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Virginia Communications Professionals Honored At State And Local Level

Virginia Communications Professionals Honored At State and Local Level

The NFPW Professional Communications contest honors communicators throughout the United States for their professional work during the previous year.

The first tier of the contest is run at the state level, in this case Virginia Professional Communicators. First place winners at the state level move on to the national contest.

VPC winners were honored during the group’s spring conference April 27 at the University of Richmond.

“The winners were selected by fourteen professional judges, whose expertise spans everything from poetry to media relations,” said Julie Campbell, VPC’s awards chair. “The judges evaluated eighty-four entries submitted by twenty contestants.”

The final results included the following nineteen contestants with sixty-six winning entries. The members who earned a first-place spot, including Joan Tupponce, a regular contributor to Richmond Family Magazine, now move on to the national competition. Those results will be announced at the awards banquet on June 29 at the NFPW Conference in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

Joan Tupponce

Glen Allen, Virginia

  • First place, Feature Story—Magazine, newsletter or other non-newspaper publication
  • First place, Personality profile—More than 500 words
  • First place, Specialty Articles—Travel
  • First place, Columns—General
  • Second place, Feature Story—Magazine, newsletter or other non-newspaper publication
  • Third place, Personality profile—More than 500 words
  • Honorable mention, Feature Story—Magazine, newsletter or other non-newspaper publication
  • Honorable mention, Feature Story—Magazine, newsletter or other non-newspaper publication
  • Honorable mention, Personality profile—More than 500 words

Bonnie Atwood

Richmond, Virginia

  • First place, Specialty Articles—History
  • First place, Nonfiction Books for Adult Readers—Autobiography or Memoir
  • Second place, Editorial/Opinion—Print-Based Newspaper

Nancy Wright Beasley

North Chesterfield, Virginia

  • Second place, Public Service
  • Second place, Brochures—Corporate or For-profit

Sunni Brown

Richmond, Virginia

  • First place, News or Feature Release—Single Release
  • First place, Media Pitch

Frances Broaddus-Crutchfield

Midlothian, Virginia

  • Second place, Creative Verse—Single Poem

Paul Fletcher

Richmond, Virginia

  • First place, Columns—Humorous
  • Third place, Editorial/Opinion—Print-Based Newspaper 

Audrey Hingley

Urbanna, Virginia

  • Second place, Personality profile—More than 500 words

Mary Ann Hoyt

Millsboro, Delaware

  • Third place, Nonfiction Books for Adult Readers—Humo

Cathy Jett

Fredericksburg, Virginia

  • First place, Specialty Articles—Agriculture, agribusiness, aquaculture

Virginia Johnson

Fredericksburg, Virginia

  • First place, Feature Story—Online Publication
  • Third place, Specialty Articles—Food

 

Gail Benge Kent

Newport News, Virginia

  • First place, Editorial/Opinion—Print-Based Newspaper
  • Third place, Videos for Web—PR video promoting specific product or service

 

Patty Kruszewski

Richmond, Virginia

  • First place, Specialty Articles—Physical health (fitness, diet, clean lifestyle)
  • First place, Specialty Articles—Reviews (any subject, must express personal opinion)
  • First place, Feature Story—Print-Based Newspaper
  • First place, Columns—Personal Opinion (bylined, not editorial)
  • Second place, Feature Story—Print-Based Newspaper
  • Third place, Feature Story—Print-Based Newspaper
  • Honorable mention, Feature Story—Print-Based Newspaper
  • Honorable mention, Specialty Articles—Education

 

Kim Loehr

Richmond, Virginia

  • First place, Graphics—Infographics
  • Second place, Headlines
  • Second place, Website Edited/Managed by Entrant—Nonprofit, Government, Educational

 

Louisa Preston

Manakin-Sabot, Virginia

  • First place, Photographer-writer

 

Cynthia Price

Glen Allen, Virginia

  • First place, Single photograph—News or feature photo
  • First place, Audiovisuals
  • Honorable mention, Blogs—Personal

 

Martha Steger

Midlothian, Virginia

  • Sweepstakes Award for the most entries placing first, second or third
  • First place, Creative Verse—Single Poem
  • First place, Specialty Articles—Green/Environmental
  • First place, Specialty Articles—Personal essay
  • First place, Specialty Articles—Style (fashion, interior design, architecture, landscaping, home economics)
  • Second place, Personality profile—500 words or fewer
  • Second place, Specialty Articles—Arts and entertainment
  • Second place, Specialty Articles—Food
  • Second place, Specialty Articles—History
  • Second place, Specialty Articles—Style (fashion, interior design, architecture, landscaping, home economics)
  • Second place, Blogs—Nonprofit, Government or Educational
  • Third place, Specialty Articles—Reviews (any subject, must express personal opinion)
  • Third place, Specialty Articles—Travel
  • Third place, Feature Story—Magazine, newsletter or other non-newspaper publication
  • Honorable mention, Specialty Articles—Travel
  • Honorable mention, Editorial/Opinion—Print-Based Newspaper

 

Marge Swayne

Prospect, Virginia

  • Second place, Nonfiction Books for Adult Readers—Biography

 

Annie Tobey

Chesterfield, Virginia

  • First place, Specialty Articles—Food
  • First place, Specialty Articles—Hobby, crafts, building, designing, construction
  • First place, Specialty Articles—Science or Technology
  • First place, Publications Regularly Written by Entrant—Magazine/Magpaper
  • Second place, Specialty Articles—Travel
  • Second place, Columns—General
  • Second place, Specialty Articles—Reviews (any subject, must express personal opinion)

 

Gwen Woolf

Spotsylvania, Virginia

  • First place, Specialty Articles—Arts and entertainment
  • Third place, Specialty Articles—Arts and entertainment

 

 

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