C-VILLE Weekly took home 12 awards at the annual Virginia Press Association Advertising & News Conference held April 8-9, at the Hilton Richmond Hotel and Spa/Short Pump. C-VILLE took home six first-place awards, as well as a Best in Show award for Jason Crosby’s illustration for “Hell on Wheels,” an article about the irritations of driving in Charlottesville.
In addition to being named best website in the specialty publication category, other first-place awards went to Crosby for his illustration; photographers Amy Jackson and Jackson Smith for their photo of James “Monk” Bingler, a World War II veteran, in the personality or portrait photo category; Jackson for her photo of Maggie Lynn, a 9-year-old girl who plays Little League with the boys, in the sports feature photo category; C-VILLE Weekly staff for their annual Power Issue for special sections or special editions; and former news editor Graelyn Brashear and current news editor Lisa Provence for their in-depth coverage of Martese Johnson’s altercation with ABC agents in the general news writing category.
Second-place awards went to photographer Eric Kelley in the feature photo category for his photo of former UVA swimmer T.J. Southmayd; and photographer Ryan Jones in the sports news photo category for his photo of UVA wide receiver Andre Levrone.
Freelance writer Lawrence A. Garretson won two third-place awards in the arts writing category (“Paint the Town”) and feature writing portfolio category (“Paint the Town,” “Hipster 1.0” and “Forgotten Founder”). And columnist Erin O’Hare won third place in the column or commentary writing category (“Dream life,” “Instead of different” and “Cracking up”).