Cover #1 seems to be winning your approval at a rate of nearly 3:1. I think it's safe to say the cover #1 wins for the 2018 contest cover. Thanks for speaking up!
This is supposed to be an ANDI'S JOURNAL post day, but Mrs. M postponed it until next Monday (watch for it). She is getting the Official Rules and the Awesome Prizes ready for the upcoming annual CCA short-story writing contest, and she needs a graphic of the potential cover to go on the prize graphic. The title can change, so if you think of another one you like better than this one, just write your ideas in the comments below. This came from an enthusiastic fan who is looking forward to the contest. (Thanks, Sadie.) She had a long list, and I grabbed one that I liked too.
Readers also send me pictures on occasion, and while I like them a lot, I can't display them here for you to vote on, as I can't find any of the suggested pictures on the Deposit Photo site. I got a super deal, 100 downloads for $39.00. The two you see here came from Deposit Photo, but I don't want to download a bunch more after I've already gotten these two. How about voting for the one you like best? #1 or #2? Just leave your vote in the comments. (If you absolutely HATE either of them, then go to Deposit Photos, copy the number of one you think will work better, and leave it in the comments. I'll go look at it.)
I'll give you until the end of the week, and then I need to get that prize graphic created.