Charlotte Parent Wins Silver Award in Annual PMA Competition

Charlotte Parent magazine won a silver award for Ancillary General Excellence from the Parenting Media Association's Annual Editorial and Design Competition for its 2016-17 Go.Play.See Guide. The awards were presented at the national conference March 3-5 in Saint Petersburg, Florida.

The PMA, a non-profit representing the family media market since 1988, received 548 entries for 2016 magazines issues and digital products. Professor Reuben Stern of the University of Missouri’s School of Journalism oversaw the judging. In sum, 148 awards were given in editorial categories, 84 in design categories, 23 awards for Ancillary Publications, 19 awards in the Digital Media space and 29 for General Excellence.

“Our awards recognize the best work done in our industry,” says PMA President Mary Cox. “Our member publications engage with families throughout the United States, Canada and Australia, be it through print, websites, email, social media and events. Our collective goal is to making parenting easier — after all, it’s the most important job in the world — and even more of a fun ride.”

Silver Award for Ancillary General Excellence

GPS [Go. Play. See]

Michele Huggins, editor; Melissa Stutts, art director; Sharon Havranek, publisher

Judges Comments: "The editors describe this section as a guide to help parents who are new to the city. And, it suceeds quite nicely. In organized and well-designed chunks, the readers can find a treasure-trove of information about the city and its neighborhoods as well as activities. The publication throughout easily matches the cover line that invites readers 'How to Make Charlotte Feel Like Home.'"

Established in March 1988, PMA is a national trade association of regional parenting publications. Headquartered in Los Angeles, PMA is a nonprofit national organization representing more than 100 parenting magazines and newspapers in the United States, Canada and Australia.

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