Awards

Entries for the Annual PMA Design & Editorial Awards open from June to July each year.  The awards are judged by the University of Missouri School of Journalism. The judges look for the best in local and regional parenting publications, special issues, websites and social media.  This competition recognizes and rewards editorial, design and general excellence in local and regional parenting publications.

Editorial judges evaluate entries for accurate and comprehensive reporting, superior writing, and thoughtful analysis of the issues relevant to the publication’s audience and evidence of editorial judgment, insight and enterprise. In the design area, this competition recognizes and rewards excellence in the visual presentation of editorial matter and advertisements. Judges look for originality and intelligent use of resources in publication design. 

In the Digital categories, judges will evaluate integrative approaches to multi-media and use of new digital tools.  They will look for innovative ways that members have utilized websites, social media and other digital media to build “community” and to further extend their reach.

See the brochure for details on each category.

To enter, go to www.betterbnc.com and choose the 2021 PMA Design & Editorial Awards Contest. Follow the links to join and upload images of your work. Entries are $55 each for editorial and design categories and $75 each for general excellence. Don’t forget to mail hard copies to the University of Missouri School of Journalism by the deadline:

PMA Awards
c/oKara Lehenbauer
University of Missouri School of Journalism
41 Walter Williams Hall
Columbia, MO 65211

2020 PMA AWARD WINNERS 

The winners of the 2020 PMA Design and Editorial Awards were announced on February 29, 2020 at the Annual Conference in St. Pete Beach, Florida.  To read the full list of the judges comments on the 2020 PMA Design, Editorial & General Excellence award winners, please click HERE.

2019 PMA AWARD WINNERS 

The winners of the 2019 PMA Design and Editorial Awards were announced on March 1, 2019 at the Annual Conference in St. Pete Beach, Florida. To read the full list of the judges comments on the 2019 PMA Design, Editorial & General Excellence award winners, please click HERE.

2018 PMA AWARD WINNERS 

PMA Hosted its annual Editorial & Design Awards on March 2, 2018 at the Annual Convention. To read the full list of the judges comments on the 2018 PMA Design, Editorial & General Excellence award winners, please click HERE

2017 PMA AWARD WINNERS 

PMA Hosted its annual Editorial & Design Awards on March 3, 2017 at the Annual Convention. To read the full list of the judges comments on the 2017 PMA Design, Editorial & General Excellence award winners, please click HERE

2016 PMA AWARD WINNERS 

PMA Hosted its annual Editorial & Design Awards on March 4, 2017 at the Annual Convention. To read the full list of the judges comments on the 2016 PMA Design, Editorial & General Excellence award winners, please click HERE

2015 PMA AWARD WINNERS 

To see a full list of the PMA Design, Editorial & General Excellence award winners that were presented at the 2016 Annual Convention please click HERE.

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