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Basecamp is Highly Commended at the 25th EPAA

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Posted on by Leonardo Rocker (Quirky Kid Staff)

Preparing Young People for Greatness

Last night Quirky Kid attended the 25th Educational Publishing Awards of Australia at the Melbourne Arts Centre. Organised by the Australian Publishers Association and sponsored by the Copyright Agency, the awards brought together more than 200 educators and publishers to celebrate some of Australia’s best educational materials for students across the country.

We are so proud to announce our innovative Anxiety program, Basecamp®, received Highly Commended mention under the ‘Primary Student Resource in the Arts/Science/Humanities/Social Sciences/Technologies/Health and Physical Education/Languages resources.

 

Basecamp was Highly Commended at the Educational Publishing Awards 2018

Basecamp® also won The Best Designed Educational Resource at the 66th Book Design Awards at the and the London Book Fair International Excellence Awards 2018

About the Award

The Awards recognise excellence and innovation within the educational publishing industry. Keynote speaker of the evening, Shelly Ware, a TV presenter and primary school teacher, noted that

“Good educational resources engage students. Teachers fully rely on them, and they are a part of the big picture to inspire students to have a lifelong passion to read and learn,”

and that as a teacher she looks for

“good quality, interesting, children-friendly texts – they’re vital for the classroom”.

Shelly’s speech was inspiring and a reminder about how important what we do is.

About the Quirky Kid

Quirky Kid is committed to producing evidence-based resources for children, designed to be bright, engaging, and child-centered. By continuing to develop these resources, we are able to assist children in their families in our clinics, their schools and their communities to the highest standard.

About Basecamp®

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.

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.

  • Winner of the London Book Fair International Excellence Awards ( Educational Initiative Awards) and
  • Winner of The Best Designed Educational Primary/Secondary Book award at the 66th Australian Book Designer Awards this resource is accomplishing great outcomes.
  • BaseCamp® was also shortlisted for the second award in London – Educational Resources Awards.

Start Using BaseCamp® Today

If you are interested in BaseCamp® for your child, school or clinic, get in touch today.

Basecamp® is incredible. Every page was carefully designed to communicate with our users in a unique and interesting way. Navigating through the 182 pages of Basecamp is an adventure full of surprises.

Contact us Today to start using BaseCamp®.

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Basecamp Shortlisted @ Educational Publishing Awards 2018

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Basecamp, anxiety program for kids is shot-listed for London Book Fair International excellence Awards

Yesterday we received the fantastic news that Basecamp ®, our already multi-award-winning  Anxiety program for young people was shortlisted for The 25th Educational Publishing Awards Australia.

Basecamp® was shortlisted under the Best Primary  Student Resource – Arts/Science/Humanities/Social Sciences/Technologies/Health and Physical Education/Languages along with resources from R.I.C. Publications
And Oxford University Press.

Organised by the Australian Publishers Association and sponsored by Copyright Agency, the prestigious EPAAs recognise excellence and innovation within the educational publishing industry.

This year’s entries were of a high standard and were a testament to the tremendous effort that goes into creating educational resources for Australian educators and students.

Chief Judge Angela Carbone said the entries were “exceptionally high and innovative, and the decision was not easy to make”.  In total, 117 entries were received so we would like to thank those who submitted their titles for consideration.

About Basecamp®

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.

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.

Winner of the London Book Fair International Excellence Awards ( Educational Initiative Awards) and Winner of The Best Designed Educational Primary/Secondary Book award at the 66th Australian Book Designer Awards this resource is accomplishing great outcomes.

BaseCamp® was also shortlisted for the second award in London – Educational Resources Awards.

Start Using BaseCamp® Today

If you are interested in BaseCamp® for your child, school or clinic, get in touch today.

We feel that Basecamp® is incredible. Every page was carefully designed to communicate with our users in a unique and interesting way. Navigating through the 182 pages of Basecamp is an adventure full of surprises.

Find out more at https://basecamp.quirkykid.com.au

Contact us Today.

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Basecamp @ the Book Design Awards 2018

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Posted on by Leonardo Rocker (Quirky Kid Staff)

In what is a great privilege, Quirky Kid has been nominated for the Longlist for the 66th Australian Book Design Awards 2018! for our submission for Basecamp.

The Australian Book Design Awards celebrate the bravest and brightest, the most original and beautiful books published in Australia each year over 16 categories. With a panel of 7 judges made up of prestigious designers and publishers, the awards are an opportunity to celebrate beautiful Australian literature  – and we’re so proud to be amongst the other amazing titles. 

The Shortlist will be announced on Monday 9 April and the winners of the Australian Book Design Awards will be announced at the Awards Party on Friday 25 May at The Craft & Co in Melbourne.

The awards evening will also include the announcement of The Designers’ Choice awards that ABDA members vote for on the night.

  • The Hachette Designers’ Choice Book of the Year
  • The Booktopia Designers’ Choice Cover of the Year
  • The McPherson’s Printing Group Designers’ Choice Children’s/YA Cover of the Year

Download the Longlist here.

About Basecamp

We feel that Basecamp® is an incredible artwork. Every page was carefully designed to communicate with our users in a unique and interesting way. Navigating through the 182 pages of Basecamp is an adventure full of surprises.

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.

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.

 

The program and resource were also shortlisted for two international awards at the London Book Fair International Excellence Awards 2018

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Basecamp® Shortlisted for Two International Excellence Awards in London

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Basecamp, anxiety program for kids is shot-listed for London Book Fair International excellence Awards

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We are proud to announce we are the winners of the 2018 Educational Learning Resources Award at the London  Book Fair International Excellence Awards, for our anxiety program Basecamp®.

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.

Anxiety disorders are some of the most common psychological disorders in children and adolescents. This award continues to emphasise the importance of an Educational Initiative like Basecamp, that teaches children effective anxiety management strategies.


 

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.

About Basecamp

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”.

Quirky Kid® will attend the London Book Fair and Bologna Children’s Book Fair.  Please contact us to find out more about our programs and resources.

 

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Quirky Kid selected to iAccelerate program

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Quirky Kid selected to iAccelerate program

We are proud to announce that Quirky Kid has been accepted into the iAccelerate program at the University of Wollongong.  After one of the largest application rounds, iAccelerate has announced that 12 companies have been successful and will start in the iAccelerate Centre this month. The new residents have already hit the ground running in the iAccelerate Centre, with the start of the iAccelerate Educate program that begun on 8th August. The new recruits also attended a social networking event today to meet other residents.

This state of the art centre will house Quirky Kid’s new HQ. You can see the amazing building process here.

Over the last two years, we have embarked on a daring roadmap to scale-up our small business and reach a broader global audience. To this end, we have received international award nominations for our educational programs and resources and recently won an innovation award.

We have more innovative projects and partnerships in the pipe-line, and together with the iAccelerate program will work to revolutionise the child psychology and education market.

About iAccelerate

iAccelerate is a University of Wollongong (UOW) business incubator program that is available to help build and grow businesses. iAccelerate is built around a robust educational program, formalised business acceleration monitoring and one-to-one mentoring.

iAccelerate offers innovative businesses the unique opportunity to partner with a university comprising of over 30,000 students, 2,000 staff and a significant portfolio of faculties and business units. UOW activities generate over $2 billion in economic activity each year and it is an extraordinary partner to have on your path to success. iAccelerate utilises a multi-faceted approach in accelerating sustainable business growth to deliver the greatest economic impact. UOW offer a two stream program, with up to three years incubation – unique in the Australian startup landscape.

About our Involvement

Quirky Kid will be part of the iAccelerate Advanced, a program designed specifically for businesses looking to grow their business to the next level. The program’s main focus is on providing the necessary assistance to transform and scale early stage businesses into sustainable high-growth companies.

The iAccelerate Advance Program is built around metrics-based reviews, where various experts, mentors, advisors and iAccelerate management provide startups with a detailed appreciation of the core skills required to develop their companies into successful high-growth businesses.

Well done team!!

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