We’re now into the final week of judging, and the final few introductions to our panel of judges before the all-important shortlist is revealed! In this article, Robert Ashworth from McGraw Hill shares his thoughts on the challenges of educational publishing and the experience of being a judge for the awards.
Next up in our Meet the Judges series are Secondary sector judge Danielle Dominguez and Tertiary sector judge Michelle Head. Read on to find out what the judges are looking for when they’re reviewing the entries, and the experience they bring to the task.
The Junior Secondary Student Resource category has by far the largest number of submissions, and of the 36 entries this year almost 70% include a digital component to look at alongside the print. Two of our panel of professionals gamely rolling up their sleeves and delving through this impressive array of publications are first-time judges Melanie Napthine and Alicia Brown.
Linda Kowarzik has been an EPAAs judge for the past five years and has chaired the Secondary panel for two. We spoke to her about her experience judging the work of her peers and what the awards mean to her for the next installment of our Meet the Judges series.
In our next Meet the Judges article we talk to the last (but not least) Primary sector judge, Carmel Heron, and one of our Secondary sector judges, Daniel Aspinall, both seasoned judges for the EPAAs.