2019 VPA News and Advertising Contest

Feature Story Writing Portfolio ( Non-Daily Group 3)Back

  • Place Name: First Place
    Contestant Name: The Mecklenburg Sun
    Entry Title: Susan Kyte feature stories
    Entry Credit: Susan Kyte
    Judge Comment: Well done to this writer for tackling sensitive issues like suicide and addiction with such care. Both topics affect many communities throughout the country and are important to discuss. The in-depth story on the World War II veteran was also well written and an enjoyable read. Great job!
  • Place Name: Second Place
    Contestant Name: The News-Gazette
    Entry Title: "It's Showtime for County 4-H'ers," "A New Era in Scouting," "For the Love of Cole"
    Entry Credit: Katie Doar
    Judge Comment: From the importance of 4-H for the next generation to the little girl who wished to join Scouts to learn how to make a fire this collection of stories was incredibly enjoyable. The heartbreaking story of young Cole was also well done and filled with love from the community as well as his parents. Well done!
  • Place Name: Third Place
    Contestant Name: The News-Gazette
    Entry Title: "One Day at a Time," "It's Important to Listen," "Book Recounts Camille, Other Floods"
    Entry Credit: Ed Smith
    Judge Comment: A nice variety of well written stories filled with emotion and great quotes. Good job.