2020 VPA News and Advertising Contest

Feature Series or Continuing Story ( Daily Group 2)Back

  • Place Name: First Place
    Contestant Name: The Free Lance-Star
    Entry Title: Hometown Heroes
    Entry Credit: Rob Hedelt
    Judge Comment: Good idea to ask readers to nominate Hometown Heroes and good to see that prompted a strong response. Well-told stories about people making a difference during COVD, not just medical professionals but others, too.
  • Place Name: Second Place
    Contestant Name: The Free Lance-Star
    Entry Title: Bright spots during the pandemic
    Entry Credit: Cathy Dyson, Adele Uphaus-Conner, Rob Hedelt
    Judge Comment: With things as bad as they were this year, this series looks at the bright spots and the people who provided some uplifting news for their communities.
  • Place Name: Third Place
    Contestant Name: The News & Advance
    Entry Title: The season that never was
    Entry Credit: Emily Brown
    Judge Comment: Good profiles of student athletes who missed out on a season or two during COVID. Creative solutions, including wiffle ball and the "squawking squat" personalize the stories of students who lost much during the pandemic