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July 21, 2024

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Nashville Parent Picks Up GENERAL EXCELLENCE & Gold Awards

Middle Tennessee's #1 source for parenting news, information and local things to do, continues its 26-year award-winning streak.

In its 26th year of publication as Middle Tennessee's number one source of parenting news and information, Nashville Parent continues its winning streak with more golden nods. Nashville Parent is published by Day Communications, Inc., a local family-owned company comprised of editors, designers and sales staff.

Nashville Parent brought home 10 national awards from the Parenting Media Association's (PMA) annual conference that took place Feb. 27 – 29 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. 

“This year’s winning entries once again showcase the PMA publications’ strength in offering practical and frank advice on tough subjects, as well as extensive suggestions for off-the-radar activities that expand children’s horizons.” says Stern. “Amid a sea of questionable material online, these articles are packed with reliable information from experts and primary sources. The stories also validate and inspire parents by giving a window into the lives of others dealing with similar challenges," he adds.


For work done from December 2018 – November 2019, Nashville Parent snagged the following accolades during the conference's awards ceremony on Friday, Feb. 28:

Nashville Parent/Rutherford Parent/Sumner Parent/Williamson Parent print magazines


• Best Use of Social Media ("Your Story" — print/Facebook/Instagram)

• General Feature Writing ("Are the Kids All Right?")
• Non-Traditional Story Form ("Camp and How")

• Calendar of Events ("Things to Do")
• Investigate Feature ("Are the Kids All Right?")

• Calendar of Events ("Things to Do")
• Department Design ("Just You")
• Overall Design (Nashville Parent/Rutherford Parent/Sumner Parent/Williamson Parent print magazines)

"We're thrilled once again to win General Excellence —the top prize — for our print issue, our website and social media from the Parenting Media Association," says Susan Day, editor and creative director of Nashville Parent and its three sister publications — Rutherford Parent, Sumner Parent and Williamson Parent magazines. "We are 100 percent committed to ensuring that as many parents as possible have access to our engaging content through our magazine and online platforms. Raising kids in Middle Tennessee is the absolute best!" she adds.

Nashville Parent and its sister publications have distributions points in hundreds of places across Middle Tennessee. In addition to the monthly magazine, Day Communications, Inc., also publishes Baby Guide (biannual), Private School Directory (biannual) and The Family Manual (annual). Find our print distribution spots HERE.

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