2020 Awards Shortlist

68th Australian Book Design Award Shortlist Announcement!

In this time of uncertainty, it is our great privilege to celebrate exciting news with the community. The ABDA committee are thrilled to present the Shortlist for the 68th Australian Book Design Awards 2020. Please join us to recognise the bravest and brightest, the most original and beautiful books published in Australia in 2019.

Download the Shortlist here

Congratulations to our shortlisted Book Creatives! Our team of intrepid judges spent hours upon hours poring over each Longlisted title. Considering each book’s merits, carefully reflecting on the concept, development and finished product to create an impressive Shortlist of original, brave, creative and beautiful books. A list that the entire Australian Publishing community can be proud to call their own.

Due to the COVID-19 global pandemic, the ABDA committee made the very difficult decision to postpone the 68th Australian Book Design Awards 2020, which were due to be held 22 May 2020

We are committed to our members, entrants, judges, sponsors and our community to ensure our 2020 awards are celebrated. The winners of the Australian Book Design Awards will be announced at the Awards Ceremony Celebration later this year (date to be announced). And we are planning a number of community engagement programs to help celebrate our talented Book Design community in the meantime!

The awards celebration will also include the announcement of The Designers’ Choice Awards voted for by our ABDA Members.

  • The Hachette Australia Designers’ Choice Book of the Year
  • The Booktopia Designers’ Choice Cover of the Year
  • Designers’ Choice Children’s/Young Adult Book of the Year
  • The OPUS Designers’ Choice Children’s/Young Adult Cover of the Year