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Educational Publishing Awards 2016 winners announced

The winners of the Australian Publishers Association’s (APA) Educational Publishing Awards for 2016 were announced at a ceremony in Melbourne on 6 October.

RIC Publications was named Publisher of the Year for Primary and Jacaranda won Publisher of the Year for Secondary. This is the sixth year in a row that Jacaranda has won this award.

The award for Excellence in Educational Publishing—Most Outstanding Resource of the Year went to ‘English Stars 4-6’ (Firefly).

The winners in the other categories are:


Outstanding Digital Resource

  •  ‘English Stars 4-6’ (Firefly)

Student Resource—Mathematics (Numeracy)

  •  ‘Think Mentals Student Workbooks’ Years 1–6 (Mary Serenc et al, Firefly Education)

Student Resource—Arts/Science/Humanities/Social Sciences/Technologies/Health and Physical Education/Languages

  •  OZBOX: Learning Through Literacy (Annie Facchinetti, OUP)

Student Resource—English (Literacy, Literature, Language)

  • ‘English Stars 4-6’ (Firefly)

Teaching Resource

  • ‘PM Benchmark RAR Software’ (Cengage)


  • ‘enVisionMATHS’ (Digital Pearson)


Outstanding digital resource

  • Oxford Science Teacher (OUP)

Student Resource—Junior—Mathematics/Science

  • ‘Oxford Science’ series (OUP)

Student Resource—Junior—English/Humanities/Languages/Arts/Technologies/Health and Physical Education

  •  ‘Parliamo Italiano Insieme’ series (Margherita Ghezzi et al, Cengage)
  • ‘Fit for Life! Health and Physical Education for the Victorian Curriculum’ series (Cengage)

Student Resource—Senior—Mathematics/Science

  •  ‘Human Perspectives’ series (Cengage)

Student Resource—Senior—English/Humanities/Languages/Arts/Technologies/Health and Physical Education

  • ‘Oxford VCE English’ series (OUP)

Teaching Resource

  • Oxford MyMaths 7-10 AusVELS edition (OUP)
  • Oxford Science Teacher (OUP)

Reference Resource

  • English Toolkit (Malcolm Garrett, Macmillan)

Tertiary and TAFE

TAFE & Vocational Education: Teaching and Learning Resource

  • Electrical Trade Practices (Ralph Berry & Phillip Chadwick, Cengage)
  • Connect Master Engineering Mechanics (V Ivanoff et al, McGraw-Hill)

TAFE & Vocational Education: Student Resource

  • Essential Guide to Fitness for the Fitness Instructor (Rosemary Marchese, Cengage)
  • Fitness Trainer Essentials for the Fitness Trainer (Tony Attridge, Martin Felice, Cengage)

Tertiary (Adaptations): Student Resource

  • Psychology: The Science of Mind and Behaviour (Michael Passer & Ronald Smith, McGraw-Hill)

Tertiary (Adaptations): Teaching and Learning Resource

  • Organisational Behaviour (Steven McShane et al, McGraw-Hill)

Tertiary (Wholly Australian) Scholarly Resource

  • Australia & New Zealand Knowledge of Life (CUP)

Tertiary (Wholly Australian) Student Resource

  • Writing Right with Text Types (Matthew Zbaracki, OUP)

Tertiary (Wholly Australian) Teaching and Learning Resource

  • Business Law (Andy Gibson & Douglas Fraser, Pearson).

For more information, visit the awards website here.


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