In its 25th year of publication as Middle Tennessee's number one source of parenting news and information, Nashville Parent continues its winning streak with more Gold Awards. Nashville Parent is published by Day Communications, Inc., a local family-owned company comprised of editors, designers and sales staff.
Nashville Parent brought home nine national awards from the Parenting Media Association's (PMA) annual conference that took place Feb. 28 – March 1 in St. Pete Beach, Florida. The PMA is a nonprofit that has represented the regional family media market since 1988. PMA received 566 entries in its PMA Design and Editorial Awards that encompass both print and digital products from around the country. Professor Reuben Stern of the University of Missouri's School of Journalism once again oversaw a panel of judges for the awards.
"I'm so proud to be a part of the Nashville Parent team and of all the incredible work we've done over the last year," says Susan Day, long-time award-winning editor of Nashville Parent. "My team challenges themselves to be better every single day, and it's an honor to come to work with them for our parenting community; I feel super lucky." she adds.
Nashville Parent's wins include six Gold Awards (the top prize), comprising a "double-gold" for editorial and design categories for the publication's indispensable "Things To Do" family calendar of events, written by Managing Editor/Entertainment Editor Chad Young. Other Gold Awards include General Feature Writing ("Are We Screwing Up the Kids?"; March 2018, by Editor Susan Swindell Day); Front Cover: Use of Stock Photo ("Are We Screwing Up the Kids?"; March 2018); Ancillary Cover Design (Nashville Parent en Español); and the Gold Award for Ancillary General Excellence (Nashville Parent en Español).
Nashville Parent en Español is Day Communication's newest stand-alone ancillary publication that launched in 2018. Of the General Excellence accolade, the PMA judges said, "Kudos to this publication for reaching out and addressing the area's growing Latino population. The stories are relevant, the lists are useful and the audience is well-served by this on many levels."
In addition to Nashville Parent's six Gold Awards, the publication also brought home three Bronze Awards in the following categories: Column: Publisher's/Editor's Note ("Day By Day," by Editor Susan Swindell Day); Column: Family Matters ("Mind & Body" by Managing Editor Chad Young); and Best E-Newsletter.
"Entries in this year's contest demonstrate the impressive quality and ongoing commitment among these publications to provide parents across the country with important local resources and to entertain, inform and build community," says Reuben Stern. "The design and writing have become noticeably more sophisticated," he adds.
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