Association of Educational Publishers Bestows Educational Publishing Awards upon Winning Products

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Golden Lamp, Distinguished Achievement and Beacon Awards feature the best in educational publishing

With the economy, this year was an extremely difficult one for companies in the educational publishing market. Even so, our award winners continued to develop products with the highest of integrity and instructional design

A smart pen, kits for helping teach ELL learners math, educational simulations, and a magazine to help young children understand the world around them top this year’s winners at the 2010 Association of Educational Publishers’ (AEP) educational publishing awards. One of the largest and longest-running recognition programs in the educational resource industry, the annual AEP Awards are the standard for quality, professional educational products and excellence in education marketing. AEP honors the achievers with three awards programs: The Golden Lamp, the Distinguished Achievement Awards (DAAs), and the Beacon Awards.

Considered the best of the best in educational publishing, the 2010 Golden Lamp Winners are:

  • Livescribe Pulse Smartpen by Livescribe in the Technology and New Media category
  • Supporting English Language Learners in Math Class: A Multimedia Professional Learning Resource by Math Solutions in the Professional Development category
  • ExploreLearning Gizmos by ExploreLearning in the Curriculum category
  • National Geographic Little Kids by National Geographic Kids in the Periodicals category

The Distinguished Achievement Awards (DAAs), the largest branch of the program, recognized the year's best products in four overarching categories–Curriculum, Periodicals, Professional Development, and Technology & New Media–according to subject area and grade level. The awards highlight the standard of excellence other developers can measure their products against; in total, 167 awards were given. Several companies took home multiple awards this year, including Math Solutions, Southern Poverty Law Center, Scholastic, National Geographic Kids, and Kiki/B-books, Ltd.

The Beacon Awards for education marketing presented honors in individual categories, including e-commerce website, integrated marketing campaign, and annual report as well as the Gold Beacon. Chosen from among the category winners, the recipient of the Gold Beacon is truly the "best of the best." The 2010 winner is, the website for Curriculum Associates.

“With the economy, this year was an extremely difficult one for companies in the educational publishing market. Even so, our award winners continued to develop products with the highest of integrity and instructional design,” said Charlene Gaynor, CEO of AEP. “It is amazing to see the amount of commitment to the process of creating quality educational materials that is evident in the many products entered into the awards program.”

All winners can be found at

About the AEP Awards
For more than four decades the AEP Awards have honored outstanding resources for teaching and learning. One of the largest and longest-running awards programs for educational products, the AEP Awards aim to give credit and recognition to the organizations that are leading the way in the field of educational products and set benchmarks to which the rest of the industry can aspire.

About the Association of Educational Publishers
The Association of Educational Publishers (AEP) is a nonprofit organization that serves and advances the industry of supplemental educational publishing. The membership of AEP represents the breadth of educational content developers delivering progressive educational products and services in both print and electronic formats to today’s schools and colleges.

AEP’s thought leadership and market insight have created ground-breaking opportunities for its members to collaborate, network, and partner with each other as well as to acquire a voice in the development of government education policy. Founded in 1895, AEP now assists its members in navigating the global realities of educational publishing in the 21st century. For more information, please visit


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