Society of Professional Journalists (Region 2)

Editorial Cartooning

Winner: Gareth Bentall, "It's a Wonderful Legislation"
Winner: Gareth Bentall, “It’s a Wonderful Legislation.” In addition to winning the Region 2 contest, Gareth also won the National SPJ award for Editorial Cartooning.
Finalist: Shannon Wright, "Welcome to Richmond: Food Desert Central"
Finalist: Shannon Wright, “Welcome to Richmond: Food Desert Central”
Finalist: Annette Allen, "Too much sugar is bad for your health"
Finalist: Annette Allen, “Too Much Sugar is Bad for Your Health”

Sports Photography

Winner: Audry Dubon, "Freshman guard Jonathan Williams goes for a layup"
Winner: Audry Dubon, “Freshman guard Jonathan Williams goes for a layup”
Finalist: Audry Dubon, "Winner of men's race at UCI Road World Championships"
Finalist: Audry Dubon, “Winner of men’s race at UCI Road World Championships”

Editorial Writing

Finalist: Staff, Staff Editorials


Feature Writing

Finalist: Fadel Allassan, Groups say Monroe Park closure could devastate Richmond homeless


Virginia Press Association

The CT won nine awards in this year’s Virginia Press Association contest. The awards, presented in April 2016 at the VPA’s annual conference, recognize work published during 2015. The contest drew more than 3,400 entries from 122 VPA member newspapers.

Breaking News Photo

1st place: Craig Zirpolo, “Black Lives Matter protest shuts down Broad Street.”
1st place: Craig Zirpolo, “Black Lives Matter protest shuts down Broad Street.”

Break News Writing

1st place: Fadel Allassan, VCU stands with Mizzou


Illustration

1st place: Shannon Wright, “Kenyan casualties harm global community.”
1st place: Shannon Wright, “Kenyan casualties harm global community.”

Front Page Design

2nd place: Justin Tran (illustration), Shannon Wright and Sarah King (art direction) and Miranda Leung (graphic design), Sept. 14 issue previewing the UCI Road World Championships.
2nd place: Justin Tran (illustration), Shannon Wright and Sarah King (art direction) and Miranda Leung (graphic design), Sept. 14 issue previewing the UCI Road World Championships.

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Personality or Portrait Photo

2nd place: Julie Tripp, Brandcenter student Dorado Quick on his campaign called "Perceived Threat," which addresses societal misperceptions and labels.
2nd place: Julie Tripp, Brandcenter student Dorado Quick on his campaign called “Perceived Threat,” which addresses societal misperceptions and labels.

Lifestyle or Entertainment Pages

2nd place: Staff


Sports Pages

3rd place: Staff


Public Safety Writing Portfolio

3rd place: Sarah King


Hearst Awards

Breaking News Writing

4th place: Sarah King, Vigil for fallen trooper draws nationwide support


Meet the award-winning staff of the Commonwealth Times.