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We came back winners!

We are just back from the annual Parenting Media Association convention in Atlanta, Georgia, and wanted to share our good news. It was a very eventful and exciting trip.

Our Publisher/Executive Editor, Susan Weiss, was proudly installed as the new President of PMA. Both she and Sharon Noble, our Sales Manager and Susan’s right arm, enjoyed the program and interaction with colleagues as always.

The 2013 Editorial and Design Awards brought us initial honors last month by being named finalists in eight different categories. At the Awards Dinner held Saturday night following the conference, the judges’ winners were announced and we were thrilled to take home two GOLD awards and one SILVER.

Here is a breakdown of our top awards:

In the Personal Essay category, Tim Perrins’ piece in Brooklyn Family, “It Can’t Be Easy, Being a Baby,” won a GOLD award. Judges said, “Mr. Perrins employs a playful voice as he offers a delightfully intriguing and amusing psychoanalysis of the reasons behind a baby’s resistance to change. Good pacing, nice description, and fun to read.”

Our interview with Rain Pryor in Bronx/Riverdale Family brought home another GOLD. The judges commented that in “A Conversation With Rain Pryor,” written by Tammy Scileppi, “The reporter directs questions that are effective in bringing out joy (the birth of her daughter) as well as heartbreak (her complicated father’s death), and also gives the subject a chance to share her wisdom.”

Our monthly Healthy Living column written by Danielle Sullivan took home the SILVER award in the Family Matters category for Staten Island Family. Judges had this to say: “Writer Danielle Sullivan sets herself apart as a writer by choosing topics with real reader interest. A piece on why young girls are reaching puberty early makes you think about the role of hormones in foods. Another piece looks at how melatonin might be a non-prescription alternative for child sleeping programs.”

Publisher/Executive Editor Susan Weiss is proud of the work she and her excellent staff have done over the years they have been publishing. She is particularly excited about the launch of their latest magazine, Manhattan Family, which took place in August, and is thrilled at its growth and acceptance in the Manhattan parent market, and proud to be uniquely printing parenting information in all five boroughs.

After years of volunteering in a variety of roles, she is also eager to embark on her new role as the President of the Parenting Media Association.

“I have made so many marvelous friendships since I became involved in PMA and I have been mentored by extraordinary publishers in the parenting niche from all over the country, Canada and Australia. One of my closest friends in the association is the Publisher of all the parenting magazines in Australia and our immediate Past President. How else would I have met and befriended a talented colleague living in Sydney without having been involved and engaged in our Association?”

Thank you for sharing in our good news, and of course, for reading!

— NY Parenting

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