Check out last year’s Cover Design Contest 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
While we loved Journey’s Cover Submission, we needed a landscape image to fit the journal dimensions.
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 submission is the official title page for the 2020 edition!