wioletta lenczowska, winner, cover design contest no. 6
Perhaps our cover design contest no.6: DSM-5/DSoM at 40, american psychiatric association/pink floyd  was a bit, shall we say, open ended. In any event, there was a record low turnout (fewer than 40 entries!). Still, if the thirty-odd designs hewed rather closely to relatively predictable images (prisms, rainbows, brains) there were nonetheless among them some well-executed and interesting covers. I especially liked the shattered prism of Moira Perez (Spain) and the light-absorbing prism of Tomasz Florczak (Poland). Gary Gowans (UK) and Narayana Navarroza (Philippines) both opted for a new, top-down perspective, while the cover of Fionn Byrne (Canada) emphasizes the particular dimensions of diagnostics. Janusz Marciniak (Poland) found inspiration in a rainbow aura. Helena Raczynska-Pachut (Poland) and Przemyslaw Pachut (Poland) rounded out the sequence with their interpretations. Lastly, I should note that a few people, at least, dispensed with expected themes altogether. I liked the rather clinical covers of Mia Vucic (Croatia).
Still, it was Wioletta Lenczowska (Poland) whose precise and lovely covers seemed just right.
Gary Gowans (l)
Narayana Navarroza (r)
Fionn Byrne (l)
Janusz Marciniak (r)
Helena Raczynska-Pachut (l)
Przemyslaw Pachut (r)