There is a fascinating story behind every Hot Press cover – with some of them particularly high on drama and excitement. But the covers also reflect the stories that were important as the magazine developed, as well as the changing life and times of Ireland – and indeed of the world! – over the past 33 years.

Now it’s your chance to get inspired and become a part of the history of Hot Press cover stories. You don’t even have to be a designer or a graphic artist! Just impress us with what YOU think would be a brilliant magazine cover that would jump off the shelves!

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