United Poultry Concerns -
23 April 2015
Story of United Poultry Concerns Wins Virginia Press Association Awards
"Great educational connection to the reader." - Virginia Press Association
At their annual awards banquet on Saturday, April 18, the Virginia Press
Association announced that Eastern Shore News reporter Jennifer Cording and
photographer Jay Diem won first-place awards for their Multimedia Feature Report
and Personality Portrait Photo of United Poultry Concerns and its president,
The story, set at UPC's headquarters & sanctuary in Machipongo, VA, and
published on November 17, 2014, was chosen for making a "Great educational
connection to the reader, as many folks eat poultry. Plenty of detail and nice
variety of imagery with good composition made for an effective multi-media
feature." The winning photo succeeded in "capturing a moment that shows the
subject's character. This photo stood out in this category because the
photographer did a great job sharing."
United Poultry Concerns is deeply honored by the award-winning opportunity
provided by Jennifer Cording, Jay Diem, and the Eastern Shore News to educate
the public and the Virginia Press Association about the beauty and plight of
chickens and turkeys, and our work on their behalf. We sincerely thank the
Virginia Press Association for the honor of these much-deserved awards. To view
the award-winning Multimedia feature, see:
Va. woman not chicken about making a stand for birds 18 November 2014.
Following our November interview, reporter Jennifer Cording's 7-year-old
daughter Ava drew this happy portrait of a hen and a rooster at our sanctuary
and presented it as a gift that we're delighted to share with you
- United Poultry Concerns
View Ava's drawing:
United Poultry Concerns is a nonprofit organization that promotes
the compassionate and respectful treatment of domestic fowl.
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