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2012 CLNZ Educational Publishing Awards shortlists announced

The shortlists for this year’s Copyright Licensing New Zealand (CLNZ) Educational Publishing Awards have been announced.

The shortlisted titles in each of the categories are:

Best Book or Series in Primary Education Publishing

  • School Journal March 2012 Level 4 (ed by Susan Paris, Learning Media)
  • School Journal Part 4 Number 2 2011 (ed by Susan Paris, Learning Media)
  • Technology in Practice: Mathematics in Technology-Related Contexts – Figure it Out Levels 3+4+ (ed by Susan Slaughter, Learning Media)


Best Book or Series in Secondary Education Publishing

  • Life Processes, Ecology and Evolution – NCEA Level 2 (Rachel Heeney & Peter Shepherd, Pearson)
  • Science for the New Zealand Curriculum Year 11 – NCEA Level 1 (Reid et al, CUP)
  • Shaping the Shamrock: Conflict and Identity in Ireland for NCEA Level 1 (George Bowen & Aimee Peterken, Pearson)


Best Book in Higher Education Publishing

  • He Kōrero – Words Between Us: First Māori-Pākehā Conversations on Paper (Alison Jones & Kuni Jenkins, Huia)
  • He Kupu Arotau: Loanwords in Māori (John Moorfield & Tania Ka‘ai, Pearson)
  • Volunteer Recruit Programme (NZ Fire Service National Training, Lift Education)


Best Book or Series in Te Reo Māori

  • Haumi E! – Terms 1 & 3 2011, Term 1 2012 (Huia Publishers)
  • Taiki E! – Terms 2–4 (Huia Publishers)
  • Te Wharekura 90 – Te Mana o Ruapehu (ed by Carol Buchanan, Learning Media)


Best Educational Resource or Program for Export

  • CSI: Comprehension Strategies Instruction Kit 3 (Neale Pitches, South Pacific Press)
  • Discovering Australia: Dreamtime and Beyond (John Carr, Wendy Pye Publishing).


The winners of this year’s awards will be announced at a ceremony at the Gus Fisher Gallery in Auckland on 15 November. The winners will share in NZ$10,000 (A$7985) in cash prizes, provided by CLNZ.

A statement from the Publishers Association of New Zealand (PANZ) said the judges decided not to announce a shortlist in the Best Digital Media Solution category this year, as they ‘felt that the advantages that can be given by use of digital models were largely unrealised’ in this year’s entries, which were ‘largely books published in digital format rather than truly interactive and innovative’. The award will still be presented, however, with the winner to be announced at the awards ceremony.

The judges also commented that while they were ‘impressed by the range of books submitted across categories, showing a strong focus on New Zealand content’, they believe there was some imbalance in the genres represented in this year’s entries, ‘most notably the lack of texts from literature and the arts’.

The categories of Best Book or Series in Te Reo Māori and Best Educational Resource or Program for Export will be presented for the first time this year.

The CLNZ Educational Publishing Awards recognise excellence in New Zealand educational publishing and are administered by PANZ. The awards were previously known as the New Zealand Copyright Licensing Limited Educational Publishing Awards prior to the rebranding of the copyright agency earlier this year.

For more information, visit the PANZ website here.



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