognition. This contest will provide exposure for these talented artists and will introduce them to the phenomenon where hundreds of graphic design jobs are listed each and every day.

Details about the book cover design contest can be found at or at
This contest is void where prohibited by law.

Contact: Stacie Hearne

P.O. Box 8008

Lumberton, TX 777657-8008

Office 800-635-9048 Fax 409-755-6372

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