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Winners of Publications Contest Announced

Two years ago, the contest underwent significant changes to encourage

continued participation

May 02, 2017



KANSAS CITY, Mo. — VFW has announced the winners of the 2017 National Publications Contest. Two years ago, the publications contest underwent significant changes to encourage continued participation. The contest’s reorganization created two new categories: Magazine and Best Feature Article. This year’s competition retained those changes.

Two non-VFW-affiliated journalism professionals served as judges for the competition. This is designed to guarantee impartiality and objectivity in the judging. To reiterate, VFW staffers play no part in judging the entries.

The winning publications in each category are:

Magazine

Grand Award:
Texas VFW News
Roy Grona, Editor

Silver Award:
The Leader Magazine 
Greg Stafford, Editor

Bronze Award:
The California Veteran 
Stephen H. Milano, Editor

 

Best Feature Article

Grand Award:
“PA VFW’s Eagle Award Honors Combat Veterans and Builds Relationships with National Guardians”
David A. Sandman, Pennsylvania VFW News
Department of Pennsylvania

Silver Award: 
“Fisher House Wisconsin Dedicated in Milwaukee”
Wisconsin VFW News
Department of Wisconsin

Bronze Award: 
“Hurricane Matthew/Operation Flood Relief”
Russ Chambers, The Leader Magazine
Department of North Carolina

 

Department Publications

Large Frequency (printed 5+ times per year)

Grand Award:
Wisconsin VFW News
Marla J. Morgan, Editor

Small Frequency (printed 1-4 times per year)

Grand Award:
VFW Arizona News
Ski Kuczynski, Editor

Silver Award:
The VFW Voice
Linda Jones, Editor

Bronze Award:
Pennsylvania VFW News
David A. Sandman, Editor

 

District/Post Publications

Large Frequency (printed 5+ times per year)

Grand Award:
VFW Post 5864 Newsletter
Steve Milbourn
Department of Indiana

Silver Award:
VFW Post 10818 Monthly Newsletter
Ron Ramos
Department of Wisconsin

Bronze Award: 
Informer (Post 2866)
Candace Wansing
Department of Missouri

Small Frequency (printed 1-4 times per year)

Grand Award:
VFW Post 4709
W.L. “Strick” Strickland
Department of Texas

Silver Award:
VFW Post 2016 News
Ski Iworsky
Department of Massachusetts

Bronze Award: 
Official Newsletter (Post 10406)
Al Kochenderfer
Department of Wisconsin