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Winners of Publications Contest Announced

Winning publications showcase the best of the best

May 01, 2018

 
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S. has announced the winners of the 2018 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:
NC VFW The Leader Magazine
Russ Chambers, Editor

Best Feature Article
 
Grand Award:
“Feather in her cap”
Andrea Brown, The Daily Herald
Everett, WA
 
Silver Award: 
“Delegates’ Action Addresses Smoking Issue”
David Sandman, Pennsylvania VFW News
Department of Pennsylvania
 
Bronze Award: 
“VFW Member Receives French Legion of Honor Medal”
Wanda Butler, NC VFW 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
 
Silver Award:
The Oregon VFW News
Sue Piper, Editor 
 
Small Frequency (printed 1-4 times per year)
 
Grand Award:
Illinois VFW News
Barb Wilson, Editor
 
Silver Award:
Pennsylvania VFW News
David Sandman, Editor
 
Bronze Award:
Virginia Veteran 
Rick Raskin, Editor
 
Iowa Voice
Linda Jones, Editor

District/Post Publications
 
Large Frequency (printed 5+ times per year)
 
Grand Award:
Greenwood Memorial VFW Post 5864 Newsletter
Steve Milbourn, Editor
Department of Indiana
 
Silver Award:
Cannon News (Post 7589)
Rick Raskin, Editor
Department of Virginia
 
Bronze Award: 
VFW Post 10818 Monthly News
Ron Ramos, Editor
Department of Wisconsin
 
Small Frequency (printed 1-4 times per year)
 
Grand Award:
VFW Post 4495 Quarterly Newsletter
Anthony Durbin, Editor
Department of Illinois
 
Silver Award:
VFW Post 1177 Newsletter
Les Flores, Editor
Department of Virginia
 
Bronze Award: 
VFW Post 2016 News
Ski Iworsky, Editor
Department of Massachusetts