2021 VPA News and Advertising Contest

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  • Place Name: First Place
    Contestant Name: Rappahannock News
    Entry Title: Leaving the Forge
    Entry Credit: Luke Christopher
    Judge Comment: Some nice images of the iron worker, along with details of what his work looks like. Good, straightforward visual profile.
  • Place Name: Second Place
    Contestant Name: Rappahannock News
    Entry Title: Community Celebrates Rapp's 'Winter Wonderland'
    Entry Credit: Luke Christopher, Eric Borst
    Judge Comment: Nice opening image of the kids running down the hills. Work to shoot more candid photos that document the event, rather than stopping what participants are doing to shoot portraits. Show what people are doing and how they interact with what's happening.
  • Place Name: Third Place
    Contestant Name: Orange County Review
    Entry Title: Somerset Steam and Gas Pasture Party
    Entry Credit: Jeff Poole
    Judge Comment: Lots of hard work here and the images are documenting the event in a journalistic way. Work to isolate your subjects more cleanly --try using a longer lens--and simplify the images more. Good captions throughout.