2020 VPA News and Advertising Contest

General News Writing ( Specialty )Back

  • Place Name: First Place
    Contestant Name: Chesapeake Bay Journal
    Entry Title: Chesapeake Bay restoration scrutinized for lack of diversity
    Entry Credit: Jeremy Cox
    Judge Comment: Thorough and informative piece on an often overlooked topic, with diverse voices.
  • Place Name: Second Place
    Contestant Name: Style Weekly
    Entry Title: General News writing - wake of George Floyd protests
    Entry Credit: Scott Elmquist, Leah Small, Rich Griset, Brent Baldwin, Peter Begans, Samantha Willis
    Judge Comment: The staff used interesting angles to cover the same well-publicized, critical moments: public polls to highlight historic figures and a photog's man-on-the-street moment. Plus, some diversity in voices.
  • Place Name: Third Place
    Contestant Name: Richmond Magazine
    Entry Title: Coronavirus Pandemic coverage
    Entry Credit: Tharon Giddens, Rodrigo Arriaza, Eileen Mellon, Gary Robertson, Susan Morgan, Craig Belcher
    Judge Comment: The staff dug into how people were pivoting as a result of COVID.