2021 VPA News and Advertising Contest

Health, Science and Environmental Writing ( Non-Daily Group 4)Back

  • Place Name: First Place
    Contestant Name: The Prince William Times
    Entry Title: COVID-19 challenges: health district vacancies, business inspections, vaccine hesitancy
    Entry Credit: Daniel Berti
    Judge Comment: Really great insight into both how a staffing shortage may have played a role in the problems with vaccinations, and explaining why some people were and are hesitant about getting the vaccines. Excellent explanatory and questioning journalism.
  • Place Name: Second Place
    Contestant Name: Loudoun Now
    Entry Title: Kara Rodriguez Health Tech BOW
    Entry Credit: Kara Rodriguez
    Judge Comment: A variety of stories, but all packed readable explanations of complex topics into effective stories about each topic, whether it was a gun detector, ransomeware or mandates. Great work digging deep into each issue.
  • Place Name: Third Place
    Contestant Name: Mount Vernon Gazette
    Entry Title: Booth Envirnmental Writing
    Entry Credit: Glenda Booth
    Judge Comment: Each one of these three stories was great at explaining why we needed to know about snakeheads, or gardening or a particular section of the Potomac in a way that told the story effectively. Wonderful work.