How to make a video for your entry

The EPAA committee highly encourages the inclusion of video submissions as part of your entry. This is your chance to really highlight what makes your product stand out, and help tell a story to the judges of why you should win. We will be showcasing the submitted video entries for winners during the awards ceremony….

2021 Educational Publishing Awards: entries opening soon

Entries open soon for the 2021 Educational Publishing Awards.  Submissions open on Friday 30 April for learning resources published between 1 April 2020 and 31 March 2021. The 29th Educational Publishing Awards Australia will be held as a special digital event on Thursday 9 September 2021 – save the date to join us virtually. Please…

McGraw Hill, winners of the 2020 Outstanding Tertiary Resource

The Educational Publishing Awards of Australia were founded on celebrating innovation and research and this year those principles were put to the test. While educational publishers have deftly accelerated their digital offerings during the pandemic, the future looks set to bring more transformation in the way tertiary publishers, in particular, support educators and learning.  We…

Landmark resource for schools: Our Land, Our Stories

Perspectives from Australian Indigenous peoples on topics such as the Stolen Generations, the Frontier Wars and racial stereotyping are now available to be experienced in primary school classrooms across the country through a new resource — developed in partnership with Nelson Cengage and the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS). The…

Educational publishing's contribution to the education sector and economy

Download the booklet here. Forty-one percent of sales in Australian publishing comes from the educational resources sector and today, a small group of dedicated educational publishers are celebrating the release of a publication that showcases the successes and hard work of these quiet achievers of the book world.  Brendan Bolton, International Business Manager of Cengage…

Peter van Noorden : 2020 Mike Horsley Award recipient

We spoke with Peter van Noorden, formerly of Oxford University Press, who was recently recognised for his service to the sector at the Educational Publishing Awards of Australia as 2020’s Mike Horsley Award recipient. Peter shared with us how he determines success in a learning resource, how he sees COVID-19 impacting the sector long-term, and…

2020 Educational Publishing Awards Australia announced

In a digital celebration that premiered online yesterday afternoon, publishers and educators celebrated excellence in educational publishing. On Zoom screens, Microsoft Teams calls, laptops and mobile phones in living rooms around the country, attendees celebrated 20 outstanding resources, as well as all those involved behind the scenes and in classrooms. As many people shifted to…

Introducing our second keynote : Jane Doyle

When Jane Doyle started teaching online to her kindergarten students in the early days of the pandemic, never did she think it would result in seeing intimate shots of the insides of their noses and throats as they became curious with webcam technology. “I never thought I might need to be an ear, nose and…

EPAA Cocktails

Bring a touch of panache to your night-in watching the EPAA awards ceremony AND practise your cocktail making skills at the same time! All in your PJs and house loafers. Why not? We’ve got two cocktails that you can prepare for the screening — on Thursday 3 September 2020. We start the evening with awards for…

How to enjoy the EPAAs with your colleagues from the safety of your own lounge room

The EPAAs are fast approaching, and this year we will be streaming the winning announcements online (for something a bit different). Why not organise an office or team watch party?  Put on your most comfortable ugg boots or dress up in your fanciest cocktail outfit – or both! – and settle down to chat with…

Keynote introduction : Yasodai Selvakumaran

One of two keynote speakers for the online Educational Publishing Awards ceremony this year is a western Sydney humanities teacher who is the first Teacher Ambassador for the New South Wales Department of Education. Her students call her Ms Selva.  Yasodai Selvakumaran has been teaching at Rooty Hill High School for ten years where the…

Announcing the speakers for the 2020 (virtual) Educational Publishing Awards Australia

As the 2020 EPAA awards celebration approaches, we are proud to announce two inspiring speakers who will be joining us on the night. Tamil Sri Lankan–born teacher and leader Yasodai Selvakumaran teaches at Rooty Hill High School in Western Sydney. This culturally and linguistically diverse school, based in an area with socio-economic challenges, has been…