Bay State Parent magazine was designated a "2008 Parents' Choice Approved" award winner in a national magazine contest, sponsored by the Parents Choice Foundation last week.
The non-profit Parents' Choice Foundation honors magazines that are entertaining, edifying, and that pass on accurate information to parents and/or children.
The judges wrote: "Regular features in this free Massachusetts regional parenting publication include Family Calendar of Events, Fun, Educational Activities, Family Health, and Adoption Insights. Articles are written for parents, by parents and professionals. Supported by family friendly advertisers."
Submitted for the award was an editorial statement and the August, September, October, & November 2007 issues. Entry required a submission of four consecutive issues.
Writers who contributed an article to one or more of the winning issues:
Alyson Aiello, Dr. Kerri Augusto, Amy Benoit, Robin Burke, Rose Cafasso, Leslie Castillo, Michelle Xiarhos Curran, Antoinette Donovan, Lynn Jolicoeur, Jennifer Lefferts, Kate M. Jackson, Jane Mackay, Sue Lovejoy, Jennifer Luccarelli, Sarah MacDonald, Marguerite Paolino, Susan Scully Petroni, Elizabeth C. Regan, Donna Roberson, Dr. Robyn Silverman, Susan Spencer, Tim Sullivan, Carrie Wattu, & Donna White.
Thanks for helping us win yet another national award!
Other 2008 winners that received the same designation include: "Sports Illustrated for Kids, Sesame Street Magazine, Highlights magazine," and a few others.
Previous winners have included Adoptive Families, Family Fun and Ranger Rick magazines.
In the 2008 Parents' Choice Magazine Awards numerous families and teachers pour over many publications, page-by-page, carefully considering the content and appraising the appeal of the publications. Deliberations and final selections were conducted by an esteemed panel of judges.
The magazine awards have been given out annually since 1995. The foundation, established in 1978, also reviews books, toys, music, television, software, video games, Web sites, and magazines for children and/or families of all achievements and backgrounds.