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, our hard-working judges have been sifting through all the entries and we are now proud to present this year’s longlist. Follow the link to see the amazing array of beautiful books that are proceeding to the next stage in the awards. And keep your eyes on this page and our social media for this year’s shortlist announcement coming soon!