2021 VPA News and Advertising Contest

Health, Science and Environmental Writing ( Specialty )Back

  • Place Name: First Place
    Contestant Name: Washington Business Journal
    Entry Title: Sara Gilgore health/science portfolio
    Entry Credit: Sara Gilgore
    Judge Comment: Three stories that brought all of the people in these stories alive, while expertly exploring the larger issues at hand. Incredibly well researched and written throughout. Great work.
  • Place Name: Second Place
    Contestant Name: Chesapeake Bay Journal
    Entry Title: Last stand for eelgrass?
    Entry Credit: Karl Blankenship
    Judge Comment: It was incredibly compelling to learn of the domino-like niche that eelgrass plays in the environment - and the business world. Wonderfully readable and informative. Excellent job.
  • Place Name: Third Place
    Contestant Name: Chesapeake Bay Journal
    Entry Title: Warm temperatures move more shrimp into Chesapeake waters
    Entry Credit: Whitney Pipkin
    Judge Comment: Readers always love counter-intuitive stories, and this is one of those. Climate change is horrific, but in this case it has created a new market. Great way of telling a story about the dangers - and this one prospect - of climate change. Well done.