2021 VPA News and Advertising Contest

Health, Science and Environmental Writing ( Non-Daily Group 2)Back

  • Place Name: First Place
    Contestant Name: Rappahannock News
    Entry Title: Technology and its Impact on Rappahannock County
    Entry Credit: Randy Rieland
    Judge Comment: Excellent in-depth, granular reporting on complicated tech projects important to the local community, but making them easy to understand and relevant.
  • Place Name: Second Place
    Contestant Name: The Smithfield Times
    Entry Title: Riverside, locals plead for hospital; Claremont water project stalls; Isle of Wight to end recycling?
    Entry Credit: Stephen Faleski
    Judge Comment: Really thorough reporting on local stories that went beyond simply reporting the latest news on the topic. Great work.
  • Place Name: Third Place
    Contestant Name: The News & Record
    Entry Title: Pandemic coverage by Tom McLaughlin
    Entry Credit: Tom McLaughlin
    Judge Comment: Effective reporting on pandemic issues to the local community, with an eye on making it clear to readers why they should care.