MetroKids Wins Parenting Media Association Design Awards in 2023


MetroKids earned national recognition at The Parenting Media Association 2023 Design and Editorial Awards Program on Friday with two design awards.

Latest MetroKids issue, Oct/Nov 2023.

The awards ceremony was held Nov. 3 at the PMA’s annual conference in Chicago, Illinois.

Each parenting publication awardee received gold, silver or bronze in editorial, design and digital categories against publications of a similar size nationally.

Read more about the winning entries for MetroKids below and explore the stories that made an impact.

Staff designer Steve Burke earned a gold award for MetroKids in “Calendar of Events” for his work on the “Top 10 Family Events” calendar.

See an example of our Top 10 calendar in our Sept. 2022 digital edition here.

Judges called the design a “joy to wander through,” with art relevant to the content.

“Images and items pop off the pages, surrounded by ample white space and easy navigation cues utilizing large numbers. Color coordination is strong, typography is clear and legible,” judges wrote.

MetroKids also won a bronze award in “Department Design” for staff designer Carl Weigel’s work on the “Book Marked” section, commending typography that is clear and consistent in each issue.

See an example of our Book Marked section in our Nov. 2022 digital edition here.

“The collection of small book cover images helps move the reader’s eye across the pages, while a dominant image of a child reading makes the design more engaging,” judges note.

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