Mid-Atlantic Media publication Baltimore’s Child won a total of four awards in the Parenting Media Association Design and Editorial Awards Program—two of them gold.
The awards recognize excellence in family publications across the U.S. in 2022. Publications are awarded gold, silver and bronze awards in two categories: small or large publications.
Baltimore’s Child was recognized in the small publication category.
Magazine staff won gold in the Overall Writing category for their mix of “serious and fun incisive journalism about complex topics, as well as pure, heartfelt storytelling.” Stories were commended for being direct, concise and clear with a pace and tone to fit the subject.
“Best of all, the writers find excellent examples to illustrate their stories, including a family with an extremely rare condition called Moebius Syndrome and former campers for an anniversary issue,” judges write.
Baltimore’s Child staff also won gold for Special Section Within a Publication for “B’More Inclusive,” lauded for its robust coverage of in-depth and helpful articles about support services, therapy solutions and parenting advices largely directed at parents of autistic children.
“Throughout, the real voices and experiences of Baltimore families shine through,” PMA judges note.
Baltimore’s Child also won two bronze awards.
“Finding Their Place on the Mat and in Life” by Michael Vyskocil won in the Profile category. The story profiles the work of local nonprofit Holistic Life Foundation and its mission to reach underserved youth through yoga.
“The writer goes through how the idea was first met with skepticism 20 years ago and details its success in teaching mindfulness to at-risk innercity children. This is a great blend of facts and personal stories,” judges write.
Design staff won bronze in Special Section for “B’More Inclusive. Resources were well organized and supported by clean and legible typography. The package’s informative images draw readers into what may be unfamiliar content to some.
Congratulations to the winners. To read more of 2022 family content, visit our digital archive at http://digital.baltimoreschild.com/issues/library/.