NCFL wins REVERE Award for Renegade Buggies

RBWe’re pleased to announce that Renegade Buggies was presented a Beyond the Classroom award at the REVERE Awards Gala held in Washington, D.C., on June 3.

The REVERE (REcognizing Valuable Educational REsources) Awards recognize creative resources that engage 21st century teachers and learners. Produced by the Association of American Publishers (AAP) PreK-12 Learning Group, the awards are the only of their kind to distinguish learning resources in all media, for all ages, and covering a wide array of educational subject areas and learning environments.

Renegade Buggies combines learning and gaming in an app that puts relevant real-world buying decisions on the line; Users have to make smart spending decisions when choosing between similar products, or they won’t have as much buying power when it comes to customizing their buggies and purchasing power-ups as they advance to harder levels.

RB“Knowing that most pockets and purses carry smartphones these days, we wanted to reach on-the-go families by creating an app that strikes the balance between fun and valuable learning,” NCFL Vice President Emily Kirkpatrick said. “Renegade Buggies’ being named a REVERE Awards winner validates NCFL, Dollar General Literacy Foundation, and FableVision Studios’ concerted efforts to build an app that will act as a valuable resource for families.”

The award was given in the Beyond the Classroom category, which recognizes a wide range of resources used outside of formal education settings for personal study and enjoyment and may include books, games, and more; categories are learn, play, relate and innovate. The competition expanded in its second year with 26 finalists across its categories.

Award winners were evaluated through in-person events and remote judging by 100 evaluators in the education and publishing industries. Key principles that drove the evaluation of winners were quality content and design, audience engagement and appropriateness, usability and originality, effectiveness, along with comments and recommendations given by judges.  For a full list of winners, click here. Also visit the Awards Gallery which features 2015 winners and finalists.