2020 VPA News and Advertising Contest

Business and Financial Writing ( Online)Back

  • Place Name: First Place
    Contestant Name: Virginia Mercury
    Entry Title: Sarah Vogelsong energy portfolio
    Entry Credit: Sarah Vogelsong
    Judge Comment: Each of the stories did an excellent job of clearly explaining what the issue is and breaking down the history behind the problem. The three stories provided a fascinating look at different ways upheaval in the energy industries are impacting the Commonwealth of Virginia. Each of the stories featured great ledes and nut graphs.
  • Place Name: Second Place
    Contestant Name: The Harrisonburg Citizen
    Entry Title: Gains and losses for Harrisonburg businesses
    Entry Credit: Eric Gorton
    Judge Comment: Each story provided a great look at how small businesses in Harrisonburg are coping and adapting to the "new normal" of the Covid-19 world. I really liked how each story featured numerous small business voices.