Category 2: Album Cover Design

Album cover designers, apply now and make some stunning art that makes listeners stop browsing and press play. 

The cover should be organic in style and reflect the overall vibe of Korean culture. Designers are invited to submit their artwork via this website. The selected design is set to be released in July as a single album, which will contain a K-Pop song with lyrics from the Lyrics Category winner.

How to Apply

  1. Get inspired by Korean culture (anything from heritage sites, landmarks, food, to traditions) and the instrumental version of the K-Pop song soundtrack.

  2. Create your own design in the required format below.

  3. Apply through the website (HERE)



  • You will be credited with the album art on online streaming platforms. 

  • You will be presented the first prize by the Head of the School of Art at York St John University.

  • Your artwork will be presented at the upcoming Yor-K (Korea Day) Festival.


* Requirements*

  • The artwork must in the format of:
    - Perfect square
    - Aspect ratio: 3,200 x 3,200 pixels or higher
    - RGB, resolution of 300DPI or higher
    - Format: JPG, JPEG, PNG

* Bonus perks for All Contest Entrants:

  • Submitted entries will be shared on the KCCUK social media channels and Korea Day events with York St John University. Digital or print exhibition will take place during Yor-K event (Korea Festival in York) in July 2021. 

FAQ (Artwork contest)


[Artwork contest] - Dr Robert Wilsmore, Head of School of the Arts, York St John University - Dr Yeji Han, Lecturer in Korean and Linguistics, Languages and Linguistics, York St John University - Korean Cultural Centre UK - Special judges will be announced soon

How much does it cost to enter the competition?

It's Free!

Can I join as a group or with my friends?

Yes, you can. Please specify each person's name when you submit your entry.

How do I submit my Artwork?

Please click HERE to find out more about the application process.

Will I have ownership of my submission?

Yes. The Korean Cultural Centre UK does not claim ownership of the materials you submit for the contest. But please note that we may showcase your submitted entries on the KCCUK website, social media channels, and Yor-K (Korea Festival in York) events with York St John University.

I'm not a UK citizen. Can I apply?

Who CAN apply?
- a UK citizen living in the UK.
- a UK citizen living outside of the UK.
- a resident of the UK and living in the UK now Who CAN NOT apply?
- a resident of the UK but living outside of the UK. *If applying as a pair or group, all the applicants must satisfy the requirements.