VPA's judges smile on Hook
From the Hook's Restaurant Week sponsorship to its coverage of the Biscuit Run boondoggle and the Morgan Harrington case, judges for the Virginia Press Association's annual state-wide contest bestowed kind words– and awards.
In advertising, campaigns for The Consignment House and for Restaurant Week took first place in their categories. Other winning entries included Albemarle Dermatology and the Hook-sponsored Dinner on a Dime, which brought local diners out in droves to enjoy meals for $10.
The editorial department took its share of honors, too. The Hook's extensive reporting on the Morgan Harrington case earned a second place for investigative reporting and a second place for multi-media news report. Another hit with judges was the cover story on Monticello's renovated third floor. "Rooms with a view," written by Dave McNair and featuring photography by Tom Daly and layout by art director Anne Metz, won second place in the "combination picture and story" category.
Metz also earned a third place for her work on the Hook's wedding and Green Home issues, and staff writer Dave McNair won second for his report on housing fit for aging. Hook Senior Editor Courteney Stuart and Editor Hawes Spencer shared the Harrington awards; Stuart took second place for newswriting portfolio for her stories on Forest Lakes Geese, Biscuit Run, and a new drug for ALS.Read more on: vpa