As a reminder, the deadline for the cover competition for the February and May 2018 issues of Technical Communication is 1 December 2017.

February 2018: cover illustrations on the subject of changing standards in grammar and punctuation

May 2018 (a special issue on project management): cover illustrations on the subject of project management

Cover illustrations could be diagrams, drawings, photographs, collages, infographics, cartoons, comic strips, or brief graphic narratives.

For either issue, please submit your cover illustration (approximately 20×20 cm or 8×8 inches) as a high-resolution (300 dpi or better) jpg file by 1 December 2017 to with a brief explanation (100-200 words) of how your illustration addresses the cover subject.  A five-member international jury of specialists will organize anonymous review of the submissions and choose each issue’s cover illustration.  Honorable mentions will be published inside the journal.

To view previous winning cover illustrations, please visit


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