In honor of Virginia Currents 25th Anniversary, the Community Idea Stations is hosting a photo contest from October to April, encouraging community members to share their own “Virginia Stories.” Each month a “Featured Artist” will announce a theme and share an example photo and short story.
UPDATE as of September 23, 2015:
EVENT CANCELLATION: Unfortunately, due to a misunderstanding about the schedule during First Fridays, the Virginia Currents Photo Contest Launch Party, originally scheduled for Friday October 2nd from 5:30 p.m. has been CANCELLED.
Note: The Virginia Currents 25th Anniversary Photo Contest is still ON. We're still looking forward to seeing your photos and stories. Stay tuned for more information about the contest.
The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention brings together thousands of people in Virginia to shed light on suicide risk factors and mental illness in “Out of the Darkness” walks. Virginia Currents shares some poignant thoughts from those who have lost loved ones to suicide.
Photographer Mark Mitchell and his assistant Caroline Martin record the stories of war veterans for a portrait project called “When We Were Young.” Having served during WWII and the Korean wars, these veterans share stories that reflect times of bravery, tragedy, dedication, duty, solidarity, and even humor. The Virginia Currents crew left the photo/interview session touched by the moving accounts of these humble and proud war veterans.
The first episode of the 24th season of Virginia Currents features recently retired NFL player, Michael Robinson. He joined the Virginia Currents crew at his alma mater, Varina High School, to talk about the importance of giving back to the community that gave him his start.
Virginia Currents recently won a “Best Segment in a Magazine Program” Emmy® for the “George Dennehy – A Story of Inspiration” feature. The story was produced and edited by Patty Nevadomski, and the videographers were Mike Rogers and Carroll Smith. This was the only nominee out of 9 entries for this category.