San Diego Family Magazine Wins Excellence in Journalism Awards

San Diego Family Magazine and the Special Needs Resource Foundation received honors at the 48th Annual San Diego Press Club "Excellence in Journalism" Awards.

Yes, we did it again!

A big shout-out and congratulations to our staff and contributing writers.

Managing Editor, Lisa Gipson won First Place in the Multicultural category for her article, 15 Ways to Celebrate Black History Month (Feb. 2021).

Jody Lee Cates brought home a First Place award in the Column: Serious Subject category with her series, Parenting with Purpose (Sept. 2020, Nov. 2020, April 2021). She took home a Second Place award in the Feature: Serious Subject category for her article, Turn Words Into Action: Create a Family Action Plan for Change (Aug. 2020). She also took home a Second Place award in the Health & Medicine category with her article, Parenting in a Pandemic: Keeping Tabs on Stress and Anxiety (Jan. 2021).

Anne Malinoski won Second Place in the Profile category with her article Advocacy, Passion, Positivity, Hope: Tools for fighting childhood leukemia (April 2021). 

Cherie Gough received a Second Place award in the Education category for her article, Survival Tips for Distance Learning (Sept. 2020).

Dr. Jenny Pieratt was awarded an Honorable Mention in the Series category for her articles, Your child’s education: Steps to Meaningful Engagement (Aug. 2020) and Your child’s education: Steps to Meaningful Engagement (part two) (Sept. 2020).

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Awards for the Special Needs Resource Foundation!

Our annual publication, Flourishing Families, received Second Place in the Special Interest/One-Time Publications category. The Flourishing Families cover won an Honorable Mention and our Rebuilding Trust After Big Blunders article by Jody Lee Cates received a First Place award in the Public Service/Consumer Advocacy category. A big win for the special needs communities of San Diego and Imperial Counties!

  


– San Diego Family's Awards in 2020 –

Press Club Winner Badge 2020

San Diego Family Magazine and the Special Needs Resource Foundation received 10 honors in the 47th Annual San Diego Press Club "Excellence in Journalism" Awards.

Flourishing Families 2020, our annual publication for families with special needs, received Third Place in the Special Interest/One-Time Publications category. 

The February 2020 cover of San Diego Family Magazine received an Honorable Mention in the Front Page Design category.


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A big shout-out and congratulations to our award-winning contributing writers:

Jody Lee Cates
First Place (Column: Serious Subject): Parenting with Purpose (three examples):

Honorable Mention (Feature: Serious Subject): How to Raise Kids to Be Allies, June 2020

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First Place (Education): 5 Classic Life Skills that Foster Independence, Oct. 2019

Anne Malinoski
Second Place (Multicultural): Take a DIY Bakery Tour: Get a Taste of Culture at Local Bakeries, Nov. 2019

Third Place (Profile): San Diego Teens Making a Difference in the World, Nov. 2019

Lisa Pawlak
Second Place (Education): What’s Your Child’s Learning Style? Aug. 2019

Emily Dolton
Second Place (Health & Medicine): Tooth Smarts--Early Preventative Care Improves Smiles for Kids with Disabilities, FF 2020

Seth Schwartz
Second Place (Public Service/Consumer Advocacy): IEP Self-Advocacy, FF 2020


– San Diego Family's Awards in 2019 –

Our annual publication, Flourishing Families, received THIRD place in the Special Interest/One-Time Publications category.

Cherie Gough won FIRST place in the Education category with the article, Why to Develop a Growth Mindset in Kids (Oct. 2018).

Anne Malinoski took home SECOND place in the Feature: Serious Subject category with her article, Cannabis Update: How Changing Attitudes Impact Local Youth (Jan. 2019). She also won SECOND place in the Military category for her article, What Military Kids Want Us to Know (Nov. 2018). 

Emily Dolton won SECOND place in the Health & Medicine category with her article, I Think My Child is Different: Early Childhood Red Flags That Need Attention (Aug. 2018). Jody Lee Cates brought home a THIRD place award in the Column: Light Subject with her series, Parenting with Purpose (Sept. 2018, Feb. 2019, May 2019).

Lisa Pawlak won THIRD place in the Public Service/Consumer Advocacy category for her article, Camp Kesem: Plus 7 Other Camps for Kids Facing Adversity (April 2019).

San Diego Family's Awards in 2018 –

press club award2018San Diego Family Magazine and the Special Needs Resource Foundation of San Diego won 10 awards at the 45th Annual San Diego Press Club Excellence in Journalism Awards last month.

Congratulations to our writers and contributors who won the following:

Anne Malinoski
FIRST place in Profile - Finding the Good: Navy Chief helps foster kids in late wife’s honor (Nov. ’17)
FIRST place in Essay/Commentary - Confessions of a Weekday Vegan (Jan. ’18)
SECOND place in Military - How to Help Children Cope When a Parent is Away (Dec. ’17


Emily Dolton
FIRST place in Education: Zero to 6: Critical Windows that Impact Healthy Child Development (Flourishing Families 2018)


Lisa Pawlak
SECOND place in Feature (Serious Subject) - Dos and Don’ts of Supporting Kids When a Parent Has Cancer (Jan. ’18)


Kristen Castillo
SECOND place in Multicultural - Feliz Navidad: Celebrate Mexican Holiday Traditions (Dec. ’17)
THIRD place in Education - School Transitions: How to prepare for the next level (Aug. ’17)
THIRD place in Entertainment Reporting – Meet “This Is Us” Star Mackenzie Hancsicsak (Jan. ’18)


Lisa Gipson
THIRD place in Travel (Domestic) - Road Trip: 6 family-friendly stops along the Central Coast (July ’17)


Our annual publication, Flourishing Families, received SECOND place in Special Interest/One-Time Publications. A big win for the special needs communities of San Diego and Imperial Counties!

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