2020 VPA News and Advertising Contest

Critical Writing ( Daily Group 3)Back

  • Place Name: First Place
    Contestant Name: The Virginian-Pilot
    Entry Title: Norfolk’s Glass Light restaurant offers extravagance, whimsy, and sometimes perfection
    Entry Credit: Matthew Korphage
    Judge Comment: This story redefined the amount of detail I thought a piece of writing should include. The author painted such a vivid picture of the experience that I might want to travel across state lines to experience it. True craftsmanship and beautiful execution.
  • Place Name: Second Place
    Contestant Name: Richmond Times-Dispatch
    Entry Title: Justin Lo dining columns
    Entry Credit: Justin Lo
    Judge Comment: A very neat story to read. Tells me that the writer is experienced. Although sometimes it felt a little bit long, the story could hold my interest.
  • Place Name: Third Place
    Contestant Name: The Virginian-Pilot
    Entry Title: Korean-style fried chicken is crackling in Hampton Roads. Here’s the best — and the rest
    Entry Credit: Matthew Khorfage
    Judge Comment: I have a soft-spot for Korean fried chicken. Once again and similar to the other story, the detail that this author is able to provide makes me understand how much of an art writing is.