2020 VPA News and Advertising Contest

Column Writing ( Non-Daily Group 3)Back

  • Place Name: First Place
    Contestant Name: The News & Record
    Entry Title: Opinion columns by Tom McLaughlin
    Entry Credit: Tom McLaughlin
    Judge Comment: Compelling commentary on difficult and uncomfortable issues ranging from statues honoring Confederate soldiers to the evolution and character of race relations in the county.
  • Place Name: Second Place
    Contestant Name: The News-Gazette
    Entry Title: War on Both Fronts; Goodbye, My Friends; Are You A Stoic?
    Entry Credit: Matt Paxton
    Judge Comment: Thoughtful piece on tackling the dual challenges of COVID and economic hardship. Introspective examination of stoicism and modern-day applications.