Of the three Best in Show awards Charlottesville Tomorrow won at Saturday’s Virginia Press Association awards banquet, reporter Emily Hays took home two of them. Altogether, Charlottesville Tomorrow received 16 awards at the ceremony, held at the Hilton Norfolk the Main.

The newsroom received seven first-place awards. We are honored to receive this recognition and  to thank you for supporting our mission to create a better community in Charlottesville and Albemarle County.

Best in Show

  • Emily Hays, online writing
  • Emily Hays, online artwork
  • Charlottesville Tomorrow, online photography

First Place

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A private trail runs under Interstate 64 from Biscuit Run Park towards Charlottesville.

Credit: Skyclad Aerial

Second place

  • Josh Mandell, education writing
  • Emily Hays, personality or portrait photo, Wandae Johnson and Joy Johnson
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Wandae Johnson (left) and Joy Johnson are the intern coordinator and board chair, respectively, of the Charlottesville Public Housing Association of Residents.

Credit: Emily Hays, Charlottesville Tomorrow

  • Ézé Amos, feature photo, Adventure Farm
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Pumpkin patch at Adventure Farm

Credit: Ézé Amos

Third Place