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Montreal Families

Montreal Families wins 18 awards

Everyone loves a pat on the back from time to time. Well, the Montreal Families team received an almighty thump recently when we picked up 18 international journalism awards at a conference of parenting publications held in Charlotte, North Carolina.

At the end of the three-day convention held in March, a gala dinner was put on by the Parenting Publications of America (PPA) to celebrate the best in our industry. The PPA is a non-profit organization representing more than 110 parenting magazines and newspapers in the United States, Canada, Australia and South Africa.

After the meal, the winners were announced and we took home nine editorial, eight design and one website award. The Editorial and Design Awards Competitionis coordinated by staff from the University of Missouri’s School of Journalism. A panel of judges reviewed 1,026 entries to choose the winners in each category. All judges have had significant professional experience.

“The purpose of the PPA awards competition is to encourage a high level of journalistic performance and service to communities by recognizing editorial excellence and outstanding visual presentation in parenting publications,” said PPA Executive Director James Dowden.

We’ve provided a link to the stories and design entries (where possible) that won awards in case you would like to check out what the judges found so appealing.

Thank you and congratulations to everyone on our team whose continued dedication helps bring this award-winning publication to families throughout Montreal.

Editorial

Education columns

Silver Award (for these two columns)
Helping disruptive kids at school
Report Cards
Liz Warwick – writer
www.montrealfamilies.ca/articles/09_nov/edcolumn_disruptive.htm
www.montrealfamilies.ca/articles/08_dec/edcolumn.htm

Briefs (short stories)

Silver Award
Eileen Travers – writer

Calendar of events

Gold Award
Tracey Stafford – marketing coordinator
www.montrealfamilies.ca/calendar_fun.htm

News Feature

Bronze Award
Who benefits when baby watches TV
Alissa Sklar – writer
www.montrealfamilies.ca/articles/09_jul/preg_tv.htm

General Feature

Bronze Award
How to teach kids empathy
Alissa Sklar – writer
www.montrealfamilies.ca/articles/09_sept/f_empathy.htm

Personal Essay

Gold Award
Motherhood a mesh of happiness and helplessness
Alissa Sklar – writer
www.montrealfamilies.ca/articles/09_may/f_motherhood.htm

Book Review

Silver Award (for these two reviews)
Mystery books
Eye opening books for teens
Kelly Di Domenico – writer
www.montrealfamilies.ca/articles/08_dec/bookreview.htm
www.montrealfamilies.ca/articles/09_feb/bookreview_preteens.htm

Travel Feature

Silver Award
Heading south for Christmas
Kristina Edson – writer
www.montrealfamilies.ca/articles/08_dec/travel.htm

Headlines

Gold Award
Kelly Wilton and Liz Warwick – editors

Website

Silver Award
Website design
Lisa Fisher – Web Designer
www.montrealfamilies.ca

Design

Silver Award
Front Cover/Newsprint:
February issue
Original photo
Rob Healey – Photographer
Isabelle Richard – Creative Art Director

Gold Award
October issue
Rob Healey – Photographer
Isabelle Richard – Creative Art Director

Bronze Award
Interior photography
Cookie et sa garde robe – Photo Studio
Isabelle Richard – Creative Art Director

Gold Award
Table of Contents
March issue
Isabelle Richard – Creative Art Director

Silver Award
Feature layout – black & white
December issue
Isabelle Richard – Creative Art Director

Gold Award
March issue
Isabelle Richard – Creative Art Director

Gold Award
Overall use of Photography
Isabelle Richard – Creative Art Director

Gold Award
Overall use of Typography
Isabelle Richard – Creative Art Director 

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