2019 VPA News and Advertising Contest

Feature Story Writing Portfolio ( Daily Group 1)Back

  • Place Name: First Place
    Contestant Name: The News Leader
    Entry Title: Long nights
    Entry Credit: Monique Calello
    Judge Comment: In a category with many wonderful entries, this package rose to the top. All three stories are compelling and told beautifully, engaging the reader with each one. Fantastic finds in getting these subjects to open up and let the reporter into their worlds. Thus, the community at large gets a look inside. And we the readers are all the better for going there.
  • Place Name: Second Place
    Contestant Name: Martinsville Bulletin
    Entry Title: Holly Kozelsky portfolio
    Entry Credit: Holly Kozelsky
    Judge Comment: Exceptional storytelling; great subjects that explain who they are and why readers should care. I would imagine that this reporter is considered a great asset to both the newspaper and community. Well done.
  • Place Name: Third Place
    Contestant Name: The News Leader
    Entry Title: The Art of Dying
    Entry Credit: Jeff Schwaner
    Judge Comment: Wow. An amazing look inside what it's like for those who are dying and those who love them. A great read. Beautifully written; great insights.