2021 VPA News and Advertising Contest

Special Sections or Special Editions ( Non-Daily Group 2)Back

  • Place Name: First Place
    Contestant Name: The Farmville Herald
    Entry Title: Salute to Veterans 2021
    Entry Credit: Titus Mohler, Crystal Vandegrift, Staci Bridge, Roger Watson, Alexa Massey
    Judge Comment: Nice, eye-catching cover. Depth of coverage was huge, tons of inspirational stories and sources. Good mix of new and vintage photos. Great tribute to the veterans.
  • Place Name: Second Place
    Contestant Name: Southside Sentinel
    Entry Title: Windows on the Bay 2021
    Entry Credit: Tom Chillemi, Jackie Nunnery, Susan Simmons, Larry Chowning, Lisa Hinton-Valdrighi, Ann Gardner Eubank
    Judge Comment: Clean design and good use of white space, and the subtle pops of color were nice. I liked the variety of text style and size. Nice, large photos.
  • Place Name: Third Place
    Contestant Name: The Smithfield Times
    Entry Title: Hamming it up
    Entry Credit: Tracy Agnew, Nate Delesine III, Stephen Faleski, Jen Jaqua
    Judge Comment: I liked the liberal use of photos. Appreciated the added design elements like the "If you go" boxes and frames and drop shadows on the photos.