MetroKids Wins Parenting Media Association Awards

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MetroKids recently won nine awards from the Parenting Media Association which were announced at the PMA Annual Conference held on November 15. The Design, Editorial and General Excellence Awards were judged by the University of Missouri School of Journalism. Judges evaluate both local and regional parenting publications from across the country.

The full list of winners and judges’ notes can be found here. MetroKids won multiple awards in both editorial and design categories:


Column: Publisher’s/Editor’s Note: Silver for “First Word” by Gabe Kahn

Calendar of Events: Silver for “Top Ten” by staff

Personal Essay: Gold for “Savoring Summer’s Simple Pleasures” by Lisa Samalonis

News Feature: Gold for “You’re Vaccinated, But Your Kids Aren’t” by Sophie Panzer

General Feature Writing: Silver for “It’s a Very Real Job: The Ups and Downs of Being a Stay at Home Dad” by Eleanor Linafelt


Front Cover: Use of Stock Photo: Silver for “June 2021” by art department staff

Single-Page Design: Bronze for “Youth Summer Program” by Lonna Koblick

Calendar of Events: Gold for “Top 10 Philadelphia-Events in June” by art department staff

Feature Layout: Silver for “Diapers Demystified” by Lonna Koblick


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