2020 VPA News and Advertising Contest

Government Writing ( Non-Daily Group 3)Back

  • Place Name: First Place
    Contestant Name: The Star-Tribune
    Entry Title: State and National - Elias Weiss
    Entry Credit: Elias Weiss
    Judge Comment: Trump, Biden ignores 37 states by Elias Weiss was the kind of analytical writing expected of a super-regional paper. It was a job to see such craftsmanship in a local county publication.
  • Place Name: Second Place
    Contestant Name: The Star-Tribune
    Entry Title: Pittsylvania County government - Jeremy Moser
    Entry Credit: Jeremy Moser
    Judge Comment: Jeremy Moser's pandemic response leads to purchasing mistake story, was the kind of watchdog reporting we need more of in this era of local "news deserts." Bravo.
  • Place Name: Third Place
    Contestant Name: Fauquier Times
    Entry Title: Govt writing -- Robin Earl
    Entry Credit: Robin Earl
    Judge Comment: Robin Earl made it plain in reporting that town planners were to condense the comprehensive plan for better readability. The other Warrenton comprehensive plan story was "eat your peas" journalism yet the story read well and was good public service work.