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Stack are having a Christmas cover challenge! Draw them a Christmas magazine cover and you could win £150 cash in time for this year’s Christmas shopping.


Stack are asking you to create a Christmas cover for your favourite Stack magazine. You could go for a subtle twist on a real cover they produced this year, or you could let your imagination run wild with an orgy of Santas and snowmen – the choice is yours.

They will pick our favourite cover and will print it full size on the December envelopes. The winning artist will also receive a free year’s subscription to Stack, plus a £150 cash prize to help take care of their Christmas shopping.

Interested? Here are the rules…

1. The magazine you choose must be in the current Stack line up.
2. Your artwork must include the magazine’s logo.
3. You can only use one colour – black. You can use pens, Illustrator, or any other tools you want, as long as we can print it in black on our envelopes.
4. Your design should work to the aspect ratio of the magazine you choose, and will be printed at approximately 300mm tall.
5. Your artwork should be emailed to us as a high resolution flattened jpeg by 12pm GMT on Thursday 20th November. The winner will be announced and the artwork sent to print on Friday 21st.

Good luck!

Check out their website for more information:


Stack in the Box

As an independent magazine, we are huge fans of other independent magazines, but bigger fans than us are the guys over at Stack. They bring together the best of the best (if we do say so ourselves) magazines and send subscribers one a month; it’s pretty exciting stuff getting something different every time and discovering publications you might not have otherwise read!

Anyway, these guys are holding a three day event at Boxpark Shoreditch this weekend all about magazines. Friday will kick off with a cover competition, so please remember to vote for the VNA cover via Twitter, Facebook or at Boxpark – don’t worry we’ll remind you. Then Saturday they will be celebrating music related publications and finally on Sunday you will be able to pop in and buy a whole range of independent magazines, including VNA.

Definitely head down and grab a free beer, but don’t spill it on the magazines.