Virginia Professional Communicators

2017 Contest Award Recipients

2017 Contest Award Recipients

on Jul 6, 2017 in News

Bonnie Atwood

  • First place for editorial opinion (7A) – print-based newspaper
  • First place for personality profile (9B) – print or online publication, more than 500 words
  • Third place for feature story (8B) – magazine, newsletter, or other non-newspaper publication


Nancy Beasley

  • Third place for books and creative writing (59A)young adult books, fiction


Frances Broaddus-Crutchfield

  • First place for speech/speeches
  • Third place for feature story (8C) – online publication
  • Third place for books and creative writing (61A) – creative verse, single poem


Katherine Calos

  • First place for feature story (8A) – print–based newspaper
  • First place for specialty articles (10Q) – social issues
  • Second place for specialty articles (10C) – arts and entertainment
  • Second place for specialty articles (10S) – travel
  • Honorable mention for personality profile – print or online, more than 500 words


Julie Campbell

  • First place for editing and page design (15B) print publication regularly edited by entrant (magazine, newsletter, or other non-newspaper publication)


Paul Fletcher

  • First place for columns – (11A) humorous
  • First place for columns (11B) – general
  • Second place for editorial/opinion (7A) – print-based newspaper


Cathy Jett

  • First place for specialty article (10B) – agriculture, agribusiness, aquaculture
  • Second place for specialty articles (10D) – business


Virginia Johnson

  • First place for specialty articles(10O) – reviews
  • First place for web and social media (27) – writing for the web
  • Second place for web and social Media () – blogs, nonprofit, government, or educational


Patty Kruszewski

  • First place for columns (11D) – personal opinion (bylined, not editorial)
  • Second place for columns (11D) – personal opinion (bylined, not editorial)
  • Second place for feature story (8A) – print-based newspaper
  • Second place for specialty article (10O) – reviews
  • Second place for specialty article(10Q) – social issues
  • Third place for specialty article (10J) – history


Heloise “Ginger” Levit

  • Second place for specialty article (10J) – history
  • Third place for specialty articles (10C) – arts and entertainment
  • Honorable mention for specialty article (10C) – arts and entertainment
  • Honorable mention for personality profile (9A) – personality profile, 500 words or fewer


Kimberly Loehr

  • First place for web and social media (28A) – website edited or managed by entrant (nonprofit, government or educational)
  • First place for communications programs and campaigns (37) – community, institutional or internal relations
  • First place for PR Materials (45) – brochures (nonprofit, government or educational)


Cynthia Price and Sunni Brown

  • First place for Information for the Media (48) – news or feature release (single release)
  • First place for Communications programs and campaigns (39) – marketing program or campaign for new or existing service or product


Cynthia Price

  • Second place for Information for the Media (48) – news or feature release (single release)
  • Second place for Communications programs and campaigns (37) – community, institutional or internal relations
  • Third Place for Information for the Media (48 ) – news or feature release (single release)


Pamela Stallsmith

  • Second Place for web and social media (27) – writing for the web
  • Third Place for web and social media (27) – writing for the web


Martha Steger

  • First place for column (11C) – informational (how-to, Q&A, advice)
  • First place for specialty article (10C) – arts and entertainment
  • First place for specialty article (10S) – travel
  • Second place for specialty articles (10E) – education
  • Second place for books and creative writing (61A) – creative verse, single poem


Joan Tupponce

  • First place for specialty article (10M) – physical health fitness, mental health, self help
  • First place for feature story (8B) – magazine, newsletter, or other non-newspaper print publication
  • Second place for personality profile (9B) – print or online, more than 500 words
  • Second place for feature story (8B) – magazine, newsletter, or other non-newspaper print publication
  • Third place for personality profile (9B) – print or online, more than 500 words
  • Honorable mentions: two for personality profile (9B) print or online, more than 500 words; and two for feature stories (8B) – magazine, newsletter, or other non-newspaper print publication


Diane York

  • Honorable mention for photography and graphics (19) – photographer-writer
  • Honorable mention for feature story (8B) – magazine, newsletter, or other non-newspaper print publication