Introducing EPAA 2021 Winners Cambridge University Press: winner of Tertiary Teaching and Learning Resource

Curious about what the judges look for in an EPAA winner? In 2021, the Cambridge University Press team were the proud recipients of the Tertiary Teaching and Learning Resource- Blended learning (wholly Australian) Award.  Here they have shared their publishing journey with us, looking at the process they went through to produce such an outstanding…

Meet Tori Shaw, Secondary Science Teacher and EPAA judge

Science teacher and secondary resource co-author, Tori Shaw, this year joined the EPAA judging panel. We got to know her a little better and what she learnt in judging the learning materials that were submitted in this year’s awards.   Tell us a little about your teaching career. What do you teach and what do…

A winning language resource for teachers and students

The Award for Outstanding Secondary Resource was in 2018 won by Cengage Learning for their French learning text, Tapis Volant. Translated as ‘flying carpet’ referring to the many countries where French is spoken, the series first appeared in 1995 as a student workbook, student book, teacher resource book and audio cassettes. The Australian Publishers Association,…

Skin Deep Innovation in Tertiary Learning Resources

Personal experience and a passion for innovation through customer feedback, has led hair and beauty expert, Hayley Costa from Skin Deep Learning, to not only dive into the world of educational publishing but also win the highest honour for tertiary/vocational learning resources at the Educational Publishing Awards of Australia this year. Skin Deep Learning’s resources…

Building an outstanding primary learning resource

Macmillan Education was the winner of the most outstanding resource for Primary school at the Educational Publishing Awards this year. They share the extent to which educators and experts were involved in developing winning resource STEM Investigations for Upper Primary. Written by highly qualified teaching professionals, aligned with the national curriculum, tested by teachers, edited by science experts,…

OPUS Group CEO Cliff Brigstocke reflects on the changing world of printing services

Ligare Pty Ltd is the largest specialist book and journal printer in NSW, and has been in business since 1979. Part of the OPUS Group, an Asian-Pacific business services and communication solutions company, Ligare provides specialised, integrated and environmentally-friendly printing solutions and value added services across Australia and New Zealand. Offering world class pre-press, printing…

Meet the Judges: Penny Martin and Fiona Hammond

For our penultimate Meet the Judges interview, we talk to two Tertiary sector judges: publishing consultant Penny Martin and and Senior Publishing Editor Fiona Hammond from Cengage.

Meet the Judges: Robert Ashworth

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.

Meet the Judges: Danielle Dominguez and Michelle Head

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.

Meet the Judges: Melanie Napthine and Alicia Brown

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…

Meet the Judges: Linda Kowarzik

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.

Meet the Judges: Carmel Heron and Daniel Aspinall

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.