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REVERE Awards Now Accepting Entries

Revamped 2015 awards Highlights Innovation, Features New Categories

New York, NY; Oct. 29, 2014 — Entries are now being accepted through January 15, 2015 for the 2015 REVERE (Recognizing Valuable Educational Resources) Awards, which honor exemplary teaching and learning resources for both children and adults. The revamped REVERE Awards feature new competitions and place particular emphasis on identifying quality and creative resources that engage 21st century learners inside and outside formal learning institutions. The awards are produced by the Association of American Publishers, PreK-12 Learning Group.

The prestigious REVERE Awards are steeped in rich history, upholding a decades-long tradition of honoring excellence across all educational resources for PreK-12 and adult learners, educators, and administrators, while simultaneously evolving with the changes in education and media.

“We recognize that innovation can take on many forms, especially in an area as diverse as education. For the 2015 awards we put in place a variety of changes to better reflect the current state of education and learning resources from inside and outside the classroom,” said Eric Hamilton, Assistant Director, NCSLET Administration at the American Museum of Natural History and REVERE Awards Committee Chair.

The 2015 awards include four primary areas of recognition, each with their own specific set of categories:

  • Classroom: recognizes resources developed for formal educational instruction or training; categories include whole curriculum, supplemental resources and professional resources and span a range of educational subjects and topics
  • Beyond the Classroom: recognizes a wide range of resources used outside of formal education settings that aid in learning, personal study and enjoyment and may include books, games, and more; categories are learn, play, relate and innovate
  • Magazines: recognizes newspapers, journals, blogs, podcasts, webcasts and other regularly published media; there are 12 categories that recognize the best of design and editorial content
  • Integrated Marketing: recognizes education marketing product campaigns featuring multiple media channels

All areas of the competition can include print, digital and multimedia learning materials. Entries for Magazines and Integrated Marketing must be released or updated in 2014, and currently available for purchase. Because there are significantly updated categories in the Classroom and Beyond the Classroom sections, eligibility has been broadened for the 2015 awards cycle; entries can include products launched or updated prior to 2014 for certain categories if they have never entered the REVERE Awards previously and are currently available for purchase and use.

Previous REVERE Award winners include industry- recognized names like the Sesame Workshop, Scholastic, and Corwin, up-and-comers ChineseCUBES and ReadWorks, and non-profits like the Developmental Studies Center, Girl Scouts of the USA, and National Science Teachers Association.

Each REVERE Award submissions undergoes a thorough, multi-panel judging process that includes analysis from educators with experience in particular subjects and grade levels about the practical implication of the materials, as well as education resource professionals with expertise in product development, marketing, and other areas of publishing. The key principles that drive the evaluation of the winners are quality content and design, audience engagement and appropriateness, and originality and effectiveness. Publishing houses, nonprofit organizations, museums and cultural centers, technology firms, schools, colleges, and research societies have received awards from this program since its founding. For a list of last year’s winners, click here.

Finalists will be announced in April, and winners will be recognized during the REVERE Awards Gala on June 3, 2015. For more information about the REVERE Awards, or to enter click here.

Quick Facts

  • The awards were established in 1967 and originally honored editorial content for educational magazines. Though magazines have changed over the years, they remain a prominent competition within the program and now include blogs and other new media
  • There are 3 “best of” Golden Lamp awards chosen from the top Whole Curriculum, Supplemental Resources and Professional Resources
  • The competition will award more than 60 prizes

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