Awards and Honors

Ranger Rick has long been recognized as the leading nature magazine for kids aged 7 and up. It has won some of the most prestigious awards and honors in educational publishing:

 

Association of Educational Publishers (www.aepweb.org) Distinguished Achievement Award Winner

AAP 2014 winner2014

  • Periodical of the Year for grades 3-6
  • Best Illustration, Graphics, and Photography ("Fox for All Seasons"  October 2013)

2013

  • Best Visual Story ("What's for Dinner?") August 2014
  • Best Mobile/Wireless Learning Tool (Ranger Rick's Tree House)
  • Gold Award: Best Educational Innovation of the Year (Ranger Rick's Tree House)

2012

 
  • Best Visual Story ("Wasps" June-July 2011 ) 
  • Best Feature Article ("Not-So-Freaky Frogs" April 2011)

2011

  • Periodical of the Year for Children (Grades K-5)
  • Best Feature Article ("Got Blood?" October 2010)
  • Best Visual Story ("Creature Features" June-July 2010)
  • Best Photograph ("Frog and Earthworm" June-July 2010)

2010

  • Periodical of the Year for Children (Grades K-5)
  • Best Feature Story ("Nature Did It First" April 2009)
  • Best Visual Story ("Wild and Weird" October 2009)
  • Best Photograph (April 2009)

2009

  • Best Design/Whole Publication (October 2008 issue)
  • Best Article Design (“Noisy Boys Band” September 2008)
  • Best Feature Article (“Noisy Boys Band” September 2008)

 2008

  • Best Visual Story (“Island of the Bats” October 2007)
  • Best Photograph (“Fruit Eating Bat” October 2007)

 2007

  • Best Magazine Illustration ("What's Lurking in Your Lawn?" September 2006)
  • Best Visual Article ("Skin" December 2006)
  • Best Feature Story ("The Scoop on Poop" March 2006)
  • Best Visual Story ("Hum, Hum Hummers" June 2006)

 2006

  • Best Visual Story ("Face to Face" May 2005)
  • Best How-To Feature ("Six Trix for Better Pix" June 2005)
  • Best Teacher's Guide (December 2005) (click here
  • Best Informational/Educational Website (for www.nwf.org/rangerrick )

 2004

  • Best Feature Article ("Meat-Eating Plants" November 2003) 

 2003

  • Best Feature Article ("Open Wide, Look Inside, It's Alive!" February 2002)
  • Best Illustration ("Open Wide, Look Inside, It's Alive!" February 2002)
  • Best How-To Feature ("Good Pet, Bad Pet" June 2002)
  • Best Visual Story ("Wahoo, Kangaroo!" February 2002)

 2001

  • Golden Lamp Award finalist
  • Winner for Best Visual Story ("All About Me" June 2000)

Note: Before 2000 or so, the Association of Educational Publishers (AEP) was known as EdPress.

1998

  • EdPress Winner for Primates Special Issue (October 1997 issue) 

1993

  • EdPress Golden Lamp Honor Award 

1992

  • EdPress Distinguished Achievement Award

1988

  • EdPress Golden Lamp Award for best overall magazine (October 1997 issue)

 

National Parenting Publications Awards (www.nappaawards.com)

  • Silver Award in Children's Products Virtual Category
    for Ranger Rick's Tree House (2013)

 

Parents' Choice Foundation (www.parentschoice.com)

Parents Choice Award
  • Parents' Choice Foundation Gold Medal, 2014
  • Parents' Choice Foundation Gold Medal, 2013
  • Parents' Choice Foundation Gold Medal, 2012
  • Parents' Choice Foundation Gold Medal, 2011
  • Parents' Choice Foundation Silver Medal, 2010
  • Parents' Choice Foundation Gold Medal, 2009
  • Parent's Choice Foundation, Gold Medal, 2008
  • Parents’ Choice Foundation, Award Winner, 2006, for NWF: Kids & Families website
  • Parents' Choice Foundation, Gold Medal, 2003
  • Parents' Choice Foundation, Gold Medal, 1999
  • Parents' Choice Foundation, Gold Medal, 1996

 

The Learning Magazine Teachers' Choice Awards (click here)

2007

  • Teachers' Choice Award for the Family

2006

  • Teachers’ Choice Award for the Family (for Ranger Rick magazine and its Educator’s Guide)

 

Other Awards:

  • 2001 - Folio Editorial Excellence Award Silver Winner for Outstanding Editorial Work
  • 1996 - Society of National Association Publishers General Excellence Award
  • 1991 - National Magazine Award finalist for special issue on frogs


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