Memphis Parent brought home eight editorial and design awards (including four Gold Medals) from the Parenting Media Association annual convention, held last month in Baltimore. Coordinated by the University of Missouri School of Journalism, the national awards competition drew more than 600 entries.
“The competition from other publications nationally is stiff,” noted editor Jane Schneider “So I’m proud our work received such impressive recognition.”
Many thanks to our award-winning writing and design team: Calendar editor Meena Viswanathan, art director Melissa Ellis, columnist Matthew Timberlake, essayist David Thornton, freelance writer Nicole Yasinsky, and illustrator Jeanne Seagle. You help make Memphis Parent a great resource for parents and readers across the Mid-South.
GOLD – Editor’s Note, Living in the Moment by Jane Schneider
Judges' Note: “Jane writes with a sense of authority, which allows her to connect with readers and parents.
GOLD – Columns: Book Reviews by Jane Schneider, Natalie Yasinsky, and Meena Viswanatha for Seven Traits and Cuddle Up with a Good Book
Judges' Note: “Reviews that are clear, informative, and interesting.”
GOLD – Child Development and Parenting Issues: Matthew Timberlake for Taming Tantrums
Judges Note: “Each column tackles a key issue in a young child’s development with concrete clarity, deftly explaining how parents can better navigate.”
GOLD – Personal Essay: David Thornton for A Salute to the Other Dad
Judges Note: “A generous spirit inspired and informed this unconventional, honest narrative."
SILVER – Travel Writing: Jane Schneider for Great Summer Escapes
Judges Note: “These destinations are fascinating, engaging, and written in an inviting way.”
SILVER – Interior Illustration: Jeanne Seagle, for Wrestling with Fatherhood
Judges Note: “The artwork provides an animated approach for a theme that’s difficult to illustrate.”
BRONZE – Briefs/Short Stuff: Melissa Ellis, for Favorite Moments
Judges Note: “An inviting way to garner reader submissions.”
BRONZE – Best Overall Design: Melissa Ellis
Judges Note: “This publication demonstrates a clear effort to make every page visually interesting.”