2020 VPA News and Advertising Contest

Feature Story Writing Portfolio ( Non-Daily Group 4)Back

  • Place Name: First Place
    Contestant Name: Chesterfield Observer
    Entry Title: “A sign of the times,” Oct. 14; “Point of no returns,” Jan. 29; “Larger than the ‘virus,’” April 29
    Entry Credit: Rich Griset
    Judge Comment: Amazing descriptions of the sign and the time. It gives a great look back into a time when some people were not around. Great wording throughout the whole story.
  • Place Name: Second Place
    Contestant Name: Suffolk News-Herald
    Entry Title: A 'beautiful day' for local woman; Deputy and her family distribute food; Sweet 16 honk-a-thon
    Entry Credit: Tracy Agnew
    Judge Comment: Great quotes in the story. Makes you feel like you are there. Great content and wonderful story telling full of memories.
  • Place Name: Third Place
    Contestant Name: Suffolk News-Herald
    Entry Title: Suffolk house continues to brighten the holidays; Remembering an old friend; Creating positive outlets
    Entry Credit: Rachel Wartian
    Judge Comment: This is a great feeling story to get everyone in the mood for the holidays. It really gives off the allusion of everyones dream of what Christmas is and how all the small things come together to complete the Christmas season.