The winners of the 2013 Virginia Press Women Communications Contest were announced last Saturday at VPW’s spring conference, held April 13 in Lexington.
Forty-one individuals received 148 awards (57 first place, 45 second place, 25 third place and 21 honorable mention) in the competition.
Categories such as newspaper writing, public relations, advertising, photo journalism, Internet and magazine writing, and books were judged by 10 experienced journalists and public relations professionals. Entries that received first place advance to the National Federation of Press Women contest.
The full list of award winners is available here
This year, for the first time, there was a tie for Sweepstakes Winner. The 2013 Sweepstakes Winners are Marty van Duyne, a writer and photographer from Falmouth, and Patty Kruszewski, managing editor of The Henrico Citizen.
The sweepstakes recipient is determined by a point system that considers the total number of entries submitted to the contest and the number and level (first, second, third, honorable mention) of awards received.