San Diego Family Wins San Diego Press Club Excellence in Journalism Awards

We have exciting news to share! - AGAIN!

This year San Diego Family won 11 awards at the 46th Annual San Diego Press Club Excellence in Journalism Awards.

Our annual publication, Flourishing Families, received 3rd place in the Special Interest/One-Time Publications category. A big win for the special needs communities of San Diego and Imperial Counties!


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A big shout-out and congratulations to our contributing writers.
Cherie Gough won 1st place in the Education category with the article, Why to Develop a Growth Mindset in Kids (Oct. 2018).

Anne Malinoski took home 2nd place in the Feature: Serious Subject category with her article, Cannabis Update: How Changing Attitudes Impact Local Youth (Jan. 2019). She also won 2nd place in the Military category for her article, What Military Kids Want Us to Know (Nov. 2018). 

Emily Dolton won 2nd 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 3rd place award in the Column: Light Subject with her series, Parenting with Purpose (Sept. 2018, Feb. 2019, May 2019).

Lisa Pawlak won 3rd place in the Public Service/Consumer Advocacy category for her article, Camp Kesem: Plus 7 Other Camps for Kids Facing Adversity (April 2019).

– Our Awards from 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. A big shout-out and congratulations to our writers and contributors who won the following:


Anne Malinoski
1st place in Profile - Finding the Good: Navy Chief helps foster kids in late wife’s honor (Nov. ’17)
1st place in Essay/Commentary -
Confessions of a Weekday Vegan (Jan. ’18)
2nd place in Military - How to Help Children Cope When a Parent is Away (Dec. ’17


Emily Dolton
1st place in Education: Zero to 6: Critical Windows that Impact Healthy Child Development (Flourishing Families 2018)


Lisa Pawlak
2nd place in Feature (Serious Subject) - Dos and Don’ts of Supporting Kids When a Parent Has Cancer (Jan. ’18)


Kristen Castillo
2nd place in Multicultural - Feliz Navidad: Celebrate Mexican Holiday Traditions (Dec. ’17)
3rd place in Education - School Transitions: How to prepare for the next level (Aug. ’17)
3rd place in Entertainment Reporting – Meet “This Is Us” Star Mackenzie Hancsicsak (Jan. ’18)


Lisa Gipson
3rd place in Travel (Domestic) - Road Trip: 6 family-friendly stops along the Central Coast (July ’17)


Our annual publication, Flourishing Families, received 2nd 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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