2021 VPA News and Advertising Contest

Public Safety Writing ( Non-Daily Group 4)Back

  • Place Name: First Place
    Contestant Name: Chesterfield Observer
    Entry Title: Public safety: Jim McConnell
    Entry Credit: Jim Bass
    Judge Comment: Great use of personal stories to help draw readers into each topic. Loved the range in topics as well as the writing.
  • Place Name: Second Place
    Contestant Name: Inside NoVa/Prince William
    Entry Title: Child abuse, Overdoses, Police Force
    Entry Credit: Jared Foretek
    Judge Comment: Great use of data to help readers see impact of various topics.
  • Place Name: Third Place
    Contestant Name: Richmond Free Press
    Entry Title: W17 Public safety writing Entry 2-JL
    Entry Credit: Jeremy M. Lazarus
    Judge Comment: Personalized stories like the "high cost of defense" story help readers connect with topics.