2020 VPA News and Advertising Contest

Government Writing ( Daily Group 2)Back

  • Place Name: First Place
    Contestant Name: The Free Lance-Star
    Entry Title: Long drives, long lines; K.G. cuts red tape; and King George residents sound off on memorial
    Entry Credit: Cathy Dyson
    Judge Comment: Stylish writing on DMV story. Very personal approach to these pieces. Not always on "major" issues, but often the little ways that most people interact with government. Very easy to read and engaging work that also is thorough and well-organized.
  • Place Name: Second Place
    Contestant Name: The News & Advance
    Entry Title: Campbell Co. opposes Northam, City manager search, Rustburg Middle's fate
    Entry Credit: Sarah Honosky
    Judge Comment: A good eye for detail combined with a lot of strong reporting adds up to a potent combination.
  • Place Name: Third Place
    Contestant Name: The News & Advance
    Entry Title: Confederate monuments considered, No COVID-19 here yet, Dozens face eviction
    Entry Credit: Richard Chumney
    Judge Comment: The monuments story is handled with sensitivity and care. All of these pieces are exhaustively reported.