Dissertation & Project Prize Winners 2017

Awards for the APE Dissertation & Project Prizes 2017 were presented at London Book Fair, by Stephen Lotinga, CEO of The Publishers Association.

Dissertation Prize Winners

The judges felt there were many high quality submissions. Many thanks for their generosity with their time. And a thanks again to our sponsors for their generous prizes.

AWARD WINNERSDissertation (PG)
Arusa Qureshi – Sisters are doin’ it for themselves: An analysis of the experiences of women in colour in magazine publishing’ (Edinburgh Napier)

“A genuinely fascinating and relevant study, with good research and interview methodology. We got a real sense that the interview subjects opened up to you. Strong academic rigour, excellent clarity of presentation, putting the case forward in an objective and constructive way.”

Judges commendation awarded to:
Daya Subramania – Children’s Publishing in India: The past, the present and some emerging trends (Oxford Brookes)

“Really practical, showing publishers a genuine gap in the market.”

Dissertation (UG)
Kirsten Cozens – What are the implications of cross-platform engagement and expectation within young adult literature? (Oxford Brookes)

“Tackles an issue that is critical for publishing, which can be more broadly applicable not just for children’s publishing.”

Major Project
Maria Magdalena Hock – ‘The Magic Flute’ – Bringing an opera to life on screen: How children can engage with classical music in a digital picture book (Oxford Brookes)

“A good editorial innovation which delivered on objectives, and was relevant to a real-life industry publishing situation.”

Overall winner
Awarded to Kirsten Cozens.

“Academically extremely strong, good use of scholarly material, while also being the most useful dissertation to the industry of all those submitted.”