Available Now
Bookmark and Share Email this page Email Print this page Print Edit Module
Mar 11, 2013
11:18 AM

MomSpeak wins Gold Award for blogs

MomSpeak wins Gold Award for blogs

MomSpeak, which publishes selected posts from some 20 Philadelphia-area mom bloggers on MetroKids.com, has received the Gold Award for blogs in the annual Parenting Media Association (PMA) Design & Editorial Awards Competition.

MetroKids magazine’s calendar section, Family Fun, received the Silver Award for calendars of events. The magazine's book review column by Frank Lipsius was a finalist in the reviews category.

Faculty of the University of Missouri School of Journalism judged the contest. Some 100 parenting publications in the U.S., Canada and Australia comprise the PMA. The awards were presented March 9 in Atlanta, GA at the PMA’s annual convention.

Of MomSpeak, the contest judges wrote:

“Really well done aggregation of several different perspectives. The blog has a ton of variety and individual authors are freed of the need to update it constantly. Updates often and covers interesting local topics. Good tone and voice.”

In addition to new MomSpeak posts that appear each Monday, Wednesday and Friday on MetroKids.com, MetroKids magazine features a monthly MomSpeak item.

The MetroKids calendar, said the judges:

“is exceedingly thoughtful of its readers. The organization is outstanding — with sections for new and recurring events, a Spotlight On feature that highlights related events such as New Year’s Eve fireworks. But, there are three aspects that showcase the editors’ consideration of readers. One is the red all cap indication for free events. Second is the editor’s pick indicator within listings — a nice touch in lieu of a review of an event. But, most impressive is the third feature: SpecialKids. Parents must tremendously appreciate being able to look for this icon.”

Regarding the MetroKids book reviews by Frank Lipsius, the judges wrote, “The review that informs while also entertaining the reader is a bit of an art form, and this writer manages to get both right.”

Add your comment:
Edit Module

Edit ModuleEdit ModuleShow Tags

More on this topic »Family Fun Features

Amusement Park Rides

Amusement Park Rides

New attractions at the area's favorite amusement parks, water parks and shore points.

MK's Kid-Friendly Restaurant Guide

MK's Kid-Friendly Restaurant Guide

Restaurants in Pennsylvania, Delaware and South Jersey that cater to kids in terms of decor, atmosphere, menus and activities, providing a family-friendly dining experience for all.

Kid-friendly Nature Spots in Philly & The 'Burbs

Local places for families to get in touch with nature.

Differences Welcome

Differences Welcome

Families with kids with special needs have many opportunities to explore programming and entertainment at area attractions this spring. Local family venues offer special events this month in recognition of Autism Awareness, as well as ongoing programming for kids with sensory issues.

Edit ModuleShow Tags