2020 VPA News and Advertising Contest

Combination Picture and Story ( Non-Daily Group 1)Back

  • Place Name: First Place
    Contestant Name: Nelson County Times
    Entry Title: Overcoming the obstacles
    Entry Credit: Ash Brownd, Nick Cropper, Lee Luther Jr.
    Judge Comment: The opening line of the story was a nice play on words for the occasion. Description of decorated cars taking a farewell lap was easy to visual. Large pics that were not repetitive and captured emotion nicely.
  • Place Name: Second Place
    Contestant Name: The Greene County Record
    Entry Title: Black Lives Matter protests come to Greene County
    Entry Credit: Kathleen Borrelli
    Judge Comment: The mother-daughter duo was a unique angle that made it personal versus just another march. Number of voices in the piece gave wide perspective. Could have gone with one or two less photos but not crucial.
  • Place Name: Third Place
    Contestant Name: The Madison County Eagle
    Entry Title: Rally, march for equality
    Entry Credit: Gracie Hart Brooks
    Judge Comment: Found the story to repetitive like other similar stories. Coverage was as expected with the usual details. Similar photos not necessary. Two walking photos and three photos of people at the mic. Could have eliminated one walking pic and two mic photos. Choose best pics and make them larger.