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.