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Contest winners 2013

2013 Virginia Press Women Communications Contest

Award Recipients

Nancy Wright Beasley, Richmond – First Place: Columns, General; Columns, Informational; Columns, Personal Opinion.

Karen Doss Bowman, Bridgewater – First Place: Specialty Articles, Physical health, fitness, mental health, self-help. Second Place: Specialty Articles, Education. Honorable Mention: Feature story, Magazine, newsletter.

Katherine Calos, Richmond – First Place: Specialty Articles, History; Specialty Articles; Travel. 

Julie Campbell, Lexington – First Place: News Story, Online publication; Editorial/Opinion, Print-based Newspaper; Interview. Second Place: Publications regularly edited by entrant, Magazine, newsletter or other non-newspaper publication.

Clara B. Cox, Blacksburg – First Place: Book edited by entrant.

Frances “Francine” Crutchfield, Midlothian – First Place: Specialty Articles, Government or politics. Second Place: Special Series; Editorial/Opinion, Print-based newspaper. Third Place: Feature Story, Print-based newspaper. Honorable Mention: Editorial/Opinion. Print-based newspaper; Creative verse, Single poem.

Rosemary Dietrick, Richmond – Third Place: Specialty articles, Travel.

Ruth Doumlele, Midlothian – Third Place: Editorial/Opinion, Print-based newspaper.

Deborah Elkins, Richmond -- First Place: News story, Print-based newspaper; Blogs, Corporate or for-profit.

Christine Ennulat, Richmond – First Place: Feature story, Online publication. Third Place: Specialty Articles, Social issues. Honorable Mention: Personal Profile, More than 500 words.

Linda Evans, Richmond – Second Place: News or feature release – single release.

Audrey T. Hingley, Mechanicsville – First Place: Editorial/Opinion, Magazine, newsletter, or other non-newspaper publication; Personality profile, More than 500 words. Second Place: Feature story, Magazine, newsletter, or other non-newspaper publication.

Cathy Jett, Fredericksburg – First Place: Specialty articles, Agriculture, Agribusiness, Aquaculture. Second Place: Specialty Articles: Business.

Virginia C. Johnson, Fredericksburg – First Place: Blogs, Nonprofit, government or educational. Second Place: Specialty Articles, Reviews.

Gail Kent, Newport News – First Place: Videos for website, Special Interest.

Tana Lane Knott, Buckingham – First Place: Individual achievement; Specialty articles, Reviews. Third Place: Specialty Articles, Education; Columns, Humorous; Columns, Personal Opinion. Honorable Mention: Columns, Humorous.

Patty Kruszewski, Richmond – First Place: Special series; Feature story, Print-based newspaper; Specialty articles, Education. Second Place: Specialty articles, Religion; Specialty articles, Social issues; Specialty articles, Sports; Columns, Informational; Columns, Personal opinion. Third Place: Specialty articles, Physical health, fitness, mental health, self-help. Honorable Mention: Specialty Articles, Business; Columns, Personal opinion. Kruszewski was one of two sweepstakes winners, tieing in number of points with Marty Van Duyne

Héloïse B. “Ginger” Levit, Richmond – First Place: Specialty articles, Home. Second Place: Enterprise reporting; Specialty articles, Reviews. Third Place: Specialty articles, Arts and entertainment.

Alberta Lindsey, Richmond – First Place: Specialty articles, Religion.

Kim Loehr, Richmond – First Place: Community, institutional, or internal relations; Public service; Newsletters, Corporate or for-profit; News or feature release – single release. Second Place: Newsletters, Nonprofit, government, or educational. Third Place: Blogs, Nonprofit, government, or educational.

Ilsa Loeser, Farmville – First Place: Enterprise reporting. Second Place: News story, Print-based newspaper; Specialty articles, Government or politics. Third Place: Columns, General. Honorable Mention: Specialty articles, Education.

Paula Miller, Norfolk – Honorable Mention: Newsletters, Nonprofit, government or educational.

K.J. Mushung, Stafford – First Place, Specialty articles, Food; Specialty articles, Green/environmental; Publications regularly edited by entrant, Newspaper; Website edited or managed by entrant, Nonprofit, government or educational. Second Place: News story, online publication; Feature story, Online publication; Single photograph, General photo. Third Place: Specialty articles, Government or politics. Honorable Mention: Columns, Humorous; Writing for the web.

 Ann Oppenhimer, Richmond – First Place: Single page, section, or supplement regularly edited by entrant, Magazine, newsletter, or other non-newspaper publication; Publications regularly edited by entrant, Magazine, newsletter or other non-newspaper publication; Brochures, Nonprofit, government, or educational. Second Place: Website edited or managed by entrant, Nonprofit, government or educational.

Lisa Pellegrin aka Lisa Pell, Fairfax Station – Second Place: Novels for adult readers.

Catherine M. Petrini, Alexandria – First Place: Single photograph, General photo. Third Place: Single photograph, General photo. Honorable Mention: Single photograph, General photo.

Norma Pierce, Richmond – First Place: Page design. Honorable Mention: Newsletters, Nonprofit, government, or educational.

Cynthia Price, Glen Allen – First Place: Blogs, Personal; Newsletters, Nonprofit, government or educational. Second Place: Blogs, Nonprofit, government, or educational; Community, institutional, or internal relations. Third Place: News or features release – single release.

Donna Harter Raab, Fredericksburg – Third Place: Reports (including, but not limited to, annual reports); Newsletters, Nonprofit, government, or educational.

Sarah Rodriquez, Richmond – First Place: Specialty articles, Science or technology.

Mary Montague Sikes, West Point – First Place: Novels for adult readers. Second Place: Blogs, Personal.

Sande Snead, Richmond – First Place: Single advertisements for print or electronic publication; Advertising campaigns. Second Place: Brochures, Nonprofit, government, or educational. Honorable Mention: Public service.

Pamela Stallsmith, Richmond – First Place: Writing for the web. Third Place: Community, institutional or internal relations.

Bethany E. Starin, Frederick, MD – Second Place: Personality profile, More than 500 words.

Martha Steger, Midlothian – Second Place: Personality profile, 500 words or fewer; Specialty articles, Advertorials (writing done for special advertising supplements or special sections); Specialty articles, History; Specialty articles, Travel. Third Place: Specialty articles, Business; Honorable Mention: Specialty articles, Arts and entertainment; Columns, General.

Marge Swayne, Prospect – First Place: Specialty articles, Advertorials (writing done for special advertising supplements or special sections); Specialty articles, Social issues. Second Place: Feature story, Print-based newspaper; Specialty articles, Agriculture, Agribusiness, Aquaculture; Columns, Humorous; Columns, General; Single photograph, Sports photo. Third Place: Specialty articles, Food. Honorable Mention: News story, Print-based newspaper; Specialty articles, Physical health, fitness, mental health, self-help; Specialty articles, Reviews.

Joan Tupponce, Glen Allen – First Place: Specialty articles, Arts and entertainment; Specialty articles, Business; Specialty article, Sports. Second Place: Specialty articles, Arts and entertainment; Specialty articles, Physical health, fitness, mental health self-help. Third Place: Feature story, Magazine, newsletter, or other non-newspaper publication; Personality profile, More than 500 words.

Marty van Duyne, Falmouth – First Place: Single photograph, Sports photo. Second Place: Specialty articles, Agriculture, Agribusiness, Aquaculture; Specialty articles, Food; Specialty articles, Science or technology; Photographer-writer. Third Place: News story, Print-based newspaper; Specialty articles, Sports; Single photograph, sports photograph. Honorable Mention: Specialty articles, Government or politics; Specialty articles, Physical health, fitness, mental health, self-help. van Duyne tied for the sweepstakes award with Patty Kruszewski.

Christine Watson, Richmond – First Place: Page design, Newspaper; Graphics. Second Place: Page design, Magazine, newsletter, or other non-newspaper publication; Single advertisements for print or electronic publication. 

Elizabeth B. Wooding, Palmyra – First Place: Reports (including, but not limited to, annual reports). Second Place: Brochures: Nonprofit, government or educational.

Jessica Wright, Roanoke – First Place: Feature story, Magazine, newsletter, or other non-newspaper publication; Sections or supplement edited by entrant – infrequent, Magazine, newspaper, or other non-newspaper publication.

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