Would you like to paint the cover of The Footy Almanac 2015?


Each year we work with an artist to develop a cover for our annual publication The Footy Almanac.

Artists are invited to produce an image which will be in the running to become the basis of the cover for  The Footy Almanac 2015.

It is important to remember that the painting is to be used as a cover. We prefer a bright, dynamic, eye-catching cover which does justice to the season, and to the artist. However, we rule nothing out.

The cover image should feature the premier club, and player/s from it. However, again, we rule nothing out.

Click here to see the previous paintings.




Once the Grand Final teams are known, I will discuss concepts with the artists who have expressed their interest – and we develop some ideas.

Once the premiership is decided, there is further consultation with the artists. It may be that something from the Grand Final would work beautifully as a cover. eg Paul Chapman’s mark – 2007

Artists have then tended to produce a sketch, and/or ‘rough’.

Once we settle on an image the artist has about three weeks to complete the painting.

Once completed it is professionally photographed and goes to our cover designer.

Apart from the exposure you receive by being on the cover, in the past we have helped the artist sell the work by promotion through the Almanac site. However we have made other arrangements with artists where requested.


If you would like to get involved, please contact me.


John Harms

0417 635030

About John Harms

JTH is a writer, publisher, speaker, historian. He is publisher and contributing editor of The Footy Almanac and footyalmanac.com.au. He has written columns and features for numerous publications. His books include Confessions of a Thirteenth Man, Memoirs of a Mug Punter, Loose Men Everywhere, Play On, The Pearl: Steve Renouf's Story and Life As I Know It (with Michelle Payne). He appears (appeared?) on ABCTV's Offsiders. He can be contacted [email protected] He is married to The Handicapper and has three school-age kids - Theo, Anna, Evie. He might not be the worst putter in the world but he's in the worst three. His ambition was to lunch for Australia but it clashed with his other ambition - to shoot his age.

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