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APA Australian Educational Publishing Awards 2012 winners announced

The winners of this year’s Australian Publishers Association (APA) Australian Educational Publishing Awards were announced in Melbourne on 6 September.

At the awards ceremony held at Fed Square’s BMW Edge, Macmillan Education was named Primary Publisher of the Year, Jacaranda, John Wiley & Sons was named Secondary Publisher of the Year and John Wiley & Sons was named Tertiary Publisher of the Year.

The winner of the APA Award for Excellence in Education Publishing in 2012 was the title Oxford Big Ideas History 7-10 Australian Curriculum (Saldais, Smith, Carrodus, et al, OUP), which also won the secondary student resource: junior category.

The winners in each category are:

Primary Education
Primary Reference Resource
• Playground (Nadia Wheatley, illus by Ken Searle, A&U)
Primary Student Resource: Arts/Science/Humanities
• ‘Colonial People’ series, including Macmillan Digital Library: Colonial People (CD) and Thinking Themes: Colonial People, Ages 10+ (Reilly [series] and Frappel, Macmillan Education)
Primary Student Resource: English (Literacy/Literature/Language)
• Oxford Literacy Levels 24-30 (Haydon, Mewburn, Macintosh, Carter, et al, OUP)
Primary Student Resource Mathematics (Numeracy) (joint winners)
• iMaths National Edition (Chris Linthorne et al, Firefly Education)
• enVisionMATHS (various authors, Pearson Australia)
Primary Teaching Resource
• Music Room Book 7 (Fairbairn, Leehy & O’Mara, Bushfire Press)
Secondary Education

Secondary Student Resource: Junior
• Oxford Big Ideas History 7-10 Australian Curriculum (Saldais, Smith, Carrodus, et al, OUP)
Secondary Student Resource: Senior
• Heinemann Physics Enhanced (various authors, Pearson Australia)
Secondary Reference Resource
• Cookery the Australian Way 8th Edition (Shirley Cameron, Macmillan Education)
Secondary Teaching Resource
• Pearson Mathematics 7-8 Teacher Companions (David Coffey et al, Pearson Australia)
TAFE and Vocational Education

TAFE Teaching and Learning Resource (joint winners)
• Read it, Write it: Australasian Intermediate Teacher Resource (Shiels, Garnsworthy & Robinson, OUP)
• Read it, Write it: Australasian Intermediate Student Resource (Shiels, Garnsworthy & Robinson, OUP)
TAFE Student Resource (joint winners)
• Basic Skills: Plumbing Services Series 3e (Kavanagh, Paulsen, Puffett & Hossack, McGraw-Hill Australia)
• Electrical Principles 2e (Phillips, Cengage Learning)
Tertiary Education (adaptations – 30%)

Tertiary (adaptations) Teaching and Learning Resource
• Karch’s Pharmacology for Nursing and Midwifery (McKenna & Lim, Lippincott Williams and Wilkins)
Tertiary (adaptations) Student Resource
• Principles of Marketing 5e (Armstrong, Adam, Denize & Kotler, Pearson Australia) 
Tertiary Education (Wholly Australian)

Tertiary (Wholly Australian) Student Resource
• Modern Criminal Law of Australia (Gans, CUP)
Tertiary (Wholly Australian) Teaching and Learning Resource
• Business Finance 11e (Pierson, Brown, Easton, Howard & Pinder, McGraw-Hill Australia)
Tertiary (Wholly Australian) Scholarly Resource (joint winners)
• Australia and the Antarctic Treaty System: 50 Years of Influence (ed by Haward & Griffiths, UNSW Press)
• Australian Poetry Since 1788 (ed by Lehmann & Gray, UNSW Press).

The awards were announced at a ceremony following the APA’s futurEducation symposium. Approximately 220 people attended the symposium, and Jose Borghino from the APA told Bookseller+Publisher that all of the major Australian educational publishers were in attendance.

Borghino said the APA plans to hold similar events in the future and they will likely take place on the same day as the Educational Publishing Awards, which will continue in the newly implemented evening format.



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