2020 VPA News and Advertising Contest

Government Writing ( Daily Group 3)Back

  • Place Name: First Place
    Contestant Name: The Virginian-Pilot
    Entry Title: A floating prison - Disabled state - Family wants military
    Entry Credit: Katherine Hafner
    Judge Comment: All three stories well-written and reported. Floating prison in particular was compelling. Great interviews, judging from the comments and quotes.
  • Place Name: Second Place
    Contestant Name: Richmond Times-Dispatch
    Entry Title: Mel Leonor government reporting
    Entry Credit: Mel Leonor
    Judge Comment: This reporter handles data adeptly, explaining it and not just dumping it into a narrative. All of the stories were nuanced. Some pretty emotional partisan issues were handled very calmly.
  • Place Name: Third Place
    Contestant Name: The Roanoke Times
    Entry Title: Berrier Government Writing
    Entry Credit: Ralph Berrier Jr.
    Judge Comment: Berrier finds fresh and sharp angles to enliven some familiar debates, and the human element of the story is not neglected.