On Friday evening we were thrilled to take home the Best Designed Educational Primary/Secondary Book award at the Australian Book Designer Awards for BaseCamp®.
The awards celebrate Australia’s bravest and brightest works in over 16 categories. With 355 entries, we were honoured to be recognised alongside other beautiful books published throughout Australia last year. We had a wonderful evening getting to learn, share ideas, and mingle with some of Australia’s top publishers and designers.
The Judges commented that Basecamp® was:
“a really wonderful example of what a book in this category can be” - “fun, engaging and sophisticated while still being accessible”.
The Judges also loved the amazing design concept commenting that the:
“strong, considered use of colour and typography the textured vector illustrations and the interactive elements” gave it an edge, “making it a book that I think children will want to return to again and again”.
The panel of 7 Judges consisted of prestigious designers and publishers, who carefully judged submissions through two rounds. After viewing submission digitally and creating a long list, Judges viewed entries ‘in the flesh’ to create a short list of finalists. The other amazing titles shortlisted in our category were:
- Nelson Product Design & Technology VCE 4eDesigner: Jennai Lee FaiPublisher: Cengage
- Tapis Volant 1 Student Book 4th editionDesigner: Cover Design: Studio Pounce, Creative & Cover Art Direction: Danielle MaccaronePublisher: Cengage
- The Cosmic Adventures of Alice and BobDesigner: AṡkaPublisher: CAASTRO – Arc Centre of Excellence for All-Sky Astrophysics
We loved meeting the Designers and Publishers of these books and were impressed by how beautiful and informative the books of our fellow shortlisted titles were. We were honoured to be shortlisted for these amazing titles and delighted to take out the award when the standard of entries was so high.
BaseCamp® is an innovative anxiety program for children aged 7 to 12 years. Developed by the Quirky Kid team, BaseCamp® draws on decades of experience, combining a sound theoretical cognitive-behavioural approach with effective, engaging and child-centred activities.
Winner of the London Book Fair International Excellence Awards for the Educational Initiative Awards and also shortlisted for the Educational Resources Awards also in London, Basecamp® is impressing judges and parents worldwide.
BaseCamp® is based in a fictional Australian National Park. Children are invited on a journey to explore themed settings, team up with a support crew of experienced guides and interact with park animals, all intended to help them tackle the challenges of managing and overcoming anxiety.
We are really proud to add The Best Designed Educational Primary/Secondary Book award at the Australian Book Designer Awards as one of our achievements
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