2020 VPA News and Advertising Contest

General News Writing ( Daily Group 1)Back

  • Place Name: First Place
    Contestant Name: Culpeper Star-Exponent
    Entry Title: Culpeper claims it has no control over flag, pole broken flag stolen, speakers express views on Confederate symbols, group gathers to show gratitude
    Entry Credit: Allison Brophy Champion
    Judge Comment: 'Speakers express views' by Allison Brophy Champion sparkled because of concrete forum reporting: 50 citizens spoke, a dozen specifically about the flag, and a h.s. essayist noted how her town was trying to get away with murder.
  • Place Name: Second Place
    Contestant Name: Martinsville Bulletin
    Entry Title: Out of sight
    Entry Credit: Holly Kozelsky
    Judge Comment: Holly Koleslsky's piece was spectacular visual storytelling of a tragedy.
  • Place Name: Third Place
    Contestant Name: Northern Virginia Daily
    Entry Title: W12 - Charles Paullin
    Entry Credit: Charles Paullin
    Judge Comment: Holy cow! Charles Paullin's piece about the cattle rustlers who hit Mount Jackson farm scored a 10 out of 10. And the suspect who shot at state police story included a detail from the Balt Sun at end of story that was jaw dropping. Boom!