Nashville Parent Wins Top Award!

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Nashville Parent Continues its Winning Streak and Brings Home More Gold with the #1 Family Events Calendar in the Nation!

Nashville Parent magazine along with its sister publications in Middle Tennessee — Rutherford Parent, Sumner Parent and Williamson Parent — maintains its place as the most award-winning parenting publication in the country.


Celebrating its 25th year, Nashville Parent brought home 10 more coveted Gold, Silver and Bronze Parenting Media Association (PMA) Awards for its work in 2017. The PMA is an international trade association of regional parenting publications representing more than 96 parenting magazines and newspapers in the United States, Canada and Australia.

“We’re thrilled and honored,” says Nashville Parent Publisher Stewart Day. “I am thankful to have the most dedicated editorial staff in town as we continue to lead the way for our parents through our print, digital and social media. We love what we do and remain deeply dedicated to serving local families with our award-winning content,” he adds.

The PMA Awards are the pinnacle of the three-day annual PMA Convention; this year, it took place in St. Petersburg, Fla. On Friday, March 2, PMA awarded 148 entries for the Editorial competition, 84 for the Design competition, 23 for Ancillary Publications, 19 in the Digital Media space and 29 for General Excellence. There were 560 entries submitted for the competition, and a panel of 17 judges reviewed the entries coordinated by Prof. Reuben Stern of the University of Missouri’s School of Journalism.


Nashville Parent’s wins include the Gold Award in Design and Silver Award in Editorial for it’s popular “Things To Do” family events calendar. The magazine also picked up the Silver Award for overall General Excellence. Nashville Parent Editor in Chief Susan Day says there’s never been a better time to be working in niche publications.

“It’s such an exciting moment for Nashville Parent within the new print model,” Day says. “We start with outstanding content in our magazine and then serve it uniquely across all platforms. The reach and engagement we have with parents because of that ability is unsurpassed,” she adds.

Other Editorial category accolades include Gold and Bronze Awards for Special Section Within a Publication (“Summer of ‘17” and “Winter Fun Guide,” respectively) along with a Silver Award for Investigative Feature (“Child-on-Child Sexual Violence Comes Home to Roost”).

Nashville Parent brought home four additional awards in the Design competition: the Gold Award for Overall Design, the Gold Award for Ancillary Feature Design (“Take Baby Camping,” Spring 2017 Baby Guide), the Silver Award for Front Cover Illustration (September 2017) and the Silver Award for Ancillary Overall Design (Spring 2017 Baby Guide).

Nashville Parent, Rutherford Parent, Sumner Parent and Williamson Parent magazines are available at more than 1,600 distribution points in Middle Tennessee, including select grocery stores, retailers, doctor offices, hospitals, child-care centers and more.

Chad Young is the managing editor and arts/entertainment editor for this publication.

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