2021 VPA News and Advertising Contest

Breaking News Writing ( Non-Daily Group 3,Non-Daily Group 4)Back

  • Place Name: First Place
    Contestant Name: Inside NoVa/Prince William
    Entry Title: School Board Mayhem
    Entry Credit: Jared Foretek
    Judge Comment: Chock full of information. Good reporting. Good summary lead that focused on the disruption of the meeting and the eventual change in board policy.
  • Place Name: Second Place
    Contestant Name: Inside NoVa/Prince William
    Entry Title: Fred Moore
    Entry Credit: Dave Fawcett, Paul Lara
    Judge Comment: A very heartfelt article, especially when the wife commented on her late husband. Great quotes from colleagues. Fine tribute to a coach and the reporting of his sudden collapse on the field. The story also showed consideration to the team members who had watched their coach go down and eventually die.
  • Place Name: Third Place
    Contestant Name: Rappahannock Record
    Entry Title: Lewisetta tornado
    Entry Credit: Jackie Nunnery
    Judge Comment: Good writing style. A little short, but worth commendation because it was not pieced together from Twitter. The reporter interviewed residents involved and was respective of their situation.