2021 VPA News and Advertising Contest

Health, Science and Environmental Writing ( Daily Group 3)Back

  • Place Name: First Place
    Contestant Name: The Virginian-Pilot
    Entry Title: Hampton Roads
    Entry Credit: Katherine Hafner
    Judge Comment: Admittedly, the Crab from the Lab story was the clincher for me. That was definitely the topic that separated itself from the rest. But all three stories were clearly written with plenty of detail and the quotes effectively sprinkled throughout.
  • Place Name: Second Place
    Contestant Name: The Roanoke Times
    Entry Title: Laurence Hammack environmental coverage
    Entry Credit: Laurence Hammack
    Judge Comment: Again, three stories that were enjoyable to read. Tackled all 3 subjects expertly. And what I liked the most is that all the stories, beginning with the piece on the recycling facility, were focused on consumers.
  • Place Name: Third Place
    Contestant Name: The Virginian-Pilot
    Entry Title: Health & Environment
    Entry Credit: Dave Ress
    Judge Comment: You could flip a coin on the quality of the stories among the top 3 spots. Thought the mental health story was exceptional and very much enjoyed the tale of The Hunt for Spotted Turtle 962.