2021 VPA News and Advertising Contest

Column Writing ( Non-Daily Group 3)Back

  • Place Name: First Place
    Contestant Name: Arlington Connection
    Entry Title: Simpson - Pets column
    Entry Credit: Ashley Claire Simpson
    Judge Comment: Ashley does an extraordinary job putting the reader at the scene. She uses strong, precise language to convey urgency and drama. A thoroughly enjoyable read.
  • Place Name: Second Place
    Contestant Name: Rappahannock Record
    Entry Title: Everybody Has A Story
    Entry Credit: Lisa Hinton-Valdrighi
    Judge Comment: Great storytelling with precise writing. I love the Everybody has a story concept. Lisa executes it well.
  • Place Name: Third Place
    Contestant Name: The News-Gazette
    Entry Title: Small Business Opportunity; Jury Duty; Max Health
    Entry Credit: Matt Paxton
    Judge Comment: Max writes about local experience and from the heart. Interesting columns, but not a whole lot of depth in the reporting.