2020 VPA News and Advertising Contest

Feature Series or Continuing Story ( Daily Group 3)Back

  • Place Name: First Place
    Contestant Name: Richmond Times-Dispatch
    Entry Title: Evicted: Series on regional housing evictions amid COVID-19
    Entry Credit: Mark Robinson
    Judge Comment: Comprehensive series on rental problems during pandemic. Good to see at least some discussion that not all landlords are terrible and that they deserve to be paid at some point. Good variety of voice from renters, landlords and civic officials.
  • Place Name: Second Place
    Contestant Name: The Virginian-Pilot
    Entry Title: White work - Slavery to Salvation
    Entry Credit: Denise Watson
    Judge Comment: A powerful series on the Episcopal church -- especially its white members -- working through the tragic history of having owned enslaved people, and the impact today.
  • Place Name: Third Place
    Contestant Name: The Roanoke Times
    Entry Title: Dickens Feature Series or Continuing Story
    Entry Credit: Tad Dickens
    Judge Comment: Great mix of stories about the pandemics impact on the live music industry. We naturally think of the musicians who were affected, but this series also looked at venues and others affiliated with the business, including producers and roadies.