AAP PreK-12 Learning Group Introduces the REVERE Awards to Recognize Outstanding Learning Resources

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The AAP PreK-12 Learning Group is pleased to introduce the REVERE Awards, formerly known as the AEP Awards, which welcome entries from all organizations and companies that produce educational materials.

REVERE Awards

The REVERE Awards welcome educational materials in all media and for any educational setting

The PreK-12 Learning Group of the Association of American Publishers (AAP) is pleased to introduce the REVERE Awards program. Formerly known as the AEP Awards program, this annual event continues a decades-long tradition of honoring excellence across all resources for preK-12 and adult learners, educators, and administrators. In July, the Association of Educational Publishers (AEP) merged with the AAP School Division to create the new PreK-12 Learning Group. Winners will be announced at the REVERE Awards Gala on June 4, 2014, at the Capital Hilton at Washington, DC. While the award program has been in existence since 1967, the Gala event will mark the first time that this new division of AAP will present these awards.

The three REVERE Awards include The Distinguished Achievement Awards, The Innovation Awards and The Golden Lamps. All types of organizations, large and small, are encouraged to submit their materials. Winners have included publishing houses, nonprofit organizations, museums and cultural centers, technology firms, schools and research societies.

About the Distinguished Achievement Awards
Distinguished Achievement Awards (DAAs) give entrants the opportunity to compete within a wide range of subcategories covering a large variety of product types and subject areas. Among the many categories available, the DAA competition features an extensive list of options within Periodicals, and the Learning Group is pleased to reintroduce age divisions for this specific category. The age divisions are Grades PreK-2, Grades 3-6, Grades 7-12, and Adult.

About the Innovation Awards
The Innovation Awards welcome any solution that can be considered innovative, including products, services, strategies, or research findings that enhance the learning experience; offer a more efficient way of accomplishing a task; or otherwise help solve a particular program relating to preK-12 education. Any solution in any media is eligible.

About the Golden Lamps
The Golden Lamps are the most prestigious awards in the program. Within each category, products compete against each other, regardless of subject, grade level, or media. One product is selected as the winner from each category. For this competition, judges identify products that stand alone as exemplars within their category, transcending media, audience, and subject matter.

An entirely new category called Beyond the Classroom has been added this year to both the Distinguished Achievement Awards and the Golden Lamps. This category welcomes wide range of resources used outside formal learning environments. Eligible items include, but are not limited to: fiction, nonfiction, test prep materials, reference books for all ages, toys, puzzles, manipulatives, games, websites, apps, and CD/DVDs.

The entry period will open in mid-October and the early-bird deadline for the REVERE Awards is November 15, 2013. Companies and organizations from across the preK-12 learning resource industry are invited to submit their entries on the Learning Group website.

About the AAP PreK-12 Learning Group

A division within the Association of American Publishers, the PreK-12 Learning Group serves its diverse membership by providing valuable resources and industry intelligence; fostering a fair, competitive and robust market; and encouraging the development of professional, quality content for teaching and learning. The Learning Group engages state, local, and federal policy leaders on such issues as funding, curriculum, testing, and literacy, and also organizes events, awards, and programs to support professionals at all levels. In 2013, the School Division of the AAP merged with the Association of Educational Publishers (AEP) to form the PreK-12 Learning Group, which combines AAP's proven strengths in advocacy and legal affairs with AEP's successful programs for the benefit of its members. Read more at http://www.AEPweb.org.

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