2021 VPA News and Advertising Contest

Editorial Writing ( Daily Group 3)Back

  • Place Name: First Place
    Contestant Name: The Virginian-Pilot
    Entry Title: Editorials- Opinion & Commentary
    Entry Credit: Brian Colligan
    Judge Comment: These pointed editorials achieve their mission by demanding transparency from public officials, holding them accountable when they try to dodge responsibility and celebrating the public good they can achieve when working together.
  • Place Name: Second Place
    Contestant Name: Richmond Times-Dispatch
    Entry Title: Chris Gentilviso portfolio
    Entry Credit: Chris Gentilviso
    Judge Comment: These editorials go beyond merely voicing the frustrations of the COVID age, from early vaccine shortages, to widespread distribution problems to stubborn vaccine hesitancy, by offering well-reasoned solutions.
  • Place Name: Third Place
    Contestant Name: The Washington Times
    Entry Title: Biden's road more traveled; Executive orders make mockery of racial equity; American flag still outshines its detractors
    Entry Credit: Washington Times Staff
    Judge Comment: These editorials ably and clearly express the conservative point of view on the beginning of the Biden presidency.