The awards recognize excellence in writing, photography, and design. In the 30,000 to 55,000 circulation category, Memphis Parent earned a second-place Silver Award for general excellence. Judges noted it was a "compelling publication" and the "topics are wide-ranging and original." The monthly magazine also received awards in the following categories:
Memphis Parent is produced by Contemporary Media, publisher of The Memphis Flyer and Memphis magazine. This year's Editorial and Design Awards drew more than 700 entries. Headquartered in Los Angeles, PPA is a nonprofit, national organization representing more than 150 parenting magazines and newspapers in the United States, Canada, and Australia.