Allen & Unwin Young Designer of the Year Award
The Allen & Unwin Young Designer of the Year Award recognises and encourages emerging talent. The judges seek outstanding design across a whole portfolio from designers under 35 years of age. To enter the award, designers enter a portfolio of their book design work, which is assessed on artistic merit, innovation of form, quality of production, and appropriateness to the intended market.
The 2016 Young Designer of the Year is Anna Egan-Reid. Previous winners of the award include Pieta Brenton (2011), Megan van Staden (2012), Kate Barraclough (2013), and Kalee Jackson (2014), and Carla Sy (2015) whose work demonstrates that the future of book design in New Zealand is in very good hands.