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2018 PANZ Book Design Awards shortlist announced

We are delighted to share our five books shortlisted for the 2018 PANZ Book Design Awards.

Upstart Press Award for Best Non-illustrated Book

Bird Words edited by Elisabeth Easther, designed by Rachel Clark


Scholastic New Zealand Award for Best Children’s Book

Aotearoa: The New Zealand Story by Gavin Bishop, design by Vida and Luke Kelly, Kelly Design, illustrations by Gavin Bishop

Summer Days by multiple contributors, designed by Jenny Haslimeier, cover illustration by Vasanti Unka, Vasanti Unka Design


1010 Printing Award for Best Cookbook

Little Bird Goodness by Megan May, designed by Kate Barraclough, Kate Frances Design


HarperCollins Publishers Award for Best Cover

Black Marks on the White Page edited by Witi Ihimaera and Tina Makereti, designed by Kate Barraclough, Kate Frances Design, cover illustrator James Ormsby


Allen & Unwin Young Designer of the Year 2018 Shortlist

Rachel Clark for The Art of Simple by Eleanor Ozich, Bird Words edited by Elisabeth Easther, Heloise by Mandy Hager, Hideaways by Hilary Ngan Kee and photography by Sam Stuchbury

Emma Jakicevich for Behind Bars – Real-life stories from inside New Zealand’s prisons by Anna Leask,Black Barn: portrait of a place by Gregory O'Brien & Jenny Bornholdt with photography by Brian Culy , Colours for Kiwi Babies/ Counting for Kiwi Babies by Matthew Williamson, Pieces of You by Eileen Merriman (Penguin Random House), Sleeps Standing by Witi Ihimaera with Hemi Kelly.


The winners of each category will be announced at a special ceremony on Thursday 26 July when the Gerard Reid Award for Best Book sponsored by Nielsen Book will also be revealed.

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