2020 VPA News and Advertising Contest

Government Writing ( Daily Group 1)Back

  • Place Name: First Place
    Contestant Name: Martinsville Bulletin
    Entry Title: Bill Wyatt collection
    Entry Credit: Bill Wyatt
    Judge Comment: The reporting in these three stories is deep and authoritative. The reader gets the sense of even-handedness throughout, a key virtue with such controversial topics.
  • Place Name: Second Place
    Contestant Name: Culpeper Star-Exponent
    Entry Title: Maroon Solar permit denied, Medic mom cares for community, Gov. Northam visits Lake Pelham
    Entry Credit: Allison Brophy Champion
    Judge Comment: Every time I found a question creeping into my head in these stories, the reporter dealt with it. Complex material that is well-organized.
  • Place Name: Third Place
    Contestant Name: Culpeper Star-Exponent
    Entry Title: Va. agency studying potential Culpeper State Park, Petition to remove Confederate flag, Abigail Spanberger candidate profile
    Entry Credit: Clint Schemmer
    Judge Comment: A very strong entry and one that could easily have finished higher. Consistently solid reporting and writing.