2020 VPA News and Advertising Contest

General News Writing ( Daily Group 2)Back

  • Place Name: First Place
    Contestant Name: The News & Advance
    Entry Title: Falwell Jr. resigns from Liberty University
    Entry Credit: Richard Chumney
    Judge Comment: 'Falwell confirms resignation' landed like an atomic bomb. The 10 stories by Richard Chumney was a page-turning rollercoaster. Well done.
  • Place Name: Second Place
    Contestant Name: Daily News-Record
    Entry Title: Accordius COVID Outbreak
    Entry Credit: Pete DeLea
    Judge Comment: Reminder that this time a year ago, covid-19 initially spread like wildfire at nursing homes in Washington State, Maryland, and yes, Virginia. Eight moving stories by Pete DeLea.
  • Place Name: Third Place
    Contestant Name: The Free Lance-Star
    Entry Title: Coverage of Black Lives Matter protests
    Entry Credit: James Scott Baron, Adele Uphaus-Conner, Keith Epps
    Judge Comment: James Scott et al, provided nuanced, contextual accounts of the protests in response to the George Floyd death in Minnesota. The words were complemented by outstanding photojournalism.