16 Awards Issued

More than 70 entries in VFW National Publications Contest

Thanks to all of the participants of the 2019 VFW National Publications Contest. Covering the 2018 calendar year, the contest garnered 75 entries, 19 more than last year.

Entries came in from 48 Posts/Districts and six Departments. There were two submissions for the “Best Magazine” category, and 19 submissions for “Best Feature Article.” Of the 75 entries, 16 placed.

Two non-VFW-affiliated journalism professionals served as judges for the competition. This is designed to guarantee impartiality and objectivity in the judging. 

The Checkpoint staff congratulates all entrants for their hard work and service to their respective members. The pool of entries this year proved to be very competitive.

If you have suggestions for how we can improve the National Publications Contest for 2020, write to us at VFW Publications Contest, 406 W. 34th Street, Suite 523, Kansas City, MO 64111.
Best Magazine

Grand Award:
Texas VFW News
Dan West, Editor

Silver Award:

NC VFW The Leader Magazine
Russ Chambers, Editor

Best Feature Article

Grand Award:
“VFW Salutes Service of WWII and Korean War Veterans”
David A. Sandman, Pennsylvania VFW News
Department of Pennsylvania

Silver Award: 
“Kitsap Cub Scout packs welcome first girl members”
Chris Henry, Kitsap Sun
Bremerton, W

Bronze Award: 
“Vet reminded he ‘was lucky one’”
Olivia Ingle, The (Dubois County) Herald
Otwell, Ind.

Department Publications

Large Frequency (printed 5+ times per year)

Grand Award:
Wisconsin VFW News
Marla J. Morgan, Editor

Silver Award:
The Oregon VFW News
Cheryl Campos, Editor 

Small Frequency (printed 1-4 times per year)

Grand Award:
Iowa Voice
Linda Jones, Editor

Silver Award:
Illinois VFW News
Michael DeRoss, Editor

Bronze Award:
Pennsylvania VFW News
David A. Sandman, Editor

District/Post Publications

Large Frequency (printed 5+ times per year)

Grand Award:
VFW Veterans Voice (Post 10818)
Ron Ramos, Editor
Department of Wisconsin

Silver Award:
Greenwood VFW Post 5864 Newsletter
Steve Milbourn, Editor
Department of Indiana

Bronze Award: 
VFW Post 2894 Newsletter
Chris Mulholland, Editor
Department of Virginia

Small Frequency (printed 1-4 times per year)

Grand Award:
VFW Post 2016 News
Ski Iworsky, Editor
Department of Massachusetts

Silver Award:
VFW Post 10406 and Auxiliary Official Newsletter
Allen Kochenderfer, Editor
Department of Wisconsin

Bronze Award: 
VFW Post 7319 Quarterly Newsletter
Jerry Seiner, Editor
Department of South Dakota