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Book Design Category

  • D&AD Awards 2020

Design of books and covers. Includes printed, digital and ebooks as well as connected books that work alongside an app.

Have a look at the subcategories below and download the entry kit for more information.
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Subcategories

You can enter your work in the following subcategories.

  • 2001 - Children's Picture Books

    Books for children, including but not limted to: pop up books, lift the flap books, fiction and non-fiction.
  • 2002 - Children's Picture Book Covers

    Cover design for books for children, including but not limted to: pop up books, lift the flap books, fiction and non-fiction.
  • 2003 - Fiction Books

    Books for young adults and adults.
  • 2004 - Fiction Covers

    Cover design for books for young adults and adults.
  • 2005 - Trade Books

    Books from trade publishers, available through the traditional retail channels. General fiction and non-fiction.
  • 2006 - Trade Covers

    Cover design for books from trade publishers.
  • 2007 - Culture, Art & Design Books

    Books focusing on arts, culture, design, fashion, lifestyle and photography. For example coffee table books, annuals, design, fashion and cook books.
  • 2008 - Culture, Art & Design Covers

    Cover design for books focusing on arts, culture, design, fashion, lifestyle and photography. For example coffee table books, annuals, design, fashion and cook books.
  • 2009 - Specialist Books

    Books on specialist topics such as health, science and sport.
  • 2010 - Specialist Covers

    Cover design for books on specialist topics such as health, science and sport.
  • 2011 - Illustrated Books & Graphic Novels

    Books where illustration is a key component of the design, for example graphic novels, comic books, colouring books, learning manuals and travel guides.
  • 2012 - Illustrated Books & Graphic Novel Covers

    Cover design for books where illustration is a key component of the design, for example graphic novels, comic books, colouring books, learning manuals and travel guides.
  • 2013 - Limited Edition & Fine Binding Books

    Books made with a high level of craftsmanship and/or high quality materials. Also limited edition books with a small print run, typically under 1,000 copies.
  • 2014 - Limited Edition & Fine Binding Covers

    Cover design for books made with a high level of craftsmanship and/or high quality materials. Also limited edition books with a small print run, typically under 1,000 copies.

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