Take a look at the preliminary agenda for the 2016 VPA Conference

Here's a glimpse of the agenda for the 2016 Conference in Richmond, set for April 8-9, 2016 at the Hilton in Short Pump. This is a preliminary agenda, so visit regularly for updated information.

Friday, April 8

* 10 a.m. - Registration for VPA and SPJ

* 10 a.m. - VPA Contest display room opens.

* 1-4 p.m. - Bonus Session: VCU Photo Shooting & Editing Held at VCU Campus ($30 fee, separate registration required)

* 2-5 p.m. - VPA/VPS Board Meeting

* 2-4:30 p.m. - Job Fair/Clip-Resume Critiques

VPA hands out first grand prize sweepstakes awards to 7 publications

Three daily newspapers, three non-daily newspapers and one specialty publication have been named the winners of the Virginia Press Association's first grand prize sweepstakes awards for overall excellence in news and advertising. The awards were presented April 5 at the association's annual meeting, held in suburban Richmond.

Award Winners


Below you will find a list of 2015  winners for the news and advertising contests as well as the link to the 2015 Online Contest Gallery. The chart also includes previous years results.

2015 Contest Gallery

Complete list of 2014 VPA Award winners