AGTA Awards for published materials

AGTA presents biennial awards to producers of materials used in the teaching of geography.

An invitation to submit resources for the next AGTA Awards will occur during 2020 with the awards presented at the AGTA Conference to be held in 2021.


AGTA 2019 Award Recipients

The following Awards were presented at the AGTA 2019 Conference held at the Gold Coast, Queensland.

Senior School Resource Years 11 – 12
There were joint-winners in the Senior School Resource Years 7 – 12 category:

  • Western Australia ATAR Units 1 and 2, published by the Geographical Association of Western Australia

Citation from the judges: Western Australia ATAR Geography: Units 1 and 2 (2018) is an excellent resource for senior students. The resource is well presented with clear links to the WA syllabus content and a comprehensive coverage of all options.

  • Global Interactions 11 and Global Interactions 12, published by Pearson Australia

Citation from the judges: Global Interactions 11 and 12 (2018) are an excellent resource for senior students. The resource is well designed and presented for teacher and student use with comprehensive coverage of case-studies and clear links to the NSW syllabus content

Middle School Resource Years 7 – 10
There was one winner in the Middle School Resource Years 7 – 10 category:

  • Foodprint Melbourne, published by the University of Melbourne and the Geography Teachers Association of Victoria

Citation from the judges: Foodprint Melbourne is a unique and new-to-the-market resource, targeted to the study of Stage 5 Geography. The resource is relevant to students nationally and contains excellent links to the Australia Curriculum.

Primary School Resource Years F – 6
There was one winner in the Primary School Resource Years F – 6 category:

  • Primary Geography Alive, published by the Geography Teachers’ Association of NSW and ACT

Citation from the judges: Primary Geography Alive is a unique resource created to support teachers in their teaching and learning of Geography across the primary years. The resource is targeted at the NSW Geography Syllabus (K – 6) and has clear application to the Australian Curriculum; Geography making it suitable for national use. An excellent provision of supporting resources is available.

Geographic Education Resource
There was one winner in the Geographic Education Resource category:

  • Certificate of Geography Competency, published by the Geography Teachers Association of Victoria

Citation from the judges: The Certificate of Geography Competency is a fantastic and unique Professional Learning resource, presented as a course for teachers to complete. The resource provides a depth of coverage in geographical skills and meets a growing demand for training in the use and application of Spatial Technologies. The online platform provides flexibility of use.

Not-For-Profit Generated Resource
There was one winner and one highly commended awarded in the Not-For-Profit Generated Resource category.

  • Winner – MobileMuster-Mobile Connections, published by Mobile Muster and Field of Mars Environmental Education Centre

Citation from the judges: Mobile Muster-Mobile Connections takes a practical and different approach towards learning about interconnections in a real-life context. The resource is very user friendly and is supported by good pedagogical activities.

  • Highly Commended – Geography Bulletin, Issue 50 Number 3, published by the Geography Teachers Association of NSW and ACT

Citation from the judges: The 2018 Geography Bulletin, 50(3) is commended for the integration of student activities that increase teacher-capacity to use materials in their teaching and learning programs and classroom activities


AGTA 2016 Award Recipients

The following Awards were presented at the AGTA 2017 Conference held in Melbourne, Victoria.

Primary resource (F-6)
No awards

Middel school resource (7-10)
Geography: NSW Syllabus for the Australian Curriculum (Published by Cambridge University Press) – Winner

Senior secondary resource (11-12)
VCE Geography series (Published by GTAV) – Winner

Digital resource
Food for Thought (Published by Oxfam Australia) – Winner

Geographic education resource
Interaction Vol 44 No 1, The Fieldwork Issue (Published by GTAV) – Winner
Geographical Education, Vol 28 (2015) (Produced by AGTA) – Highly commended

Non-commercial/Not-for-profit generated resource
Spatial Educators Toolkit (Produced by Queensland Spatial Information Council) – Highly commended


AGTA 2014 Award Recipients

The following Awards were presented at the AGTA 2015 Conference held in Rotorua, New Zealand.

Primary resource (F-6)
Discovering Geography (Published by Pearson) – Winner

Junior secondary resource (7-10)
Geography Alive for the Australian Curriculum (Years 7-10) (Published by Jacaranda, John Wiley Sons) – Winner
Jacaranda Atlas (8th Edition) (Published by Jacaranda, John Wiley Sons) – Highly commended
Pearson Geography 7-8 series (Published by Pearson) – Highly commended

Senior secondary resource (11-12)
No awards

Digital resource
Tsunami: The Ultimate Guide (Produced by Australian Tsunami Advisory Group) – Highly Commended

Geographic education resource
No awards

Non-commercial/Not-for-profit generated resource
Get Connected: Water in the World (Produced by World Vision Australia) – Winner


AGTA 2012 Award Recipients

The following Awards were presented at the AGTA 2013 Conference held in Perth, Western Australia.

Primary resource
Inquiry into Pandas Kit (GTASA) – Winner
All’s Well (One World Centre) – Commendation

Junior secondary resource
Water for Life (GEP at GTAV) – Winner
Disaster Mapper (Attorney General Dept.) – Commendation
Longman Atlas 6th Edition (Pearson) – Commendation

Senior secondary resource
VCE Resources & Perspectives Units 3 & 4 (GTAV) – Joint Winner
VCE Geography Environments Units 1 & 2 (GTAV) – Joint Winner
Student Guide to Stage 3 Geography (GAWA) – Commendation

Multi-media
Disaster Mapper (Attorney General Dept.) – Winner
Mapping your Career (GTAV) – Highly Commended

Geographic resource
Keys to Geography: Essential Skills (Macmillan) – Winner
Interaction – Volume 39, March 2011(GTAV) – Commendation

Non-commercial resource
No awards