Virginia Business wins seven awards in state contest
Virginia Business captured seven awards Saturday in an annual journalism contest sponsored by the Virginia Press Association.
The honors included one first-place award, five second-place awards and one third-place award in the VPA’s specialty publications category.
Fredericksburg-based writer Robert Burke won first place in general news writing for his story looking at possible changes in the allocation of donated kidneys at the Richmond-based United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS).
Second-place winners included:
- · Richmond-based artist Matt Brown for his illustration for “Mud bath,” a cover story examining the mudslinging 2013 Virginia governor’s race.
- · Richmond-based writer Richard Foster in health, science and environmental writing for stories about precision farming, innovative apps and new auto technology.
- Foster and Special Projects Assistant Editor Veronica Garabelli for a multimedia feature report on Tonya Mallory, CEO of Richmond-based Health Diagnostic Laboratory, the magazine’s 2013 Business Person of the Year.
- Special Projects Editor Jessica Sabbath for her news writing portfolio that included stories about public-private partnership projects, competition facing the Port of Virginia and the sale of Smithfield Foods.
- · Editor Robert Powell for columns about transportation funding, the governor’s race and the possible effects of a growing scandal on the commonwealth’s image.
Publisher Bernie Niemeier won third place for editorial writing for columns about state politics.