Memphis Parent wins 12 awards in national competition
Memphis Parent magazine received 12 awards at the recent Parenting Media Association’s (PMA) annual convention. Editor Jane Schneider was honored with seven gold, two silver, and three bronze awards for the magazine’s editorial and design work. The awards, presented by PMA, were announced last month. Publishers from across the country compete in the annual competition. This was the most awards Parent has won in recent years. The competition is judged by faculty at Missouri School of Journalism. Congrats to all our winners!
Gold • Liz Phillips
Family Matters: Family Table — How I Tried to Revolutionize Sports Night; Self-Reliance in a Lunch Box
Gold • Meena Viswanathan
Travel Feature: A Glimpse Into India’s Past
Judges Comments: This memoir includes descriptive writing, a satisfying narrative arc, and informative reporting.
Silver • Richard Alley
Profile: Meet Education’s Newest Champion
Silver • Margie Sims
Parenting Issues: Parent to Parent — How To Raise a Rule-Friendly Kid; Learn Your Child’s Love Languages
Bronze • Stephanie Painter
News Feature: Talk to Your Teen About Texting and Driving
Judges Comments: Stats that reveal, practical suggestions, and alarming yet true anecdotes make this story easily accessible to parents.
Bronze • Jane Schneider
General Feature Writing: Watch Out Kobe, Christian Jones Has His Eye On You
Bronze • David Thornton
Personal Essay: Never Ride Downhill Looking Backwards
Gold • Andy Perez
Front Cover Illustration: Super Mom
Gold • Tony DeLuz
Interior Illustration: The Numbers Game
Gold • Allison Rodgers, Jeff Rodgers, Sarah Crawford, Melissa Ellis, Jane Schneider
Interior Photography: Too Cool For School
Gold • Melissa Ellis
Briefs and Short Stuff: Our Favorite Moments
Judges Comments: Great way to connect with readers. A design others should steal for themselves.
Gold • Martha Kelly, Melissa Ellis
Feature Layout: The Secret of Riding Tandem
Judges Comments: Whimsical, lovely illustrations anchor this sweet story . . . a refreshing alternative to stock images that are often relied on.
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