2021 VPA News and Advertising Contest

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  • Place Name: First Place
    Contestant Name: Inside NoVa/Prince William
    Entry Title: Wreaths Across America
    Entry Credit: Paul Lara
    Judge Comment: Consistently strong images, with nice variety that tells a complete story about the event. Some images would have benefited from a longer lens to clean up the backgrounds and provide a little more isolation for the subject matter. Nice graphic eye on the photographer's part.
  • Place Name: Second Place
    Contestant Name: Loudoun Times-Mirror
    Entry Title: Dock Dogs
    Entry Credit: Graham Cullen
    Judge Comment: I laughed out loud when I saw the first image. What a fun event to cover! The images become a bit redundant--adding some other support images would strengthen the storytelling.
  • Place Name: Third Place
    Contestant Name: The Mechanicsville Local
    Entry Title: Dave Lawrence: Cavaliers passed multiple tests in championship victory
    Entry Credit: Dave Lawrence
    Judge Comment: Contains some nice moments from the state championship game, with solid overall coverage. Try to show more faces when you're shooting sports images. A longer lens will help isolate the action and clean up the backgrounds of your images, as well.