The 27th Educational Publishing Awards Shortlist

  Announcing the 27th Educational Publishing Awards Australia (EPAA) shortlist. Organised by the Australian Publishers Association and sponsored by Copyright Agency, the prestigious EPAAs recognise excellence and innovation within the educational publishing industry. We would like to thank those who submitted their titles for consideration. Many thanks also go to our fantastic judging panel, and,…

Educators, librarians and booksellers – you’re invited!

Calling all teachers, librarians and booksellers: rate your favourite educational publisher. The Educational Publishing Awards Australia celebrate excellence and innovation in educational publishing. The event recognises publishers who are creating cutting-edge, groundbreaking and pedagogically sound resources for teachers and students. The most coveted awards on the night are decided by the votes of our partners…

2020 entries are now open (now extended)

Entries are now open for the 2020 Educational Publishing Awards. Australian educational publishers can submit learning resources published between 1 April 2019 and 31 March 2020. The 28th Educational Publishing Awards Australia will be held as a special digital event, due to current circumstances. Save the date to join us virtually on Thursday 3 September…

The first Mike Horsley Award recipient – Peter Stannard

In September 2019, the educational publishing community awarded the first Mike Horsley Award in memory of the man who established the EPAAs and inspired so many. The inaugural recipient is Queensland-based author, publisher and teacher, Peter Stannard of Firefly Education who we hear from below.  Read Peter’s reflections on the progression of his career and some highlights, and also the thoughts of…

Agile and dynamic: independent educational publisher serving educators and students in new markets

Mizz De Zoysa-Lewis is the Managing Director of Insight Publications – an independent educational publisher that specialises in resources for teaching English. Although traditionally focused on the Victorian market, the company recently launched its first dedicated resource for the Western Australian market. We spoke to De Zoysa-Lewis about the impetus for this interstate expansion and the values…

Most outstanding Australian classroom resources announced

Australian educators and publishers last night celebrated a year of making outstanding resources for student learning across the country at the Educational Publishing Awards Australia. Twenty vital learning tools produced by local publishers and used in primary, secondary and tertiary classrooms were awarded. Two new awards were presented this year at The Arts Centre, Melbourne….

30 years in educational publishing – Heather Fawcett of Oxford University Press

Director of Higher Education at Oxford University Press Australia and New Zealand, Heather Fawcett, was earlier this year awarded a prestigious George Robertson Award by the Australian Publishers Association. Heather tells us about her experiences, why she’s motivated to stay in the education publishing sector, and why she welcomes change. I’m thrilled to be a recipient of…

Science teacher on educational publishing with Tina Bean

In this post, we interview secondary science teacher, Tina Bean, on the value of quality educational resources in the classroom.    How long have you been a teacher and what inspired you to become one? I have been a teacher for 10 years. I retrained to become a teacher because I wanted to give kids…

Interview with Keynote Speaker, educator and Reading Australia fellow Alex Wharton

Alex Wharton is one of two keynote speakers at this year’s Educational Publishing Awards. He is Head of Middle School at Carinya Christian School, Gunnedah. Prior to this current role which still includes significant classroom teaching, he has served as an English Teacher and Head Teacher of English for a combined total of 10 years….

IT and Mathematics teacher choice on educational publishing products, with Jeff Nicholson

In this post we interview IT and Mathematics teacher, Jeff Nicholson, on what aspects of educational resources he looks for to utilise in his classroom.  How long have you been a teacher and what inspired you to become one? I’ve been a secondary school teacher since 2005. I teach IT and Mathematics. Before that, I…

Thank you to our sponsors

The 2019 Educational Publishing Awards Australia would not be possible without the contributions of our fabulous sponsors: The Copyright Agency, OPUS Group, Newgen KnowledgeWorks, VitalSource, ReadCloud, IndigiPrint, CQUniversity and AAP Photos. Many thanks to all of you!

Nominations open for the inaugural Mike Horsley Award

At this year’s Educational Publishing Awards the first Mike Horsley Award will be presented to an individual who has shown dedication and excellence in their contribution to the Australian educational publishing sector. The Mike Horsley Award recognises outstanding service to the Australian Educational Publishing Industry (primary-secondary-tertiary) by an individual from within its ranks. The award honours…