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Educational Publishing Awards Australia 2017 list of winners

Thank you to everyone who attended last night’s EPAAs! We hope you had a wonderful time and feel honoured to be part of our thriving educational publishing industry.

We would like to thank our key note speakers for the evening: Gheran Steel (Boon Wurrung Foundation), Chris Gray (Wiley), Adrian Rhodes (Inspiring the Future), and our Chief Judge, Angela Carbone (Monash University).

Thanks also to our sponsors, especially major sponsors, Copyright Agency and Opus Group, whose continued support is so important to the success of these awards.

Please see below the list of EPAA winners for 2017:

Primary

Student Resource – Mathematics (Numeracy)

Oxford Maths Student and Assessment Books WINNER
Annie Facchinetti, Brian Murray
Oxford University Press

Problem-solving Strategies and Skills
R.I.C. Publications

Student Resource – Arts/Science/Humanities

Double Helix Lessons HIGHLY COMMENDED
CSIRO Publishing in partnership with Stile Education

The Gigantic Book of Genes
Lorna Hendry
Wild Dog Books (on the Louie & Ted imprint)

Our Stories: Sportsmanship
Net Brennan
Black Dog Books, an imprint of Walker Books Australia

Student Science Journals (Primary Connections) WINNER
Kathryn Carter, Julie Smith, Zach Holmes
Australian Academy of Science

Student Resource – English (Literacy, Literature, Language)

Sound Waves Online WINNER
Barbara Murray, Terri Watson
Firefly Education Pty Ltd

Team Reads COMMENDED
Maureen Hyland (Teacher Resource Book), Various authors (Student Books)
Macmillan Education Australia

The Weird and Wonderful World of Words
Charles Hope
Wild Dog Books

Teaching Resource

Among the Gum Trees (Primary Connections) HIGHLY COMMENDED
Kathryn Carter, Julie Smith, Zach Holmes
Australian Academy of Science

Oxford Maths Teacher Dashboard WINNER
Annie Facchinetti, Brian Murray
Oxford University Press

PM Educational Toy Packs
Annette Smith, Beverley Randell, Debbie Croft
Nelson Cengage

Springboard into Comprehension Assessment
Kay Kovalevs (Teacher Resource Book); Educational Assessment Australia, a division of UNSW Global (Assessment Content – Questions and Answers); Various authors (Survey & Focus Cards)
Macmillan Education Australia

Educational Picture or Chapter Book

Amazing Australians in Their Flying Machines
Walker Books Australia

Circle HIGHLY COMMENDED
Jeannie Baker
Walker Books Australia

Nature Storybooks: Desert Lake HIGHLY COMMENDED
Pamela Freeman, Liz Anelli
Walker Books Australia

Welcome to Country WINNER
Black Dog Books, an imprint of Walker Books Australia

Yong
Janeen Brian
Walker Books Australia

Adaptation (Student or Teacher Resource)

Bug Club: Plays to Read WINNER
Julia Donaldson et al.
Pearson Australia

Twinkl Australia website
Rebecca Usherwood, Lauren Kan, Louise Scott et al.
Twinkl Educational Publishing

Primary Outstanding Digital Resource

Double Helix Lessons WINNER
CSIRO Publishing in partnership with Stile Education

Secondary

Student Resource – Junior – Mathematics/Science

Pearson Mathematics 2nd Edition
Jennifer Nolan, Geoff Phillips, Noel Davies et al.
Pearson Australia

Pearson Science 2nd Edition Student Books and Activity Books WINNER
Greg Rickard, Malcolm Parsons, Jacinta Devlin et al.
Pearson Australia

ScienceWorld for the Victorian Curriculum HIGHLY COMMENDED
Peter Saffin, Peter Stannard, Ken Williamson et al.
Macmillan Education Australia

Student Resource – Junior – English/Humanities/Technologies/PE

Health and Physical Education for the Australian Curriculum
Glenn Amezdroz, Sue Dickens, Jo Butterworth et al.
Cambridge University Press

Inspired English HIGHLY COMMENDED
Susie May, Purnima Ruanglertbutr
Macmillan Education Australia

Jacaranda Geoactive 1 and 2 NSW Australian Curriculum Geography Stage 4, 4th Edition WINNER
Louise Swanson, Nicole Gray, Karen Bowden et al.
Jacaranda

Oxford MyEnglish 7 to 9 Victorian Curriculum COMMENDED
Rachel Williams, Michael Horne
Oxford University Press

Pearson Geography NSW
Grant Kleeman, David Hamper, Helen Rhodes et al.
Pearson Australia

Practice IT for the Australian Curriculum
Greg Bowden, Kerryn Maguire
Cambridge University Press

Student Resource – Senior – Mathematics/Science

Nelson Biology VCE COMMENDED
Sarah Jones, Pam Borger, Tony Chiovitti et al.
Nelson Cengage

Nelson Psychology VCE WINNER
Helene Van Iersel, Kenna Bradley, Kristy Kendall et al.
Nelson Cengage

Nelson VCE Specialist Mathematics Units 3 & 4   HIGHLY COMMENDED
Sue Garner, Greg Neal, George Dimitriadis et al.
Nelson Cengage

Student Resource – Senior – English/Humanities/Languages/Arts/Technologies/Health and Physical Education

HTAV Revolutions Series COMMENDED
Tom Ryan, Lauren Perfect, Scott Sweeney et al.
History Teachers’ Association of Victoria (HTAV)

HTAV Twentieth Century Series JOINT WINNER
Geraldine Carrodus, Luke Cashman, Natalie Shephard et al.
History Teachers’ Association of Victoria (HTAV)

Key Concepts in VCE Business Management Units 1‒4, 4th Edition HIGHLY COMMENDED
Stephen Chapman et al.
Jacaranda

Living Religion 5th Edition
Janet Morrissey, Adam Taylor, Greg Bailey et al.
Nelson Cengage

Pearson English VCE JOINT WINNER
Mark Stracey, Leanne Matheson, Jo Ryan et al.
Pearson Australia

Religion and Society
Mary Tuohy, Damien Green, Shayndel Samuel et al.
Nelson Cengage

Teaching Resource

The Artful English Teacher COMMENDED
Erika Boas, Susan Gazis
Australian Association for the Teaching of English (AATE)

Geography NSW Syllabus for the Australian Curriculum Interactive Teacher Edition
Kate Thompson (Series Editor) and various authors
Cambridge University Press

Pearson Science 2nd Edition Teacher Companions WINNER
Rochelle Manners, Greg Rickard, Malcolm Parsons et al.
Pearson Australia

Reference Resource

A+ Study Guides for VCE
Various authors
Nelson Cengage

Australian Schoolmate Oxford Dictionary & Thesaurus 6th Edition HIGHLY COMMENDED
Oxford University Press

Get Ahead in Grammar  COMMENDED
Anne Quill, Anne Townsend
Nelson Cengage

The Invisible War: A Tale on Two Scales WINNER
Briony Barr, Dr Gregory Crocetti, Ailsa Wild et al.
Scale Free Network

Secondary Outstanding Digital Resource

Jacaranda Geoactive 1 and 2 NSW Australian Curriculum Geography Stage 4, 4th Edition WINNER
Louise Swanson, Nicole Gray, Karen Bowden et al.
Jacaranda

Tertiary and TAFE

TAFE & Vocational Education: Teaching and Learning Resource

The Big Picture 4th Edition WINNER
Karen Kearns
Cengage

The Disability Support Worker 2nd Edition
Geoff Arnott
Cengage

TAFE & Vocational Education: Student Resource

Basic Building and Construction Skills 5th Edition
Edward Hawkins
Cengage

Basic Plumbing Services Skills 3rd Edition
Dean Carter, Anthony Pingnam, Peter Wenning et al.
Cengage

Connect Master Hospitality Travel and Tourism for Certificate II to Diploma HIGHLY COMMENDED
Donaldson et al.
McGraw-Hill Education

The Road to Hospitality 4th Edition WINNER
Vivienne O’Shannessy, Dean Minett
Cengage

Tertiary (Adaptations): Student Resource

Global Business Today
Charles Hill, Rumintha Wickramasekera, Peter Liesch et al.
McGraw-Hill Education

Pharmacology in Nursing: Australian and New Zealand 2nd Edition WINNER
Bonita Broyles, Barry Reiss, Gayle McKenzie et al.
Cengage

Principles of Economics HIGHLY COMMENDED
Dean Karlan, Chris Bajada, Mark Melatos et al.
McGraw-Hill Education

Tertiary (Adaptations): Teaching and Learning Resource

Essentials of Corporate Finance 4th Edition
Stephen A. Ross, Rowan Trayler, Gerhard Van De Venter et al.
McGraw-Hill Education

Understanding Research Methods for Evidence-based Practice in Health WINNER
Trisha M. Greenhalgh, John Bidewell, Elaine Crisp et al.
Wiley Australia

Tertiary (Wholly Australian) Scholarly Resource

Australia’s Welfare Wars: The Players, the Politics and the Ideologies 3rd Edition HIGHLY COMMENDED
Philip Mendes
UNSW Press

Mia Mia Aboriginal Community Development: Fostering Cultural Security WINNER
Cheryl Kickett-Tucker (Editor) and various authors
Cambridge University Press

Tertiary (Wholly Australian) Student Resource

Clinical Nursing Skills: An Australian Perspective HIGHLY COMMENDED
Jacqueline Bloomfield et al.
Cambridge University Press

Healthy Ageing and Aged Care WINNER
Maree Bernoth, Denise Winkler
Oxford University Press

Spelling It Out: How Words Work and How to Teach Them
Misty Adoniou
Cambridge University Press

Teaching Language in Context 2nd Edition
Beverly Derewianka, Pauline Jones
Oxford University Press

Teaching Secondary Mathematics COMMENDED
Gregory Hine et al.
Cambridge University Press

Tertiary (Wholly Australian) Teaching and Learning Resource

Company Law: An Interactive Approach JOINT WINNER
Ellie Chapple, Alex Wong, Richard Baumfield et al.
Wiley Australia

Study Smart JOINT WINNER
Cengage, in collaboration with Smart Sparrow

Tertiary/TAFE Outstanding Digital Resource

Understanding Research Methods for Evidence-based Practice in Health WINNER
Wiley Australia

Award for Excellence in Australian Educational Publishing 2017

The Invisible War: A Tale on Two Scales OVERALL WINNER
Briony Barr, Dr Gregory Crocetti, Ailsa Wild et al.
Scale Free Network

Goodbye for now and see you all next year!

CanTeen Charity Raffle: bring your cash!

It’s less than a month to the 2017 EPAAs and we’re gearing up for what will be the night of nights in the publishing world! This year we will be holding a charity raffle raising funds for CanTeen, an Australian organisation that supports young people who have or know someone with cancer. All proceeds raised will honour the passing of the late Professor Mike Horsley, the EPAAs co-founder and Chief Judge, who also suffered with cancer but dedicated his professional career to improving educational outcomes for young people.

Two fabulous prizes are up for grabs: a weekend away at the luxurious Mansion Hotel & Spa at the lovely grounds of Werribee Park AND a double season pass to Malthouse Theare, home to inventive and daring theatre productions! The winners will be drawn at the EPAAs.

Raffle tickets are $2 each or three for $5 – please bring cash and good luck!

Finally, we would like to thank our sponsors, Mansion Hotel & Spa and the Malthouse Theatre for supporting this year’s EPAAs!

Book your ticket now.

Keep up with the latest EPAA news @EPAs_Aus or join the conversation #EPAA17

Announcing the 24th Educational Publishing Awards Shortlist

It’s with great pleasure we can announce the 24th Educational Publishing Awards Shortlist!

Organised by the Australian Publishers Association and generously sponsored by Copyright Agency, the prestigious annual Educational Publishing Awards celebrate excellence and innovation in this thriving Australian industry. Entries were of an exceptional standard and many thanks to our fantastic judging panel for deciding the shortlist. Finally, a big congratulations to those shortlisted!

PRIMARY

Student Resource – Mathematics (Numeracy)

Oxford Maths Student and Assessment Books, Oxford University Press
Problem-solving Strategies and Skills, R.I.C. Publications

Student Resource – Arts/Science/Humanities/Social Sciences/Technologies/Health and Physical Education/Languages

Double Helix Lessons, CSIRO Publishing in partnership with Stile Education
The Gigantic Book of Genes, Wild Dog Books (on the Louie & Ted imprint)
Our Stories: Sportsmanship, Black Dog Books, an imprint of Walker Books Australia
Student Science Journals, Australian Academy of Science

Student Resource – English (Literacy, Literature, Language)

Sound Waves Online, Firefly Education Pty Ltd
Team Reads, Macmillan Education Australia
The Weird and Wonderful World of Words, Wild Dog Books

Teaching Resource

Among the Gum Trees, Australian Academy of Science
Oxford Maths Teacher Dashboard, Oxford University Press
PM Educational Toy Packs, Nelson Cengage
Springboard into Comprehension Assessment, Macmillan Education Australia

Reference Resource

There were no entries in this category. It has been replaced by the Educational Picture or Chapter Book category for 2017.

Educational Picture or Chapter Book

Amazing Australians in Their Flying Machines, Walker Books Australia
Circle, Walker Books Australia
Nature Storybooks: Desert Lake, Walker Books Australia
Welcome to Country, Black Dog Books, an imprint of Walker Books Australia
Yong, Walker Books Australia

Adaptation (Student or Teacher Resource)

Bug Club: Plays to Read, Pearson Australia
Twinkl Australia, Twinkl Educational Publishing

SECONDARY

Student Resource – Junior – Mathematics/Science

Pearson Mathematics 2nd Edition, Pearson Australia
Pearson Science 2nd Edition Student Books and Activity Books, Pearson Australia
ScienceWorld for the Victorian Curriculum, Macmillan Education Australia

Student Resource – Junior – English/Humanities/Languages/Arts/Technologies/Health and Physical Education

Health and Physical Education for the Australian Curriculum, Cambridge University Press
Inspired English, Macmillan Education Australia
Jacaranda Geoactive 1 and 2 NSW Australian Curriculum Geography Stage 4, 4th Edition, Jacaranda
Oxford MyEnglish 7 to 9 Victorian Curriculum, Oxford University Press
Pearson Geography NSW, Pearson Australia
Practice IT for the Australian Curriculum, Cambridge University Press

Student Resource – Senior – Mathematics/Science

Nelson Biology VCE, Nelson Cengage
Nelson Psychology VCE, Nelson Cengage
Nelson VCE Specialist Mathematics Units 3 & 4, Nelson Cengage

Student Resource – Senior – English/Humanities/Languages/Arts/Technologies/Health and Physical Education

HTAV Revolutions Series, History Teachers’ Association of Victoria (HTAV)
HTAV Twentieth Century Series, History Teachers’ Association of Victoria (HTAV)
Key Concepts in VCE Business Management Units 1‒4, 4th Edition, Jacaranda
Living Religion 5th Edition, Nelson Cengage
Pearson English VCE, Pearson Australia
Religion and Society, Nelson Cengage

Teaching Resource

The Artful English Teacher, Australian Association for the Teaching of English (AATE)
Geography NSW Syllabus for the Australian Curriculum Interactive Teacher Edition, Cambridge University Press
Pearson Science 2nd Edition Teacher Companions, Pearson Australia

Reference Resource

A+ Study Guides for VCE, Nelson Cengage
Australian Schoolmate Oxford Dictionary & Thesaurus 6th Edition, Oxford University Press
Get Ahead in Grammar, Nelson Cengage
The Invisible War: A Tale on Two Scales, Scale Free Network

TERTIARY AND TAFE

TAFE & Vocational Education: Teaching and Learning Resource

The Big Picture 4th Edition, Cengage
The Disability Support Worker 2nd Edition, Cengage

TAFE & Vocational Education: Student Resource

Basic Building and Construction Skills 5th Edition, Cengage
Basic Plumbing Services Skills 3rd Edition, Cengage
Connect Master Hospitality Travel and Tourism for Certificate II to Diploma, McGraw-Hill Education
The Road to Hospitality 4th Edition, Cengage

Tertiary (Adaptations): Student Resource

Global Business Today, McGraw-Hill Education
Pharmacology in Nursing: Australian and New Zealand 2nd Edition, Cengage
Principles of Economics, McGraw-Hill Education

Tertiary (Adaptations): Teaching and Learning Resource

Essentials of Corporate Finance 4th Edition, McGraw-Hill Education
Understanding Research Methods for Evidence-based Practice in Health, Wiley Australia

Tertiary (Wholly Australian) Scholarly Resource

Australia’s Welfare Wars: The Players, the Politics and the Ideologies 3rd Edition, UNSW Press
Mia Mia Aboriginal Community Development: Fostering Cultural Security, Cambridge University Press

Tertiary (Wholly Australian) Student Resource

Clinical Nursing Skills: An Australian Perspective, Cambridge University Press
Healthy Ageing and Aged Care, Oxford University Press
Spelling It Out: How Words Work and How to Teach Them, Cambridge University Press
Teaching Language in Context 2nd Edition, Oxford University Press
Teaching Secondary Mathematics, Cambridge University Press

Tertiary (Wholly Australian) Teaching and Learning Resource

Company Law: An Interactive Approach, Wiley Australia
Study Smart, Cengage, in collaboration with Smart Sparrow

We hope to see you all at the industry event of the year, held at The Pavilion, Arts Centre Melbourne on Wednesday, 20 September 2017.

Book your earlybird ticket now.

Keep up with the latest EPAA news @EPAs_Aus or join the conversation #EPAA17

 

A short guide to the EPAAs

The Call for Entries to the 2017 EPAAs is in full swing. Whether you’re a large or small publisher, tech start-up or teacher association, we value your contribution to the education industry. If you publish educational resources for Australian primary or secondary school, tertiary or TAFE students, we want to hear from you!

Here is a short guide to the EPAAs:

What exactly does ‘EPAAs’ stand for?
The Educational Publishing Awards Australia.

Is this only an awards ceremony for print textbooks?
No – the Awards celebrates excellence and innovation in the publishing industry, including cutting-edge digital resources.

What are the criteria for entry?
We ask publishers to check the criteria carefully – see here. We are looking for Australian resources that raise the benchmark for quality, innovation and excellence.

Does it cost to enter? 
Each entry is $99 for Australia Publishing Association (APA) members and $120 non-members.

What do I get if I win?
Winners receive a beautiful engraved trophy, and we send out a design for stickers to attach to print product, as well as artwork to attach to emails or marketing campaigns. The award is a mark of excellence that will make your product stand out from the crowd.

Okay, you’ve convinced me – how do I submit my entry?

1. Visit edpubawards.com/About and review the categories and criteria for entry carefully.
2. When you’re ready to enter, you’ll find a blue ‘Call for Entries’ button on the homepage.
3. Register your details on the APA’s dedicated Awards website. If you have already registered your details for a previous year’s awards, use the same login details. If you have forgotten your password, please click the ‘Have you forgotten your password?’ link.
4. Submit your entry or entries by filling out the online form. Provide as much information as you can to help the judges review your product, especially for digital, where screenshots and pathways through the content are enormously helpful.
5. Attach your completed entry form to the physical product and post it to us as outlined in the instructions.

The Call for Entries cut-off date is Monday, 12 June.

Don’t miss out on taking part in the industry event of the year and the chance to showcase your product!

LearningField brings choice of content to a single point of learning

Innovative digital textbook library, LearningField, has introduced a suite of powerful new features which will deliver content from Australia’s leading educational publishers to schools through their existing platforms.

This means students from years 7–12 can access more than 12,000 chapters of content via LearningField from any device more seamlessly than ever before, helping students to focus more on the lesson and less on accessing multiple systems.

Teachers can search and cherry-pick chapters from different texts to create materials specific to their students’ needs, and students receive the materials in a cutting-edge digital platform that features a stimulating, learning-focused suite of features.

Schools using LearningField can also now link directly to a page within an e-textbook from any online workspace, including forums, Wikis and blogs or a school’s existing Learning Management System, such as Canvas, Schoology or Blackboard.

“These enhancements are about delivering rich content to teachers as seamlessly as possible to enhance student outcomes,” Director of LearningField Ben Heuston said.

“LearningField’s uniqueness is due to our partnerships with most of Australia’s major publishers and VitalSource, the world’s preferred digital textbook platform for educational institutions.”

LearningField is now the only Australian secondary school ebook provider that can truly support any device, offering a strong, consistent reading experience across PC, Mac, iPad, Android and Chromebook eReaders as well as a fully featured Cloud Reader. This allows LearningField to service BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) schools.

To find out more about LearningField, please visit learningfield.com.au.

LearningField is an initiative of Copyright Agency.