2019 VPA News and Advertising Contest

Special Sections or Special Editions ( Daily Group 2)Back

  • Place Name: First Place
    Contestant Name: The News & Advance
    Entry Title: Hurricane Camille: 50 Years Later
    Entry Credit: Jon Ness, Carrie Sidener
    Judge Comment: Whether you lived there in 1969 or moved there only recently, this was a compelling collection of stories, memories, historic photos, and updates about this devastating hurricane and the resulting flooding and landslides. The list of the dead and missing on page 6 grabs you and pulls you in and the first-person accounts and photos – historic and current – keep you reading page after page. Great effort, well displayed. Exactly what I would expect in this category. You set the bar for how to do an “anniversary” edition.
  • Place Name: Second Place
    Contestant Name: The Daily Progress
    Entry Title: Daily Progress special sections
    Entry Credit: Lauren Hunt, John Abbott, Hannah Cox, Lucy Plant , John Shifflett , Mark Newton, Hannah Cox, Lucy Plant , John Shifflett , Mark Newton, Hannah Cox, Lucy Plant , John Shifflett , Mark Newton
    Judge Comment: Solid previews on the Orange Bowl and an impressive “Game Day” page of accessible, digestible information Virginia fans undoubtedly gobbled up. The doubletruck on the Final Four teams and venue was also helpful. And when you have good writing and photos, you can’t miss with a National Championship section. The “Top 10 Moments from UVA’s Historic Season” was a poster worthy of taping on any fan’s wall.
  • Place Name: Third Place
    Contestant Name: Bristol Herald Courier
    Entry Title: 2019 Veterans Day salute to valor
    Entry Credit: staff
    Judge Comment: The cover was probably the least compelling part of this section, which just kept pulling me back in. The stories from the veterans of various wars were compelling, made more so by the then-and-now photos accompanying them. It can be challenging in this format to carry the editorial content through the section and around the ads, but the staff did a very good job of creating a keepsake edition.