The 2018 Awards

The Australian Book Design Awards celebrate the bravest and brightest, the most original and beautiful books published in Australia each year.

The ABDA Committee is delighted to announce the 66th Australian Book Design Awards will take place in Melbourne on Friday 25 May commencing at 7pm. Tickets will go on sale in April, subscribe to our email newsletter for updates.

The competition is open to books designed and published for the first time in Australia between 1 January 2017 and 31 December 2017.

Entries were open in sixteen categories, including some new/revised categories such as Emerging Designer of the Year, Best Designed Auto-biography/Biography/Memoir Non-Fiction Cover and Best Designed General Non-fiction Book (including Scholarly and Reference).

For full entry details please download the Submission Guidelines (PDF).

Entries for the 66th Annual Book Design Awards 2018 closed on Friday 22 December 2017.