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VLW wins seven awards from VPW

Virginia Lawyers Weekly won seven awards in the 2013 Virginia Press Women Communications Contest, five of which were for first place.

The awards were presented at the VPW Spring Conference in Lexington April 13.

Deborah Elkins won two first-place awards, one in the news story, print-based newspaper category and the second in the blogs, corporate or for-profit, category.

Sarah Rodriguez placed first for specialty articles, science or technology category.

Christine Watson won two first-place awards, one in the page design, newspaper category, and the second in graphics.

Watson also brought home two second-place awards, one for page design, magazine, newsletter, or other non-newspaper publication category, and the other for single advertisements for print or electronic publication.

The first-place winners will advance to compete at the National Federation of Press Women Communications Contest in late August.


  1. Bravo! This is an outstanding accomplishment. Congratulations to each individual and the VLW team. Brian.

  2. Congratulations to Deborah, Sarah and Christine as well as to the entire VLW team! Well done! Keep up the great work.

  3. Congratulations to VLW and to the individual reporters!!! Thanks to all of you who do a very fair job in reporting on issues relating to the law and the practice of law.

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