Gold, News Feature for “Books Behind Bars” by Kathryn Flagg (March 2015) Silver, Front Cover Illustration “Need a Night Out?”In their explanation of why Kids VT stood out in the overall writing category, the PMA judges wrote: “When the managing editor leads off with a shame-faced account of her first failure as a new mother, you know this is a magazine that lives where its readers do. That sense of warmth and personality pervades each issue. This was a strong category, but those characteristics lifted the gold medal winner above other good writing.”This is the fifth year Kids VT has entered the competition after the magazine was purchased and redesigned by Burlington-based newsweekly Seven Days.“There are no syndicated columns or features in Kids VT, and no clickbait,” said Cathy Resmer, copublisher and executive editor. “Just articles, essays and reviews about family life in the Green Mountain State — each of them painstakingly crafted by local writers, editors and designers. We’re thrilled and grateful to be honored as one of the top parenting magazines in the country. And we feel lucky to live in Vermont, which is one of the best places in the country to raise a family.”The PMA, headquartered in Norwalk, Conn., represents more than 100 parenting magazines and newspapers in the United States, Canada and Australia. Kids VT is distributed free each month at more than 600 locations in northwestern and central Vermont. Its comprehensive calendar and weekly email newsletter, the Wee-Mail, keep Vermont families up-to-date on the latest local events. Kids VT writers also appear on WCAX-TV to discuss parenting topics. Find all of Kids VT’s award-winning content at kidsvt.com(link is external).May 12, 2016 – Burlington – Kids VT Gold, Overall Writing — for the fifth year in a row Kids VT Family Newspaper,Seven Days,Vermont Business Magazine Kids VT, Vermont’s free monthly parenting magazine, took home the General Excellence award, as well as six other awards, in the Parenting Media Association’s 2016 Design and Editorial Awards Competition. The national competition recognizes excellence in journalism, photography and design in regional parenting publications that are PMA members. The PMA announced the honors at its convention in Indianapolis, IN.Kids VT won the following awards in its circulation category:Gold, General Excellence Silver, Family Fun for the “Mealtime” column by Erinn Simon Silver, General Feature Writing for “Got Milk?: Burlington based Mamava aims to make breastfeeding and pumping easier” by Megan James (May 2015) Silver, Personal Essay for “Into the Woods: A mother and teenage daughter bond on the Long Trail” by Jennifer Lane (November 2015)
Sharing is caring! BusinessEducationLocalNews DOMLEC Sponsors Windward Islands Debate Competition by: – February 11, 2020 25 Views no discussions Tweet Share Share Share Dominica’s electricity company, DOMLEC and the Dominica State College have partnered for another year to expose students to great opportunities.The Dominica State College accepted a $30,000 cheque from DOMLEC on Tuesday morning to help offset the costs of hosting the windward islands debate competition next month.The State College won the inaugural championship in 2017 in St Lucia and 2018 in St Vincent and the Grenadines and have been challenged to reclaim the 2019 trophy from Grenada.Trudy Christian, the team coach and Director of Student Activities, says “We at the DSC have really been pushing to keep the art of debate alive…. The public speaking skills that are very much needed in our society are enhanced by the practice of debate.Director of DOMLEC, Cecil Joseph says his organisation is pleased to invest in this avenue that promotes research in these times of instantly accessible information.“We are very proud to be associated with you the students.”It is an investment, he said, explaining that DOMLEC earns profits off consumers of which a sum is going to their children to facilitate the event.He went further to issue a challenge to the team to win the championship for the third time for individual cash prizes from DOMLEC.The selected debaters who will represent Dominica at the Goodwill Parish Hall on March 6th and 7th are Zorah-Marie Xavier, Khahill-Akil Richards, Elleen Commodore and Sky George.They will argue on the subjects of youth in climate change, medical marijuana and the pharmaceutical companies and youth in politics.