Jacaranda wins again at the 2016 EPAA!Last night was a time of celebration for the education publishing industry: the annual Educational Publishing Awards Australia (EPAA) ceremony was held at the Arts Centre in Melbourne. First held 23 years ago, the evening’s festivities have occurred once per year since then as a way to reward excellence and innovation in the industry. Jacaranda has always been a proud attendee and award nominee and last night was no different.

We won!

Now that the awards are over, we’re ecstatic to announce that Jacaranda has, for the fifth year in a row, won the Australian Secondary Publisher of the Year award!

This category is a very prestigious one as it is voted on each year by teachers, principals and booksellers across the country. The survey for the award, conducted by an independent research company, recognises the top publisher across a range of criteria including quality, readability, design, curriculum matching, customer service, training, marketing and innovation. Winning for the fifth year in a row is a fantastic accomplishment for Jacaranda – and we have all of you to thank!

‘We are really pleased and grateful to win this award for the fifth year in a row,’ said Chris Gray, VP of Knowledge and Learning Wiley APAC. ‘Jacaranda is really passionate about education and the benefits it brings and we see winning this award as a strong signal from our customers that we are helping learners achieve success.’

We’d like to express our appreciation and gratitude towards everyone who voted for us. It means a lot to know that together, we’re helping to improve education across the country.

Highlights from the night

And, in case you missed the ceremony, Director of Publishing, Shirly Griffith and National Sales Manager, Laura Marinesco attended on behalf of Jacaranda. Here’s a snapshot of their experience:

Overall, the 2016 EPAA was a memorable night and we’ll surely be celebrating for weeks to come. We look forward to continuing to partner with teachers and school leaders to help all students reach their full potential.