2020 VPA News and Advertising Contest

Feature Story Writing (excluding Obituaries) ( Daily Group 2)Back

  • Place Name: First Place
    Contestant Name: Bristol Herald Courier
    Entry Title: No COVID patient dies alone
    Entry Credit: Sarah Wade
    Judge Comment: A standout among the others through its use of details and scene setting. Good organization and active voice.
  • Place Name: Second Place
    Contestant Name: The Free Lance-Star
    Entry Title: Two elderly moms, one devoted couple
    Entry Credit: Cathy Dyson
    Judge Comment: The fun, relaxed voice of the writer set a delightful tone for this warm, fuzzy story. Good use of dialogue.
  • Place Name: Third Place
    Contestant Name: The Winchester Star
    Entry Title: The Restoration of Bradley Hill
    Entry Credit: Brian Brehm
    Judge Comment: The subjects clearly were at ease with the writer, who captured the internal struggle and external fall from grace suffered by a man. The slower pacing felt right.