2019 VPA News and Advertising Contest

Column Writing ( Non-Daily Group 4)Back

  • Place Name: First Place
    Contestant Name: Fauquier Times
    Entry Title: Anita Sherman
    Entry Credit: Anita Sherman
    Judge Comment: This columnist speaks with a soft but distinctive voice. Readers undoubtedly love the way she approaches and chooses her topics. Comfort food for a newspaper reader.
  • Place Name: Second Place
    Contestant Name: The Virginia Gazette
    Entry Title: Peggy Bellows columns
    Entry Credit: Peggy Bellows
    Judge Comment: Solid collection of columns and brings life to what otherwise might be mundane subjects. Columns speak with authority but the writer comes across as accessible and reasonable.
  • Place Name: Third Place
    Contestant Name: Falls Church News-Press
    Entry Title: Our Man in Arlington
    Entry Credit: Charlie Clark
    Judge Comment: People love history, and readers understandably love this column. The historical story telling is excellent and interesting, even for a reader that does not live in the community.