A hit with readers, and a winner among peers – Atlanta Parent
was honored 23 times at the annual meeting of the Parenting
Media Association in San Antonio, Texas.

Atlanta Parent won seven Gold Awards and was recognized among the five best parenting publications in the nation in 16 other awards categories.
“The best award comes every year from our readers, who spend their valuable time with our magazine, on our website and on Facebook, but it’s nice to be recognized by our peers,” Publisher Liz White said.
A panel of 22 judges selected Atlanta Parent for top honors from among 840 entries submitted by 120 parenting publications.
“We feel honored to be chosen among the very best,” White said. “Our writers, editors and designers and our advertising staff work hard to make sure every issue is relevant to today’s parents, and that it’s fun to read, as well.”


The magazine received Gold Awards in these categories, for publications with 55,000 or more circulation:

Profile, for “Parents Find Blogging Therapeutic,” by former staff writer Melanie Wagner.
Front Cover/Glossy Original Photo, for an April 2011 cover photo taken by Ivansco Photography of Luke Fisher holding an iPod.
Front Cover/Glossy Use of Stock Photo, for an October 2011 cover of a boy wincing as he receives a vaccination.
Calendar of Events, for creative layout by designer Sheri Taylor-Emery.
Infographics, for a graphic illustration by Taylor-Emery, with “Three Beaches Next Door.”
Ancillary Cover, for Atlanta Parent’s Big Baby Book 2011, by Taylor-Emery.
Ancillary Publication Overall Design, for Atlanta Parent’s Big Baby Book 2011, by Taylor-Emery.

In addition to the seven Gold Awards, the magazine was recognized for excellence in 16 other categories:

Column: Reviews, for “Peter Pan,” by former Editor Ann Hardie, and “Nature Quest,” by freelancer Lucy Soto.
Travel Feature, for “Three Beaches Next Door,” by Laura Powell and Liz White.
Interview, for “Energy + Support = Success,” by Hardie.
News Feature, for “Calling the Shots,” by freelancer Lori Solomon.
Investigative Reporting, for “Beauty and the Beast – The Child Pageant World,” by Wagner.
General Feature Writing, for “Going Global,” by Wagner.
Special Series, for “Does the Fairy-Tale Marriage Exist?,” by freelancer Anne Hampson Boatwright.
Special Section within a Publication, for the annual  A+ Education Guide, a comprehensive guide to metro Atlanta’s private and public schools.
Overall Reporting, for compelling stories and features in every issue.
Table of Contents, for design of the August 2011 issue by Taylor-Emery.
Briefs/Short Stuff, for design of “News You Can Use” in the March and October issues, by Taylor-Emery.
Feature Layout/Color, for design of “Simple Switches to Bolster Your Child’s Nutrition,” by Taylor-Emery.
Special Section, for design of “Best Summer Ever,” by Taylor-Emery. 
Overall Design, for the January, July and October issues of the magazine, by Taylor-Emery.
Ancillary Feature Design, for “Alphabet Soup,” by Taylor-Emery.
Ancillary Feature Writing, for “When Your Child Has a Brain Tumor,” by Wagner.

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