NAPPA Best Resources for Parents Awards Program

Let 3.5 million parents know about your product!


National Parenting Publications Awards

invites your entry for the annual


Best Resources for Parents Awards Program

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SUBMISSION DEADLINE: December 30, 2005

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e="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: Verdana">Now celebrating its eighth year, the National Parenting Publications Awards (NAPPA) is one of the country’s most authoritative awards programs recognizing the best in parenting resources – books, “How To” tapes and videos, Web sites, publications (including newsletters and periodicals), pregnancy products, gadgets and more.


Win a NAPPA Gold Award and your product is guaranteed high-quality nationwide coverage in 30 local publications and on, a national Web site that parents trust.


NAPPA is the best way to reach parents who are seeking information to help them raise and educate their families. Each Gold Award-winning product is guaranteed to be featured:


• in about 30 regional parenting publications across the nation, distributed in most of the top 20 U.S. metro areas, and reaching a targeted audience of 3.5 million parents. Coverage of NAPPA–Parenting Resources will be featured in the June 2006 issues of these print publications. These regional parenting publications are highly regarded by parents as filters for the most useful and helpful parenting information, and their promotion of NAPPA-winning products makes the tough job of parenting easier!


• on, one of the largest Web sites especially for parents, reaching 500,000 parents every month.


Parents never have to buy a book or a magazine to learn about your award-winning product because the publications are distributed free of charge and access to is always free. Also, because entrants pay only a small fee, NAPPA is a terrific way for both small and large distributors of parenting resources to get the word out about their parenting products.


Gold and Honors Award winners receive an award certificate and the opportunity to display the official NAPPA seals on their products. Displaying the NAPPA seal tells parents that independent experts have judged the product to be of outstanding quality and usefulness for parents.


Use the printable entry form to enter your parenting resource today!




The National Parenting Publications Awards are unique in the field of awards programs. Founded in 1998, the Parenting Resources division is the younger, fast-growing sibling of the Children’s Resources division. Together, the two divisions:


  • give parents a single authoritative source for the top family-oriented products of the year;

  • feature editorial coverage that delivers clear, helpful product descriptions, and has been recognized with a Parenting Publications of America Gold Award for Excellence in a service feature; and

  • build on the experience of national and local editorial staff who know what parents want and need to know;

  • guarantee coverage to winners through trusted local parenting publications. 


About United Parenting Publications


United Parenting Publications (UPP), a division of Trader Publishing Company, publishes eight award-winning regional parenting magazines. These free publications are read by parents, educators, health-care providers and others who care about children and families. Our typical reader is a mother of children under 6 years of age, who is intensely interested and involved in issues related to family life.


These trusted local publications reach parents where they live and work. They are distributed at local supermarkets, libraries, bookstores, private schools, preschools, hospitals, doctors’ offices, museums and specialty retailers.


The cornerstone of these well-respected publications is their award-winning editorial content, which focuses on the issues that concern parents most. Exclusive interviews have featured Fred Rogers, Dr. T. Barry Brazelton, Maya Angelou; noted children’s performer, Raffi; Red Sox pitcher Curt Shilling, California’s First Lady Maria Shriver, “Big Bird” (Caroll Spinney) and Sesame Street CEO Gary Nell to name a few. The publications also give parents everything they need to know about local issues, events and resources.


National Parenting Publications Awards (NAPPA) Editorial Partners


NAPPA is very proud of its partnership with independent regional parenting publications that cover an additional 15 states. These noteworthy publications include:


Albemarle Family (MI)  

Boston Parent's Paper (MA)* 

Carolina Parent  (NC)

Central California Parent (CA) 

Central Penn Parent (PA)

Charlotte Parent  (NC)

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Colorado Parent (CO)* 

Bay Area Parent East Bay (CA)*

Genesee Valley Parent (NY)

Kansas City Parent (KS)

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L.A. Parent  (CA)*

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Maryland Family (MD) 

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South Florida Parenting (FL)

Tidewater Parent (Norfolk, VA

Treasure Valley Family (ID)

Washington Families

Westchester Family (NY)* 

Western New York Family  (NY)


* United Parenting Publications magazines