The EPAAs aim to set a benchmark for excellence, celebrating industry innovation and high quality pedagogical content, but aside from a nice night out with colleagues and maybe even a shiny trophy for the cabinet in reception, what do the awards really mean to publishers?

ncl_logoIn 2013 the PM Oral Literacy series won an award for the Primary Student Resource – English and was the joint winner of the Outstanding Book of the Year. It was a fantastic achievement to receive this honour and be recognised by our publishing peers. Everyone who was involved in creating the series felt incredibly proud.

Simone Calderwood, Publishing Editor, Nelson, Cengage Learning

OUPThe Educational Publishing Awards Australia is the industry’s major annual awards event and provides publishers with the opportunity to showcase the very best educational publishing has to offer. Every year, for the 21 years the awards have been in existence, the quality of the entries is truly excellent, so to win or be short listed in any one of the categories is valued enormously by recipients.

Lee Walker, Director, Primary Division, Oxford University Press

MacEd_regional_logos_outlined_CS5_Aus 50%Macmillan highly values the Educational Publishing Awards for showcasing the diversity and quality of products from a great Australian industry. These awards provide an important opportunity to recognise the ‘best of the best’.

Peter Saffin, Managing Director, Macmillan Education Australia

cengageThe Educational Publishing Awards Australia is a chance to see the great work everyone in our industry is doing. Our team was proud when Physics Volumes 1 & 2 Asia-Pacific won an award for Tertiary (Adaptations 25%) – Teaching and Learning Resource in 2013, especially given the quality of the competition it was up against.

Fiona Hammond, Senior Publishing Editor, Higher Education, Cengage Learning

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