Beautiful books are in the spotlight with the announcement of the finalists for the 2022 PANZ Book Design Awards. The Lift Education Award for Best Education Book or Series – Primary was named this week by a panel of expert judges. The finalists are:
- Inside New Zealand Wildlife by Dave Gunson (Bateman Books). Cover design by Dave Gunson & Alice Bell. Interior designed by Alice Bell
- Jillion 2 by New Zealand’s young writers and artists (Toitoi Media Ltd). Cover designed by Vicki Birks. Interior designed by Kelvin Soh & Sam Wieck, DDMMYY
- Why is That Spider Dancing? The Amazing Arachnids of Aotearoa by Simon Pollard and Phil Sirvid (Te Papa Press). Designed by Kate Barraclough, Kate Frances Design
The Publishers Association of New Zealand (PANZ) established the awards to promote excellence in, and provide recognition for, the best book design in New Zealand, a task that becomes more challenging for the judging panel every year as the standard of entries grows ever higher.