2020 VPA News and Advertising Contest

Feature Series or Continuing Story ( Online)Back

  • Place Name: First Place
    Contestant Name: Charlottesville Tomorrow
    Entry Title: Lifeline: Nurses, doctors and staff at local hospitals prepare for COVID-19 long haul
    Entry Credit: Kate Hidalgo Bellows
    Judge Comment: It was still relatively early in the COVID-19 pandemic, but Charlottesville Tomorrow wasted no time assembling these comprehensive profiles of local doctors, nurses and medical personnel battling a evolving virus that would eventually claim more than 500,000 victims in the U.S. Charlottesville Tomorrow seemed to have an inkling at how bad the pandemic might back in April 2020 as freelancer Kate Hildalgo Bellows began her 3-part online series. This is high-qualify, public service journalism at its finest.