Just before Hollywood celebrated its biggest awards night – the Oscars – parenting publications across the country, including L.A. Parent, enjoyed our own festival of honors. And L.A. Parent brought home a little gold!
At the Parenting Media Association’s annual banquet March 2 in St. Petersburg, Fla., the nonprofit organization for regional family magazines recognized excellence in writing and design in print and online. Up against magazines of similar size – including Bay Area Parent, Dallas Child, Chicago Parent, Metro Parent in Detroit and Atlanta Parent – L.A. Parent brought home eight awards.
Judging was conducted by the faculty from the University of Missouri School of Journalism, and L.A. Parent received:
- Gold awards for general excellence for our 2017-18 Education Guide and for Best E-Newsletter for Inclusive L.A. Monthly. The Education Guide is published each fall and filled with articles to help L.A. parents find the best schools and educational programs for their kids from preschool through college. Inclusive L.A. Monthly spotlights people, programs and events for families of children with disabilities, and is receiving this honor from the PMA for the fourth year in a row.
- Silver awards for our Health & Wellness and Millennial Dad columns, our travel piece on San Francisco and for overall writing in the 2017 edition of Inclusive L.A., our magazine for L.A. families of children with physical, developmental and other challenges.
- Bronze awards for our Calendar and for an L.A. Parent feature article titled “Race Talk,” which delves into children’s perceptions of race and ethnicity from their earliest days.
“These awards are a huge honor and a testament to our editorial team,” says L.A. Parent Publisher Ron Epstein, who attended the event with his wife Elena, who is L.A. Parent’s director of content. “From our print magazine to our website to our e-newsletters, our editors, writers, proofreaders and designers work tirelessly to ensure we deliver articles, columns, events and ideas to help parents today.”