2021 VPA News and Advertising Contest

Personality or Portrait Photo ( Daily Group 3)Back

  • Place Name: First Place
    Contestant Name: The Virginian-Pilot
    Entry Title: Challenges people with mental illness face
    Entry Credit: Jonathon Gruenke
    Judge Comment: The word "isolating" was in the cutline and that feeling is carried perfectly in the photo. The contrasts with the rain helped paint a full picture of the subject.
  • Place Name: Second Place
    Contestant Name: The Virginian-Pilot
    Entry Title: Robin Brickell honors late husband's legacy through his music memorabilia
    Entry Credit: Kaitlin McKeown
    Judge Comment: A wonderful job capturing the subject within the confines of the story -- she has her husband's collection to address.
  • Place Name: Third Place
    Contestant Name: Richmond Times-Dispatch
    Entry Title: Daughter
    Entry Credit: Daniel Sangjib Min
    Judge Comment: The combination of the powerful agony and the innocence looking ahead makes for a striking photo.