2021 VPA News and Advertising Contest

Feature Writing Portfolio ( Non-Daily Group 4)Back

  • Place Name: First Place
    Contestant Name: The Prince William Times
    Entry Title: Helping Afghan refugees, selling Christmas trees and the backstory behind the giant 'Bumblebee'
    Entry Credit: Cher Muzyk
    Judge Comment: Muzyk tells Mohmond's story with vivid detail. The writer practically transports the reader to Kabul and then on Mohmond's journey for freedom. Very compelling writing. This writer has depth as the other two stories illustrate. Loaded with detail and fun facts. Overall, a winner of an entry.
  • Place Name: Second Place
    Contestant Name: Inside NoVa/Prince William
    Entry Title: Martinez Luna, Metz security officer, Steve Walts
    Entry Credit: Jared Foretek
    Judge Comment: The three entries give a sense of Jared's range as reporter and writer. All three stories are written wonderfully with active word choices that show command of language. This is an impressive writer who knows the community well.
  • Place Name: Third Place
    Contestant Name: Chesterfield Observer
    Entry Title: Feature portfolio: Anne Dalton
    Entry Credit: Anne Dalton
    Judge Comment: Beautiful writing, especially about the very raw experience of losing a child to suicide. Anne does a terrific job shining a light on a difficult subject to cover. Well done.