Putting together a magazine every month is challenging work. I often think about flow and color and bringing to life stories that will hit home in your world.
So when we attend our annual trade organization conference, hosted by the Parenting Media Association, it's always gratifying — okay, down-right awesome — when our work gets honored. This year, parenting magazine folks from across the country gathered in San Antonio, Texas to learn new tricks of the trade and recognize the best of the best at our annual awards banquet.
I'm proud to say we were nominated as winners in four categories and were finalists in 10 categories. Here are the winning entries:
Liz Phillips for her Family Table food column, Cheeseburger Pie
FINALISTS: Jane Schneider for her feature writing in Raising Charles, about a preemie who overcame physical challenges Meena Viswanathan for her interview with author/illustrator, Brian Selznick Margie Sims for her "Parent to Parent" column on helping kids set boundaries Jane Schneider for her "DayTripping" column on biking the Green Line
WINNERS: Art director Melissa Ellis for Best Original Illustration cover (November 2011) Art director Melissa Ellis for Best Stock Photo cover (April 2011) Art director Melissa Ellis and illustrator Jeanne Seagle for Best Inside Illustration for the story Mom's Biggest Baby WorriesFINALIST: Art director Melissa Ellis and photographer Jennifer Garris for the fashion photography in A Field Guide to Fairies