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The Left Hand of God

Competition closes: 04 Apr 2010

Voting period: 07 Feb 2010 - 04 Apr 2010

This competition has now finished
Congratulations to DEEPRED1981 whose entry was chosen by our judges as the winning entry!
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The Left Hand of God
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Penguin Books was founded in 1935 by Allen Lane and is now the world’s most renowned English language publisher, with some of the most critically acclaimed and successful authors around on its list. Penguin is in the Top 10 most famous brands in the world and is best known for its innovation. The publisher has some of the biggest names in the design world that have created covers for its books, including Peter Blake, Manolo Blahnik, Paul Smith, Sam Taylor-Wood, David Pearson and Coralie Bickford to name but a few.

The Left Hand of God is Penguin’s biggest fiction launch of the last decade. As the first instalment in a groundbreaking new series of imaginative fiction, it will leave its readers in awe. When the book was acquired by Penguin the translation rights sold almost overnight to over 20 countries in a frenzy of auctions. Since then it has attracted the attention of the media, critics and bloggers, who have described it as ‘magnificent’, ‘wonderful’ and ‘brillaint.

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The top ten entries submitted will be put into the winner’s shortlist with the top three entries given the chance to win some fantastic prizes.

1st Prize – The opportunity to have your artwork featured in association with the promotion of The Left Hand Of God paperback, also printed on the Don’t Panic poster for August, £200 worth of Penguin books and a signed copy of The Left Hand of God

2nd Prize - £100 of Penguin books and a signed copy of The Left Hand of God

3rd Prize - £50 worth of Penguin books and signed copy of The Left Hand Of God

Every shortlisted entrant will receive a copy of the book.

Listen. The Sanctuary of the redeemers on Shotover Scarp is named after a damned lie, for there is no redemption that goes on there and less sanctuary.

Don’t Panic has teamed up with Penguin books for the chance to design artwork for their biggest fiction launch of the decade, The Left Hand of God by Paul Hoffman.
Already receiving rave reviews, the book centres around a mysterious, secretive, charming and violent young boy, Thomas Cale, an occupant of the desolate Sanctuary under the brutal regime of the Lord Redeemers.

So used to the cruelty bestowed upon him that he seems immune to it all, soon he will open the wrong door at the wrong time and witness an act so terrible that he will have to leave the place, or die …

To celebrate the hardback publication of this must-read book, we have launched a visual design competition, for which the winner will have their artwork printed on the infamous Don’t Panic poster and also the chance to have artwork featured in association with Penguins promotion of the LHOG paperback.

What we are looking for is artistic representation of the lead character Thomas Cale. There are three excerpts to choose from, all giving a sneak peak of the character and his surroundings. We want you to use your artistic knowhow and design skills to create your interpretation of Thomas Cale using the text provided.
Each excerpt is different so please only choose one to base your design of Thomas Cale on.

Download excerpts here

We’ve also got an exclusive clip of the author himself talking about the atmosphere of the book, which might help you to imagine the world of Thomas Cale.

Its peer-to-peer, folks, so vote for the ones you like (or hate!) and the top ten will be put to a shortlist. The top three can win some fantastic prizes with the winner having the ultimate chance to be a part of the history of The Left Hand of God, and have their artwork featured in one of the most exciting fiction releases ever. You’ve got until 7th April to submit your artwork



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