Until the establishment of the Educational Publishing Awards, educational publishing in Australia enjoyed little, if any, professional recognition. The inaugural Awards in 1994 gave Australian educational publishers their first opportunity to shine.
This year, the Awards mark their 23rd year of celebrating excellence in educational publishing.
Their ongoing success is a tribute to Professor Mike Horsley, who was a driving force in their inception. In establishing the Awards in partnership with the Australian Publishers Association, Professor Horsley’s aim was to encourage leading-edge educational publishing. He has been Chief Judge in the Awards since then, tirelessly promoting the cultural and educational value of publications designed to meet the needs of Australian students and teachers.
Words: Penny Martin 
For the full story remember to pick up a copy of the Educational Publishing Awards catalogue at the ceremony.