LOS ANGELES (March 9, 2013)—Parenting Media Association (PMA) gave out 87 Editorial and Design Competition awards and 30 General Excellence Awards to parenting newspapers and magazines at a banquet on March 9, 2013, the climax of the three-day PMA Annual Convention in Atlanta, GA. There were 745 entries submitted in the competition.

Local Publishers (Laura and Marshall Clevenger), owners of OK Family Publishing and Media Group, was a winner in five categories taking 3 Gold and 2 Silver Medals for both Rio Grande Family (NM) and Red River Family Magazines (SW OK/ N TX).


Column: Child Development and Parenting Issues

Gold Medal - Red River Family Magazine - "Childhood Education"

Column: Family Matters
Silver Medal – Rio Grande Family Magazine - "Health"
Calendar of Events
Silver Medal - Rio Grande Family Magazine
Best Promotion
Gold Medal – Rio Grande Family Magazine – Top of the Town
Best Website
Gold Medal - Rio Grande Family Magazine

PMA’s Editorial and Design Awards Competition recognizes excellence in journalism, photography and design achieved by publishers, editors, writers and designers at member publications. Prof. Daryl Moen of the University of Missouri’s School of Journalism coordinated the annual contest. A panel of 26 judges reviewed entries from many publications to choose the winners in each category. All judges drew upon significant professional experience in selecting the winners.

“The purpose of the PMA 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 PMA Executive Director C. James Dowden.

Established in March 1988, PMA is a national trade association of regional parenting publications that reaches from Seattle to Boston and from Minneapolis to Miami, and to Canada and Australia. Some of the publications are tabloid newspapers; others are magazines, with 4-color, glossy covers.

Headquartered in Los Angeles, PMA is a nonprofit national organization representing more than 120 parenting magazines and newspapers in the United States, Canada and Australia. For more information about PMA, visit www.parentmedia.org.