Julie Athanasiou, the director of Legacy Books, has 18 years' experience in the writing, editing and print production fields.

As an editor she has enjoyed the following award success:

  • Annabel's Chewy-Gooey Birthday Cake by Ken Williams: finalist in the Speech Pathology Australia, Children's Book of the Year Award.
  • A Secret Safe To Tell by Naomi Hunter: finalist in the 2015 Australian Book Industry Awards, Small Publisher Children's Book of the Year Category and the Speech Pathology Australia, Children's Book of the Year Award.
  • Run Tree Run by Kelly Alsop: finalist in the 2015 Environment Award for Children's Literature, Picture Fiction Book of the Year Category.
  • Wrath by Anne Davies, Children's Book Council, Book of the Year Awards Notables 2015.

She has also written numerous award applications that have been shortlisted or won business awards. Most notably:

  • 2013 International Education Provider of the Year, Australian Training Awards, Box Hill Institute
  • 2013 Vocational Student of the Year finalist in the Victorian Training Awards – Finalist Iris Radovic
  • 2013 International Student of the Year (Higher Education) – Winner Huong Dang Thi
  • 2013 Premier’s Award – International Student of the Yea – Winner Huong Dang Thi
  • 2015 Victorian Training Awards – Community Choice Award – Winner: Marlon Young-Healy
  • 2015 Victorian Training Awards – Apprentice of the Year – Finalist: Marlon Young-Healy
  • 2015 Victorian Training Awards -Victorian Industry Collaboration Award - Finalist: Box Hill Institute
  • 2015 Victorian Training Awards – Victorian Large Training Provider of the Year - Finalist: Box Hill Institute
  • 2016 Victorian Training Awards – Victorian Large Training Provider of the Year - Winner: Box Hill Institute
  • 2016 Australian Training Awards - Large Training Provider of the Year - Finalist: Box Hill Institute
  • 2016 Dr. Werner Kubsch Award - Winner: Jennifer Oliver
  • 2016 Learn Local Awards - Finalist: Josie Rose
  • 2016 Whitehorse Business Awards: Winner: Box Hill Institute
  • 2016 Banksia Sustainability Awards: Finalist: Box Hill Institute
  • 2016 Victorian International Education Awards - Alumni of the Year: Finalist: Kashif Bouns
  • 2017 Victorian Training Awards - Large Training Provider of the Year - Box Hill Institute
  • 2017 Australian Training Awards - Large Training Provider of the Year - Box Hill Institute
  • 2017 Victorian Premier's Sustainability Awards - Box Hill Institute - Finalist
  • 2017 Australia-China Chamber of Business - Box Hill Institute - Finalist
  • 2017 Whitehorse Business Awards - Box Hill Institute - Winner

As a judge and speaker, Julie has participated in the following:

  • 2016 Once Upon A Time Workshop - Tutor for writing children's books masterclass
  • 2017 One Word At A Time: From Author to Entrepreneur - Panel member
  • 2017 Australian Teachers of Media Awards - recognising excellence in the film, television and media studies - Judge for the e-media category
  • 2017 Podcast - Interview with Andrew Jobling for One Word At A Time podcast