Eastern Shore Post Wins 13 Virginia Press Association Awards

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Jim Ritch’s article and photos recording the removal of rail cars from Cape Charles’ rail yard was a first-place winner in the Virginia Press Association’s annual awards.

Staff Report – 

The Eastern Shore Post was recognized for excellence this week by the Virginia Press Association. 

Joni Hamilton, of Shore Marketing Services, won a total of 10 awards for ads she created for the Eastern Shore Post. Hamilton is the Post’s graphic designer and creates ads for the weekly publication. 

Hamilton won three third-place awards, three second-place awards, and four first-place awards. 

Post staff writer Stefanie Jackson was recognized twice, taking a second-place award for business and financial writing. 

Jackson shared a first-place award with Jim Ritch for their joint coverage of the removal of the Confederate memorial statue in Eastville. The entry included a story and video by Jackson and photos by Ritch. 

“The photo page was a pleasure to look at,” the reviewer wrote. 

Ritch took a second place award for his article and photos chronicling the removal of rail cars from the Cape Charles rail yard. 

“Great use of photos in the telling of the story,” the reviewer wrote.

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