The Book Design Awards are Australia’s longest running graphic design awards, but in 2013 the Australian Publishing Association decided to discontinue them. To keep the awards running for a 62nd consecutive year, a group of Australian designers formed the ABDA as an independent, non-profit entity in March 2014.
There is some lovely work up for this years awards, and you can download full a list of the nominees as a PDF. Here are a few of the book covers that caught my eye:
Best Designed Literary Fiction Book
Best Designed Non-Fiction Book
Best Designed Young Adult Book
Zac & Mia by A. J. Betts; design by W. H. Chong (Text Publishing July 2013)
The winners of the Australian Book Design Awards will be announced in Melbourne on August 22nd, 2014.