2021 VPA News and Advertising Contest

Feature Writing Portfolio ( Daily Group 2)Back

  • Place Name: First Place
    Contestant Name: The Free Lance-Star
    Entry Title: ‘Holy moly’ rescue earns Coast Guard pilot hero honors; An unplanned home birth, with a rare twist; and A Father’s Day to celebrate faith, family and ‘a miracle’
    Entry Credit: Cathy Dyson
    Judge Comment: Well written at every turn. Loved the home birth story! Great details and many personalities shined through in your reporting.
  • Place Name: Second Place
    Contestant Name: Daily News-Record
    Entry Title: After 34-Year Career In Education, RCPS' Burchfield Prepares For Retirement; Remote Area Medical Clinic Looks Different, But Mission Remains Same; In 1971, Lisa Cubbage Was Gifted A POW/MIA Bracelet; In April, She Learned Maj. Holmes' Story
    Entry Credit: Jim Sacco
    Judge Comment: Compelling topics. Your feature leads are strong. I enjoyed the observant details at the medical clinic.
  • Place Name: Third Place
    Contestant Name: Bristol Herald Courier
    Entry Title: Twist of fate; Forever linked; I can't forget it
    Entry Credit: Tim Hayes
    Judge Comment: Thorough research for all stories. A nice example of looking back at the events that shaped people's lives in your community.