2021 VPA News and Advertising Contest

Feature Profile Writing (including News Obituaries) ( Non-Daily Group 2)Back

  • Place Name: First Place
    Contestant Name: Rappahannock News
    Entry Title: Sarah Latham Got the Job Done
    Entry Credit: Daphne Hutchinson
    Judge Comment: Although this subject would probably appeal to all the judges, the story would have made her proud - insightful, descriptive, interesting and reflecting of truth.
  • Place Name: Second Place
    Contestant Name: Rappahannock News
    Entry Title: Leaving the Forge
    Entry Credit: Tim Carrington
    Judge Comment: This is an engaging, very readable article about someone coming to the end of a career and looking forward. Inspirational.
  • Place Name: Third Place
    Contestant Name: The Smyth County News & Messenger
    Entry Title: Community Icon Mourned
    Entry Credit: Stephanie Porter-Nichols
    Judge Comment: The challenges before this artist were many, but his overcoming of them is inspirational. Very descriptive and well-written.