2021 VPA News and Advertising Contest

General News Writing ( Non-Daily Group 4)Back

  • Place Name: First Place
    Contestant Name: Inside NoVa/Prince William
    Entry Title: Afghan refugees in Northern Virginia
    Entry Credit: James Jarvis, Paul Lara
    Judge Comment: Very complete coverage of a contentious issue, from many different angles. Well done and well written.
  • Place Name: Second Place
    Contestant Name: C-ville Weekly
    Entry Title: C-VILLE Sines v. Kessler trial
    Entry Credit: Lisa Provence, Courteney Stuart
    Judge Comment: Very well written, orderly and easy to follow; never gets bogged down in court minutiae. Some of the ledes are especially good.
  • Place Name: Third Place
    Contestant Name: Loudoun Now
    Entry Title: Leesburg Mobil Home Park
    Entry Credit: Kara Rodriguez
    Judge Comment: Very thorough, thoughtful and well-done coverage of a divisive issue. Lots of voices and humanity in the stories.