The news site was recognized at the VPA’s annual conference in April.
Entries for the annual conference are submitted and judged under various categories, including multimedia features and online videos.
“We are honored to be recognized by the Virginia Press Association this year,” What’s Up Prince William Publisher ST Billingsley said. “We look forward to continue providing good news to neighbors.”
Here is more information about which stories placed:
Feature Series 2 (1st Place)
- Community Conversations: SOWW provides respite for wounded warriors & their families
- Community Conversations: Serve Our Willing Warriors provides a getaway for “warriors” & their families
- A beautiful respite stay for warriors & their families in Haymarket
Investigative Reporting Submission 1 (1st Place)
- Alliance to Save Carver Road secures $30K in funding, plans to wage legal battle against Dominion power lines
- Carver Road residents prepare for Saturday protest in front of Dominion facility
- Dominion files response with SCC, refutes claims on transmission line project
Public Safety Body of Work (1st Place)
- Town of Dumfries gets new Chief of Police
- Prince William police chief talks body-worn cameras, expanding, immigration at community meeting
- Prince William police share experiences from disaster relief trip to Puerto Rico
Feature Series 1 (2nd Place)
- Woodbridge veteran to swim 220 miles for suicide awareness
- Woodbridge veteran completes 220-mile swim to raise suicide awareness
Stonebridge Wall Takes a Tumble (2nd Place)
Stonebridge Wall Photo (2nd Place)
Hurricane Animal Rescue (3rd Place)
Chief Barry Barnard Photo (3rd Place)
What’s Up Prince William is a media outlet funded by B&W Associates, which owns automotive repair shops in Prince William County. The automotive division established What’s Up Prince William as a way to give back to the community.
What’s Up Prince William seeks to inform readers about community news as well as focus on non-profits at no charge to them.