2020 VPA News and Advertising Contest

Column Writing ( Non-Daily Group 2)Back

  • Place Name: First Place
    Contestant Name: The Farmville Herald
    Entry Title: Roger - Columns
    Entry Credit: Roger Watson
    Judge Comment: Roger Watson produces consistently well-constructed arguments for issues that matter to readers. They are fortified by strong leads, specific, compelling examples and effective closing grafs. Well done.
  • Place Name: Second Place
    Contestant Name: The Recorder
    Entry Title: Virginians who need a monument
    Entry Credit: Daniel Newcomb
    Judge Comment: Makes persuasive cases for Virginians, largely unknown these days, but who deserve serious consideration for being recognized for lives that demonstrating exceptional values and heroism.
  • Place Name: Third Place
    Contestant Name: The Smyth County News & Messenger
    Entry Title: Facing 2020's Hardest Challenges
    Entry Credit: Stephanie Porter-Nichols
    Judge Comment: A first-person account of angst over past silence that enabled racial injustice is contrasted by a noisy, but peaceful and impactful, recent protest and a call for light in the face of disabling darkness.