Pittsburgh Parent Wins Awards in National Competition



Pittsburgh Parent, celebrating 30 years as the only hometown magazine focused on parenting and families, has received awards and national recognition in the 2017 Parenting Media Association (PMA) annual Editorial and Design Competition.

Recognized this year were:

Pittsburgh Parent – What’s New by Patricia Poshard, Editor and Kerri Lutz, Design. According to the judges, “The column has high element count that attracts scanners and readers. The briefs are concise and focused on the local area.”










PittsburghParent.com – Best Website by Patricia Poshard, Editor; Kerri Lutz, Design; Maria Castillo, Social Media Intern. The judges commented: “Pittsburgh Parent delivers on its mission to provide parents with the information and resources they need at every stage of a child’s development. Couple this with a deep events calendar and database of camp, school, medical and party resources and Pittsburgh Parent is the authoritative resources for parenting in Western PA.”










Best Use of Social Media by Patricia Poshard, Editor; Kerri Lutz, Design; Maria Castillo, Social Media Intern.  The judges said: “The Pittsburgh Parent staff has developed a weekly routine its social media followers can depend on to learn about the contents of each edition before it hits the streets. Its use of photos, graphics and hashtags in posts are indicative of a deliberate strategy to extend its reach and find a greater audience.”









The late Marilyn Honeywill launched her original Pittsburgh’s Child with her daughter Lynn Honeywill-Norris from the basement of her home and formed Honey Hill Publishing. Pittsburgh’s Child became Pittsburgh Parent in 1998. The 30-year-old family-owned and operated business produces Pittsburgh Parent monthly and publishes Around & About Pittsburgh. In addition, Honey Hill offers www.pittsburghparent.com for online parenting information and presents the virtual Summer Activities & Camp Expo and a virtual Education Expo each year.

The annual PMA Editorial and Design Competition recognizes excellence in journalism, photography and design achieved in parenting publications. The contest entries are judged at the nationally accredited University of Missouri School of Journalism.

For more information about Honey Hill Publishing, Pittsburgh Parent or Around & About Pittsburgh, contact Editor Patricia Poshard at 724-898-1898 or editor@pittsburghparent.com.