Overnight we received some amazing news! Basecamp® – our new anxiety program – was shortlisted for two (yep that’s right, two) international Awards at the London Book Fair International Excellence Awards 2018.
The awards held in partnership with the UK Publishers Association (PA), celebrate excellence in seventeen categories, including international publishing, bookselling, academic and scholarly publishing, children’s publishing, literary translation and digital innovation. In each award category, the judging panel was comprised of experts in that sector.
Basecamp® was shortlisted for:
- The Educational Initiatives Award (for organisations which have produced an innovative and exciting new initiative that increases education provision and effectiveness, and wider access to learning), and
- The Educational Learning Resources Award supported by The China Publishing & Media Journal.
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 to overcome anxiety.
BaseCamp® is based in a fictional Australian National Park and with the support of the Park Rangers, participants are invited to let go of excess baggage as they make their way into the wilderness. Together they tackle the task of rehabilitating the occupants of an Animal Sanctuary by putting an end to avoidance. Afterall, facing your fears is empowering when you know how!
Quirky Kid® is committed to creating the best social and emotional learning programs in the world. You can find out more about Basecamp® online.
About The Awards
This is not the first time Quirky Kid® has been shortlisted for the International Excellence Awards. In 2016 The Best of Friends® and Power Up were also shortlisted for awards in London. Since then, The Best of Friends® has been used in a variety of schools and clinics in Australia and Power Up has been sold to over 500 users in 12 countries. See SMH Article.
Jacks Thomas, Director, The London Book Fair, said:
“the impressive developments of the industry are illustrated by the fantastic achievements of all the nominees – their determination and passion to bring books to a wider audience through their initiatives is inspiring. I’m delighted to welcome the shortlistees to The London Book Fair in April to give them a platform to showcase their success”.
Stephen Lotinga, Chief Executive, the Publishers Association, said:
“this is a brilliant shortlist that exemplifies the global nature of the publishing industry”.