2021 VPA News and Advertising Contest

Feature Story Writing (excluding Obituaries) ( Non-Daily Group 4)Back

  • Place Name: First Place
    Contestant Name: Loudoun Now
    Entry Title: I Want You to Call Me Max
    Entry Credit: Hayley Bour
    Judge Comment: Based from the news out of this community, this is compelling storytelling with lovely details. It covers the emotions and the debate in a manner that keeps the reader glued to the story.
  • Place Name: Second Place
    Contestant Name: Chesterfield Observer
    Entry Title: Beyond the mines: the heartbeat of a thriving Black community
    Entry Credit: Scott Bass
    Judge Comment: This is a beautifully written story, painting a picture of the church and the town. This is so much more than just an anniversary piece.
  • Place Name: Third Place
    Contestant Name: Inside NoVa/Prince William
    Entry Title: An Unreal Happy
    Entry Credit: Kari Pugh
    Judge Comment: This is a wonderful story, with all the right details, of a couple separated by COVID. It's not too long and is nicely written.