Awards

2020 PMA AWARD WINNERS 

The winners of this year’s PMA Design and Editorial Awards were announced on February 29, 2020 at the Annual Conference in St. Pete Beach, Florida. PMA received 566 entries for magazines issues and digital products. Professor Reuben Stern of the University of Missouri’s School of Journalism oversaw the judging. The Overall General Excellence winners were Nashville Parent, Little Rock Family, SW Florida Parent & Child, Baltimore’s Child, Raising Arizona Kids, New York Family, Colorado Parent, Metro Parent and Dallas Child.

“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.” said Reuben Stern, who oversees the judging by faculty members at the Missouri School of Journalism. “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.”

To read the full list of the judges comments on the 2020 PMA Design, Editorial & General Excellence award winners, please click HERE.


Entries for the Annual PMA Design & Editorial Awards open from October to November 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.

2019 PMA AWARD WINNERS 

The winners of this year’s 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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