For Immediate Release: 5/3/06
iParenting Media Awards Announces Excellent Products of 2006
Evanston, IL - iParenting Media Awards announces the winners of our Excellent Products of 2006 Call for Entry, during which we evaluated items ranging from high-tech strollers and car seats, innovative toys, creative sporting goods and educational software to helpful books and baby care products. All of the items were thoroughly evaluated by experienced reviewers to determine which ones exceeded the standards to earn an award.
The evaluation process created by the iParenting Media Awards program is so thorough it has attained ISO 9001:2000 Certification from the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). ISO is the world's largest developer of standardization regulations, and ISO 9001:2000 is an internationally recognized standard of quality assurance. Only a fraction of the companies that attempt this certification achieve it.
"Over the last decade, iParenting has been reviewing products for families and we take that responsibility seriously. The iParenting Media Awards program carefully reviews and then recognizes the best products in the marketplace and shares them with parents," says Alvin All, Chief Executive Officer of iParenting Media. "Our Excellent Products Call for Entry was filled with innovative products, but only the ones that exceeded the high evaluation standards we set earned the iParenting Media Award."
To be considered for an award, each company submitted four identical samples of each product, which were then precisely matched within iParenting's database of hundreds of experienced reviewers using iParenting's state-of-the-art technology. An expert, a childcare setting and a family reviewed the products and submitted a thorough evaluation of each item. Results were compiled and submitted to the iParenting Media Executive Committee for final approval. The end result of this comprehensive process is a list of award-winning products families can feel confident in purchasing for their loved ones.
Here is the list of all the iParenting Media Award winners for the Excellent Products of 2006 Call for Entries:
iParenting Media operates one of the Internet's most popular communities for parents and parents-to-be at www.iParenting.com. iParenting's Editor-in-Chief, Elisa Ast All, MSJ, writes a syndicated monthly newspaper column and co-hosts an A.I.R.-nominated radio show, Points on Parenting, in which she features her favorite iParenting Media Award winners. Consumers can learn more about iParenting Media Award-winning products, and find out where to purchase them via our retailer network online directory, by visiting www.iParentingMediaAwards.com.
iParenting Media Awards offers four Calls for Entry each year and our next Call for Entry, the 2006 Outstanding Products Call, is open now until Friday, June 9, 2006, with products due in our Evanston, IL, headquarters by Friday, June 16, 2006. Award winners will be announced on Wednesday, August 2, 2006. To learn more and to submit your product, visit www.iParentingMediaAwards.com.
Media inquiries: firstname.lastname@example.org, 847-556-2300. Photos and product descriptions of award-winning items are available.