2020 VPA News and Advertising Contest

Editorial Writing ( Daily Group 2)Back

  • Place Name: First Place
    Contestant Name: Bristol Herald Courier
    Entry Title: Casino is best hope for future; Virginia needs better data to fight COVID-19; Who's afraid in Floyd?
    Entry Credit: Paul Rice
    Judge Comment: The editorials top th list by the use of facts -- the basis for all professional journalism -- and weave them into arguments on public policy. The one advocating for casinos even discusses the opposing arguments and refutes them.
  • Place Name: Second Place
    Contestant Name: The Daily Progress
    Entry Title: Anita Shelburne - Editorial body of work
    Entry Credit: Anita Shelburne
    Judge Comment: These editorials make practical suggestions to suggest changes to local public policy they say don't make sense. They show a practical way out of the problems -- a bizarre law that needs changing that counts institutions as people, unconstitutional restictions on use of public property, and the conduct of a public official. Some good advice that can easily be taken.
  • Place Name: Third Place
    Contestant Name: Daily News-Record
    Entry Title: Status Deserved; Tipping Point; Transparency
    Entry Credit: Jim Sacco
    Judge Comment: These editorials are well written, easy to understand and bring to light some important matters that we might not think about ONe praises a high school journalism teacher, the kind of person we need not only to train the next generation of journalists but to make people intelligent users of the media. Another editoral show why we should appreciate the people who serve us food these days -- and show our appreciation by leaving them a little more. And the third shows us how the government nees to provide more health information. All things we should be thinking about.