( 3 Votes )

Award winners Kathy Zeek, Kristin Sancken, Ruthann Carr and Lisa Hurdle.Publisher’s Note: We at the Fluvanna Review try to make each issue, and each cover, better than the last. We struggle to find the most pertinent news stories to present to you in the clearest, best way possible. We try to be accurate. We tried to be fair. When we don’t succeed, we hope you’ll let us know.
We craft the best advertisements we can too. Advertisers are the life blood of any newspapers and we appreciate you patronizing ours.

So how are we doing?? The paper competed this year against 47 other weeklies in the annual Virginia Press Association contest. The weeklies had circulations roughly similar to ours – between 5,000 and 10,000 – and included many well respected names such as Louisa County’s Central Virginian, the Farmville Herald and the Bedford Bulletin.

The Fluvanna Review won 23 news and advertising awards and I couldn’t be prouder of the staff, several of whom traipsed down to Roanoke on Saturday (April 21)  to collect their awards. I think our part-time reporters consistently turn in good, well-written stories. I think our designers repeatedly make our pages and advertisements pop. They care about the paper and the county.

Contests should always be put in perspective, but we think our VPA awards show we’re heading in the right direction. We’ll continue to try to improve. We’ll continue to work to better reflect Fluvanna County life in the Fluvanna Review as well as at fluvannareview.com.

Meanwhile, we hope you don’t mind us celebrating a bit. – Carlos Santos

Editorial awards

Government writing, first place, awarded to Ruthann Carr
Feature series or continuing story, second place, awarded to Carlos Santos and Kristin Sancken
Feature series or continuing story , third place , awarded to Ruthann Carr, Tammy Purcell and Page Gifford
Education writing, third place, awarded to Kristin Sancken
Illustrations, second place, awarded to Lisa C. Hurdle
Illustrations, third place, awarded to Lisa C. Hurdle
Page design, third place, awarded to Kathy Zeek and Kristin Sancken
Photo-illustration, third place, awarded to Lisa C. Hurdle

Advertising awards

Campaign, second place, awarded to Lisa C. Hurdle
Campaign, third place, awarded to Lisa C. Hurdle
Entertainment and lifestyles – black and white, first place, awarded to Lisa C. Hurdle
Entertainment and lifestyles – black and white, second place, awarded to Kathy Zeek
Entertainment and lifestyles – black and white, third place, awarded to Kathy Zeek
Entertainment and lifestyles – color, third place, awarded to Lisa C. Hurdle
Food and drug – black and white, first place, awarded to Lisa C. Hurdle
Food and drug – black and white, second place, awarded to Lisa C. Hurdle
Home and garden – black and white, second place, awarded to Lisa Hurdle
Non-paid advertising/member self promotion, third place, awarded to Lisa Hurdle, Kathy Zeek
On-line advertising, first place, awarded to Lisa C. Hurdle
On-line advertising, third place, awarded to Lisa C. Hurdle
Real estate – color, first place, awarded to Lisa C. Hurdle
Real estate – color, second place, awarded to Kathy Zeek
Small space ad – color, first place, awarded to Lisa C. Hurdle