2021 Australian Book Design Awards

2021 sees the the 69th Australian Book Design Awards where we celebrate the best of the best of Australian book design each year. The highlight of the book design calendar in this country, the awards are open to books designed and published for the first time in Australia between 1 January and 31 December of the previous year.

This year has seen a bumper crop of entries; the ABDA Committee is delighted to announce that we received over 400 submissions. This is a new record for us and is particularly heartening given the difficult times we are all living through. So – well done, Australian book design community!

Since entries closed on December 21 last year, a lot has happened; firstly our hard-working judges sifted through all the entries and came up with this year’s longlist. Follow the link to see the amazing array of beautiful books that then proceeded to the next stage in the awards. Which brings us to this year’s shortlist where the best of the best really are on display! Follow that link to see that Australian Book Design can proudly hold its head high on the world stage.

You can now order the stunning catalogues and show bags for this year’s awards here.

Stay tuned for news of the awards ceremony which will be streamed live to your device on Thursday, June 24 2021.

And, of course, we couldn’t have done this without the support of our generous sponsors.