2020 VPA News and Advertising Contest

Slick Publications (standalone section with a slick cover) ( Non-Daily Group 3)Back

  • Place Name: First Place
    Contestant Name: Culpeper Times
    Entry Title: FACES of Culpeper
    Entry Credit: Thomas Spargur, Jay Ford , Audra Dickey , Josh Gully
    Judge Comment: Great cover design. Nice mix of people profiled, with exceptional photos of nearly all subjects, and a great choice to run the photos the width of the page. Feedback: Try making profile body copy three or four columns, perhaps varying by page, so the reader's eye moved more quickly through each story and they are more likely to read each profile in its entirety.
  • Place Name: Second Place
    Contestant Name: The News-Gazette
    Entry Title: Healthy Living 2020
    Entry Credit: April Mikels, Cheryl Garrett
    Judge Comment: White space and image on cover make it quite impactful. Clean layout with good large photos that illustrate the content. Feedback: Unless these were sold positions, I would have grouped the stories on health care facilities together and put them in the back of the book.