2020 VPA News and Advertising Contest

Feature Profile Writing (including News Obituaries) ( Non-Daily Group 4)Back

  • Place Name: First Place
    Contestant Name: The Prince William Times
    Entry Title: Marine vet, Lyft driver, socialist: Del. Lee Carter confounds his critics
    Entry Credit: Daniel Berti
    Judge Comment: This is an excellent profile, and very authoritative. Really shows you who Lee Carter is and how his rise is paired with the changing political dynamics of the district. Also really well-sourced.
  • Place Name: Second Place
    Contestant Name: Loudoun Times-Mirror
    Entry Title: Health woes, global pandemic no match for this Loudoun couple in love
    Entry Credit: John Battiston
    Judge Comment: A very cute and uplifting story. Shows how COVID played a role in their relationship. Flows well.
  • Place Name: Third Place
    Contestant Name: The Mechanicsville Local
    Entry Title: Remembering the Yellow Jackets’ No. 1 fan: Tommy Inge died after a brief illness
    Entry Credit: Dave Lawrence
    Judge Comment: Very good story. Would like to know more about his family.