Cover Design Contest: 2020

Check out last year’s Cover Design Contest Winners!

2020 Full Cover file
The Official Cover of Bravura 2020

2020 Winners

First Place: Journey Smothers

Journey Smothers is a Palomar Alumnus from the small town of Julian. Although majoring in Spanish and English, she spends most of her time creating pieces of expressional art. Journey enjoys illustrating by painting, woodworking, digital media, and linework. You can find more of her works on instagram @stars.a.bove


The progress of making a sketch into a horizontal newsletter cover:) #drawing #art #digitalart #animation #progress #sketchbook

♬ Tadow – Masego & FKJ
Journey Smothers Original Cover Submission 2020

While we loved Journey’s Cover Submission, we needed a landscape image to fit the journal dimensions.

Journey Social Media Post

When we contacted Journey about the format, she enthusiastically offered suggestions for how she could revise the image to make it work for the publication.

We are very happy with how it turned out!

Second Place: Valente Martinez

BIO: Valente Martinez is a screenwriter, photographer, and filmmaker who focuses on Chicano identity through the Visual Arts at Palomar. He pursues photography to pay the bills and produces stories centered on Mexican-American lives in San Diego.

Another amazing cover submission! Valente’s cover was a close second for the 2020 Bravura Cover Design Contest.

Valente's Cover Submission

 Valente’s submission is the official title page for the 2020 edition!


2019 Art by Julia Flores
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