Contest: Design a Lunar Chronicles Bookmark

Posted on: 12th Jun 2015  /   Categorized: Giveaways

My supply of bookmarks is getting low, and when I was thinking about placing a new order yesterday, I thought – WAIT. This is the perfect opportunity to host a new design contest.






YOUR MISSION: Design a bookmark that I can use for promotional swag.


– The winning bookmark will be used as a promotional item for the release of Winter, but you may choose to highlight all of the books in the series, or only Winter, or any combination thereof (including Fairest and Stars Above). As long as it relates to the Lunar Chronicles, your design will be qualified!

– Either or (or both) should be indicated somewhere on your design.

– Your design must fit onto a 2×8 inch bookmark.

– You may design either a one-sided or two-sided bookmark. If you make it two-sided, please submit both sides as one entry (i.e., one image showing both sides).

– Your sticker design may include graphics, text, or a combination of the two.

– You are welcome to use any or all of the book covers in your design, but please do not use copyrighted images. Any artwork or photography should be your own creation or you must have permission to use it.

– Open internationally.

– Be creative!



– Please submit ONLY ONE DESIGN. If you submit more than one design, your work will be disqualified.

– Once your design is finished, post it on a public web site. (Pinterest is preferred, but I will also accept Tumblr, DeviantART, Twitter, or Instagram. Please do not use Facebook as it has difficult privacy guidelines. Do not email me your design.)

– Send me the link to your design using the contact form at

– Important: By submitting an entry to this contest you are giving me permission to use your design for promotional materials at my discretion. You retain all other rights to your work.

– All entries must be received no later than midnight PST on Friday, July 3, 2015.


I will gather all entries onto a public Pinterest board in the week following July 3. Finalists will be selected through a non-scientific method of “Loves” and “Repins,” as well as my personal favorites.

All finalists will be posted on this blog and put to a vote.

ALL FINALISTS will receive a signed book and a swag pack of Lunar Chronicles goodies.

ONE GRAND PRIZE WINNER will receive a set of signed books, a limited-edition messenger bag, and more! Plus their design will be turned into real bookmarks!



Happy designing, and GOOD LUCK!


  1. Red commented on:

    Open internationally? Yes! Already gathering ideas~

  2. Your Name commented on:

    I shall strive to come up with a brilliant bookmark! It shall be done.

  3. Rich commented on:

    Do we draw it or make it on photoshop?

  4. Ansley commented on:

    Time to go make bookmarks!! I will try to make the best one I can!!

  5. Portia commented on:

    Ohhh, I’m so excited! I know I’m not exactly the best designer/artist out there, but it should be a fun thing to do in my spacious amount of free time, now that summer’s started.

  6. Kym ly commented on:

    I want to win this so bad!!! Running of to design!

  7. G commented on:

    I prefer to do art on paper not on the computer, would it be alright if I did that and sent in a photo?

  8. Anailui commented on:

    Oh! This is so amazing! I’ll do my best! 😀

  9. shanti commented on:

    I love bookmarking (I mean, making) and I’m so glad that this is international. I will work on a bookmark. Is posting it on a blog okay?

  10. Kym commented on:

    OMG! So excited! Managed to finish my design and submit it all in a day! And I only just saw this competition this morning.

    Good luck to everyone!

    My entry link:

  11. Lily commented on:

    That is awesome! My friend and I were wondering if we could work together?…………………We could share a prize if we one.

  12. Nina commented on:

    Is their a certain hashtag we should use when posting it on social media?

  13. Sisi commented on:


  14. Nina commented on:

    Do the winners get hardcover books or paperback?

  15. Lily commented on:

    Marissa Meyer, you are such an awesome writer! My friend and I were wondering if you were coming to Auburn NY anytime soon? Anyway this bookmark contest is so exciting!

  16. Samantha commented on:

    Wohh love this idea! Thanks for the opportunity~, I’ll do my best ^^
    Really hope to see all the other designs EVERYBODY let’s do some beautiful designs for this amazing book series \·U·/

  17. Annalise commented on:

    May we put an artists signature/name on our entry?

  18. Ashlyn commented on:

    Does the picture need to be scanned or can you just take a picture and post?

  19. Val commented on:

    This is perfect, I have a concussion and don’t know what to do, so I can do this!

  20. Val commented on:

    How many finalists will there be?

  21. M commented on:

    I have a bookmark from a few months back that I’m really happy with and it miraculously fits those guidelines, so I’ll be using that.

  22. M commented on:

    I have a bookmark from a few months back that I’m really happy with and it miraculously fits those guidelines, so I’ll be using that. 😀

  23. M commented on:

    Oops, I didn’t mean to post that twice. Could you delete this and either version of that comment? Sorry!

  24. TimelordDalekQueen commented on:

    I do not know what to do. My idea may already be taken. I guess I will still try.

  25. Alexis commented on:

    I finished my bookmark Marissa Meyer! I sent it to u, and posted it on Twitter! @sweetypetitti

  26. Your Name commented on:

    Here is my link to my bookMark. I hope you like it I spent two to draw it and a couple hours to get the writing and croping finished <3

  27. Lunar Bee commented on:

    Love this idea! so doing it, already started! Thank you @Marissa Meyer

  28. Alex commented on:

    How will you send the winner and finalists their prizes?

  29. Loraine commented on:

    Here’s my design. Hope you like it. I drew it because I don’t have the ability to make it with my computer. I wish everyone so much luck.

  30. Oksana commented on:

    I’m glad there is another opportunity to contribute this way to the TLC fandom, but I’m concerned and a little dejected about something. You’ve hosted mostly artistic contests (with a few exceptions, such as the “tell-us-why-you-love-TLC” video contest). Visual art isn’t everyone’s forte, though; not every Lunartic who wants to join has the skill to participate. Will you ever host more linguistic/musical/no-particular-skills-required contests, so that everyone has a chance?

  31. Mai commented on:

    I was confused as to how to submit, so here is my link 🙂

  32. Kacy commented on:

    Can we write our names on the bookmark, like designed by *insert name here*

  33. Kyrie Garcia commented on:

    I have submitted my entry on the contact for at the link you provided above. Im only a little worried to make sure i did it right because of how it states you may not see the message for months. i hope it was right and you re able to see my art, im so very excited about how it turned out and hope you will be too, i put my heart and soul into it! thank you for the opportunity!

  34. Cole commented on:

    Your Message

  35. Cole commented on:

    Thank you Marissa Meyer for the opportunity to design bookmark it’s very warming to know that you keep in touch with the people who love your books. I hope your enjoy my design

  36. Lyra commented on:

    Is there any way to use the fonts from the covers? I know the title is close to Aeronaut and the rest of the text is Huron but those fonts aren’t free. Or is it okay to use other fonts?

  37. Martina commented on:

    Can we draw it?
    Or should we use a computer to help us?

  38. G commented on:

    I would just like to say thank you Marissa Meyer for the opportunity of being able to design a bookmark for such an amazing book series and i had such an awesome time designing it too! I hope you received it through the contact link above even though it says it may be months before the message is seen to you. Thank you again and hope you like it.

  39. Kayla commented on:

    So do we pin it on Pinterest or send it?

  40. Grace commented on:

    I already have all the books, but I would love to have signed copies! Plus, it gives me a chance to explore my abilities. Thank you so much, Marissa!

  41. Mika Fay commented on:
    I can’t figure out how to make this a link

  42. Mika Fay commented on:
    Turns out it automatically links. This is if you can’t find on other sight.

  43. Mika Fay commented on:

    I forgot to say that the millions of pictures I am showing you are all the same thing. I am just doing it on a lot of different formats just in case. the reason that each post has two pictures is that they are double sided. Will stop commenting now.

  44. Kacy commented on:

    Here is our bookmark! Hope you love it, not like it, LOVE IT!

  45. Katie commented on:

    My bookmark is viewable at

    I gave it my best shot, so I’m pretty excited. Good luck everyone!

  46. Kacy commented on:
    Sorry about the first message plz don’t count that as a double submission I don’t think the link worked

  47. Katie commented on:

    For some reason it linked wrong, so second time lucky I guess. Here it is again

  48. aentee commented on:

    View my entry here:

    I’ve also sent Marissa a Pinterest link on the Connect form.

    I had a lot of fun with the contest. Good luck everyone!

  49. Aliza commented on:

    I’ve love this series and I love making bookmark. So I decided why not try this out. I already submitting my bookmark to the contact form but I people seem to e putting links here also so I
    Here I am. So here is what I created

  50. Zara hill commented on:

    I hope you can take a look at mine!

    I was up till 1am to finish my bookmark 🙂
    Hope you like it ! 😀

  51. M commented on:

    I guess I’ll put mine here too, though I already submitted it through the contact form.

  52. Diane Gronas commented on:


    I love your books. The Cinder story was similar in many ways to what I was thinking when I wrote STARSEEKER, my own version of Cinderella in a future world, before your story was published. My target was a younger age group but I’ve been told it has made two rounds at NASA. I’m looking forward to reading WINTER to see what happens to Cinder and her prince.

    Thanks for the reason to play in Photoshop. I enjoy every opportunity to do so. This promo was a stroke of genius. I hope you sell lots of books!

    Bookmark contest entry –

    Note: I’ve tried submitting this 8 times in the contact form but it keeps bouncing to my Email as undelivered.

  53. Mika Fay commented on:

    I forgot to ask earlier; When the rules said ”Please submit ONLY ONE DESIGN. If you submit more than one design, your work will be disqualified” Does that mean each picture can only be sent once [as in I can only send one link] Or is it OK to send more than one link, as long as they go to the same picture? Thanks!

  54. Emily commented on:

    I loved doing this!
    This just increases my excitement for when Winter comes out.

    My entry:

    Good luck to everyone!

  55. Rachel M. commented on:

    This contest is the coolest thing ever, fans from everywhere showing their excitement for Winter and the lunar chronicles. I can’t wait until this book comes out! It will be sad for the adventure to finish though, but the story will stay with us forever.

    Just in case my submission didn’t come through, here it is 🙂

  56. Jordan Bishop commented on:

    Hi Marissa,

    Here is my entry:

    I tried submitting through the contact form, but I received an email saying it did not go through. I do have a bigger/better quality version available. Thank you for the opportunity!

    I hope you like it!

  57. Abigail C. commented on:
  58. Anne Marie commented on:

    Hi! Today is my birthday and if you answer some questions you´re going to make me happy. Sorry for my english, i’m from Spain.

    -Why the lunars said that Levana was the most powerful with her gift, second only to Selene? Why the said the same about Channary?
    -Levana’s skin, hair and eyes are like her mother and sister?
    -Levana is mad? I think she’s a little schyzophrenic. Deep inside her exists some goodness?
    -What kind of cloth is the favourite of Levana? I’m going to make a picture of her. Her hair is completely curly or only a little curly?

    As you can see Levana is my favourite character. Also if you write the story about how the doctors saved Selene and sent her to Earth in Stars Above will be fantastic

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  60. Queen Lunartic commented on:

    I’m SO EXCITED! Can’t wait to see everyone’s designs!, good luck all! Here’s my design @Marissa Meyer

  61. Maria C. commented on: This is my entry, I did it through tumbler. Super excited to see what other fans came up with!

  62. Erica Catarina commented on:

    Submitted mine through the contact form… But just to be safe, I’ll leave it here as well! 😀

    I hope you all like it!

  63. Talina Roma commented on:


    I submitted my entry through the Connect form, but I also wanted to post it on here in case you didn’t get the e-mail. Below are the links to where I posted my design!

  64. Letizia Esposito commented on:

    Submitted the bookmark through the contact form but just to be sure, I’ll leave it here too!

  65. Elin Hu commented on:

    I submitted my design through the contact form, but just to be safe I’ll put the link here too!

    I hope you all like it!

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  67. P Simon commented on:

    Here is my entry to the Bookmark competition! I had fun doing it!

  68. Krystal commented on:

    I am way beyond excited for Winter! Here is my entry:

  69. Isaac commented on:

    Here is my submission to your bookmark contest! (Just in case I didn’t use the contact form correctly 😀 )

  70. Michelle commented on:

    Here is my entry for the bookmark contest…thank you for having a contest. It was fun to put a bookmark together. And I love the books…thank you for writing them!

    (I am having problems with my email getting kicked back using the contact page…sorry, hopefully my computer stops fighting with me and sends it. 🙂

  71. Alix commented on:

    Here’s my entry for the contest. Hope I made it in time!

  72. Claire L. commented on:

    Here’s my entry for the bookmark contest!

  73. Nina Boscan commented on:

    Hi Marisssa! Here’s the link to my entry!
    I hope you love it and makes you feel proud of all your dedicated fans! Have a lovely day!

  74. Vanessa commented on:

    This is my design I hope you all like it!!!!

  75. Lucy C commented on:

    This is so awesome!!! 🙂 I wanna win this so badly, O_o.
    Oh, well, here’s my design,,,
    Good Luck to every one else 🙂

  76. Alison H commented on:

    I sent my entry through the contact but like all the others, I am posting it here for good measure as well!

    Hand painted on canvas. Hope you like it! 🙂

  77. Courtney commented on:

    I submitted my entry and posted to tumblr and pinterest.

    Here it is:


  78. Veronica commented on:

    Already submitted my entry but here it is just in case:

    Thank you 🙂

  79. Lauren H commented on:

    Everyone else is submitting theirs here, so I didn’t want to miss out. Btw, everyone’s designs are GORGEOUS. Good luck, all. Oh, and I did submit it the other way too… 🙂

  80. Allana Lopez commented on:

    This is my entry in case it didn’t send in the form:)

  81. Coranova Amaris commented on:

    I’m so sorry! I turned in my entry on Pinterest, tumblr, instagram, and Twitter yesterday in time, but I forgot to post it here! I hope you can still accept it! And that you’ll like it. 🙂
    (P.S. My entry is the second-to-last pin on my Lunar Chronicles board.)

  82. Vanessa Zhang commented on:

    This is my design!!! I drew everything on my computer, I hope you all like it!! <3

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  84. Coranova Amaris commented on:

    Oh goodness, the link didn’t post! I’m sorry, really really sorry, my phone is not the best. Please still consider it!

  85. Coranova Amaris commented on:

    Aaand the link didn’t post again. *sigh*

  86. _____ commented on:

    Take the time to look at the big picture and figure out what will work best for everyone involved and
    fit into the company’s budget.

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