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2021 Australian Book Design Awards Shortlist Announced!


2021 Australian Book Design Awards Shortlist Announced!

Congratulations to all of this year’s shortlisted designers! Our hard working judges have whittled down what was already an extremely impressive longlist, taking into account each book’s merits, and reflecting on the concept, development and finished product, to come up with a shortlist of original, brave, creative and beautiful books. A list that shows that the Australian book design community is amongst the best in the world.

The full shortlist is available for download here. Awards branded assets are available for download here for promotional purposes.

The winners of the Australian Book Design Awards will be announced at the 69th Australian Book Design Awards ceremony which will be streamed live to you on all your devices on Thursday, June 24. We hope you will be able to join us then.

And professional members; make sure your membership is up to date so you are eligible to vote for the Designers’ Choice Awards:
  • The OPUS Designers’ Choice Children’s/Young Adult Cover of the Year 2021
  • Designers’ Choice Children’s/Young Adult Book of the Year 2021
  • The Booktopia Designers’ Choice Cover of the Year 2021
  • The Hachette Designers’ Choice Book of the Year 2021
Stay tuned for more information about the Designers’ Choice awards coming to you soon and, if you need to check your membership status, just email Simon on