Design a cover for a limited edition of Dan Brown’s new thriller Origin

Dan Brown is known for his trademark ability to blend codes, science, religion, history, architecture, and art seamlessly.

In past novels, he has always explored the worlds of classical art—Botticelli, Da Vinci, Bernini, and beyond.

In Origin, however, there's a twist...the art is modern.

And so...using only Modern Art and the word "Origin" as your inspiration, let your creativity flow.  We can't wait to see what you come up with.

Please note: this cover will not be printed on the hardcover edition of Origin by Dan Brown, on sale October 3, 2017. This cover will only be printed on a limited-edition print run and is not available for purchase.

Contest now closed

Thank you for your interest in the Dan Brown Origin Cover Contest.  The contest is now closed.  We are currently selecting our finalists for public voting, beginning May 2. 

The book cover with the greatest number of votes will be printed and used as the cover on a limited edition of Origin in time for the book release on October 3!  








April 23


NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Enter between Monday, March 13, and Sunday, April 23. U.S. residents, 18+. Void where prohibited or restricted by law. Decisions of the judges are final.   See Official Rules



This is your once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to design a book cover that will be printed and featured on a hardcover limited edition of Origin in time for the book release on October 3. Dan Brown will select the top six designs and promote the finalists to his nearly 7 million fans across social media. The winner will be selected based on public voting and announced live by Dan Brown at BookCon on June 3, 2017.

Early entry Incentive

Dan Brown will select one finalist from all entries submitted during the first two weeks of the contest.  During the remaining four weeks of the contest, Dan Brown will promote the first finalist cover design to his millions of fans.  Increase your chances of becoming a finalist and getting additional buzz for your cover design by submitting your entry by 11:59 PM on March 26, 2017.

Previous covers

Take a look at the previous Dan Brown book covers below for inspiration. Think you can top them? Enter your book cover today!


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