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Daily staff honored at annual VPA awards

Madeline Hickman

The Northern Virginia Daily staff won 31 awards and was presented the sweepstakes award for best small daily newspaper advertising in the annual Virginia Press Association contest on Saturday.

Advertising salesperson Madeline Hickman was named Outstanding Sales Professional at the annual event held at the Hilton in Short Pump.

“We are very proud of the work that everyone puts into the Daily,” Northern Virginia Daily publisher Mike Gochenour said Sunday. “To be recognized by our peers as one of the best newspapers in Virginia is very rewarding.”

Newsroom award winners are:

Tommy Keeler Jr., Brad Fauber, Rich Cooley, Michelle Burdette, first place for special sections (2017 Football Preview).

Lewis Milholland, first place, for an online informational graphic.

Rich Cooley, first place, feature photo.

Rich Cooley, first place, sports news photo.

Rich Cooley, Ashley Miller, first place, combination photo, story.

Max Lee, government writing, second place.

Rich Cooley, feature photo, second place.

Tom Crosby, feature story, second place.

Gerald Almy, sports column, second place.

Linda Ash, editorial page design, third place.

Jake Zuckerman, feature writing, third place.

Lewis Milholland, data journalism, third place.

Rich Cooley, photo-illustration, third place.

Rich Cooley, sports feature photo, third place.

Briahnna Brown, public safety writing, third place.

 

Advertising Department winners are:

Cindy Copp and staff, first place, education and churches.

Cindy Copp and staff, first place, lifestyles.

Feletia Sharples and staff, first place, automotive.

Cindy Copp, Louise Coleman and staff, first place, multiple advertisers and themed pages.

Louise Coleman and staff, first place, small space ads.

Michelle Burdette, first place, member self promotion.

Staff, first place, special sections with no slick pages.

Feletia Sharples and staff, second place, home and garden.

Feletia Sharples and staff, second place, professional/technology services.

Feletia Sharples and staff, second place, food and drug.

Feletia Sharples and staff, second place, automotive.

Feletia Sharples and staff, second place, small space ads.

Feletia Sharples and staff, third place, home and garden.

Madeline Hickman and staff, third place, lifestyles.

Cheryl Dellinger and staff, third place, real estate.

Cheryl Dellinger and staff, third place, small space ads.

 

 

 

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