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Seven Days Wins 25 Awards in Regional Media Competition

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Photo of Riverbank Church, featured in the story, "Good News? Evangelicals Are 'Planting' Dozens of Churches in Vermont's Rocky Soil" - COURTESY OF CHRIS GOEPPNER
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  • Photo of Riverbank Church, featured in the story, "Good News? Evangelicals Are 'Planting' Dozens of Churches in Vermont's Rocky Soil"
Seven Days, Vermont’s free, independent newsweekly, won nine first-place awards in this year’s New England Better Newspaper Competition — including top honors in investigative, history, social issue and religious issue reporting. The paper also won nine second-place and seven third-place awards — 25 total.

The contest is organized by the New England Newspaper & Press Association; winners were announced at NENPA’s annual convention — held virtually this year — on April 8. This competition is the largest and most comprehensive journalism recognition program in New England.

Seven Days’ first-place awards included:



  • Investigative Reporting: “Guarded Secrets: Claims of Sexual Misconduct, Drug Use Plague a Vermont Prison for Women” by Paul Heintz
  • Arts and Entertainment Reporting: “Public Libraries Adapt to the 21st Century … and Uphold Democracy” by Seven Days staff
  • History Reporting: “Refugee Who Survived the 'Voyage of the Damned' Says 'People Haven't Learned Anything'” by Colin Flanders
  • Excellence in Newsroom Collaboration: “Worse for Care” by Derek Brouwer and Andrea Suozzo
  • Social Issue Feature: “HOWLing at the Moon: A Women's Collective Grapples With a Gender-Fluid Future” by Chelsea Edgar
  • Reporting on Religious Issue: “Good News? Evangelicals Are 'Planting' Dozens of Churches in Vermont's Rocky Soil” by Chelsea Edgar
  • Headline Writing: Seven Days Staff
  • Sports Video: “Stuck in Vermont: Green Mountain Athletic Association 10K in Scenic Charlotte” by Eva Sollberger
  • Feature Video: “Stuck in Vermont: The Downes Family Recovers From COVID-19” by Eva Sollberger

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