Twenty nine members of Virginia Press Women are winners in the National Federation of Press Women 2013 Communications Contest, with 40 awards, and will be recognized at NFPW’s Aug. 22-24 conference in Salt Lake City, Utah. Only first-place entries at the state level were eligible to enter.
Nancy Wright Beasley, Richmond – First Place: Columns – General; Columns – Information (how-to, Q&A, advice).
Karen Doss Bowman, Bridgewater - First Place: Specialty articles - Physical health, fitness, mental health, self-help.
Katherine Calos, Richmond – Second place: Specialty articles – History.
Julie Campbell, Lexington – First Place: News story - Online publication; Third Place: Editorial/Opinion - Print-based newspaper.
Clara B. Cox, Blacksburg – Second Place: Book edited by entrant.
Frances “Francine” Crutchfield, Midlothian – Third Place: Specialty articles - Government or politics.
Deborah Elkins, Richmond – First Place: Blogs - Corporate or for-profit.
Christine Ennulat, Richmond - Third Place: Feature story - Online publication.
Audrey T. Hingley, Mechanicsville – First Place: Editorial/Opinion - Magazine, newsletter, or other non-newspaper publication; Third Place: Personality profile - More than 500 words.
Cathy Jett, Fredericksburg – Third Place: Specialty articles - Agriculture, Agribusiness, Aquaculture.
Virginia Johnson, Fredericksburg - Second Place: Blogs - Nonprofit, government, or educational.
Gail Kent, Newport News - First Place: Videos for website - Special-interest.
Tana Lane Knott, Buckingham - Honorable Mention: Individual achievement.
Patty Kruszewski, Richmond – Third Place: Special series.
Ginger Levit, Richmond – Third Place: Specialty articles - Home (interior decoration, furniture, architecture, landscaping).
Alberta Lindsey, Richmond - First Place: Specialty articles – Religion.
Kim Loehr, Richmond - First Place: News or feature release - single release. Second Place: Community, institutional, or internal relations; Public Service, Newsletters - Corporate or for-profit.
K J Mushung, Stafford– Third Place: Publications regularly edited by entrant – Newspaper.
Ann Oppenhimer, Richmond – First Place: Brochures - Nonprofit, government, or educational. Honorable Mention: Single page, section, or supplement regularly edited by entrant - Magazine, newsletter, or other non-newspaper publication.
Catherine Petrini, Alexandria - First Place: Single photograph - General photo.
Sarah Rodriguez, Richmond – Second Place: Specialty articles - Science or technology.
Mary Montague Sikes, West Point – Third Place: Novels for adult readers (full-length, 40,000 words and up).
Sande Snead, Richmond – First Place: Single advertisements for print or electronic publication. Second Place: Advertising campaigns.
Pamela Stallsmith, Richmond – First Place: Writing for the web.
Marge Swayne, Prospect - Third Place: Specialty articles - Advertorials (writing done for special advertising supplements or special sections).
Joan Tupponce, Glen Allen – First Place: Specialty articles - Sports. Second Place: Specialty articles - Arts and entertainment.
Marty van Duyne, Falmouth – Second Place: Photographer-writer. Third Place: Single photograph - Sports photo.
Christine Watson, Richmond – Second Place: Page design – Newspaper. Third Place: Graphics.
Jessica Wright, Roanoke – Second Place: Sections or supplements edited by entrant - infrequent (e.g., one-time, annual, quarterly) - Magazine, newsletter, or other non-newspaper publication.