2021 VPA News and Advertising Contest

Picture Story or Essay ( Non-Daily Group 2)Back

  • Place Name: First Place
    Contestant Name: Southside Sentinel
    Entry Title: Urbanna Oyster Festival goers celebrate
    Entry Credit: Don Richeson, Tom Chillemi, Larry Chowning
    Judge Comment: The lead photo captures a strong moment and there are a good mix of photos of different activities. The second photo of the mini NASCAR cars is well composed and fun to view.
  • Place Name: Second Place
    Contestant Name: Orange County Review
    Entry Title: Somerset Steam and Gas Pasture Party
    Entry Credit: Jeff Poole
    Judge Comment: Several well-composed images that catch the eye. The detail photo helps draw us into the story. The little boy asleep in the truck and the people exiting the corn maze are nice moments.
  • Place Name: Third Place
    Contestant Name: The Tidewater News
    Entry Title: P06 - Picture story or essay Titus Mohler
    Entry Credit: Titus Mohler
    Judge Comment: A mix of people and events show us the range of activities. The best photos capture real moments rather than having people stand and pose for the camera. The little boy on the slide is a good example of that.