Submissions Open for Made In Virginia Awards


Submissions are now open for Virginia Living magazine’s tenth annual Made in Virginia Awards.   You can enter Virginia-made products for a chance to be spotlighted in the December issue of Virginia Living magazine and for the opportunity to be featured in the Virginia Living eStore.   The Made in Virginia Awards recognize all the skills, talents, and creative juices that Virginia makers have to offer by highlighting the tastiest, niftiest, most innovative commodities made in Virginia.

The awards are open to any Virginia-based business whose products are manufactured in the state and will be available for retail purchase November 1 through December 31, 2021, at minimum.
Categories include: Food, Drink (alcoholic or non-alcoholic), Style & Beauty, and Home & Lifestyle.

Submissions are open until Friday, July 2.  All entries must be received through an online form.  A sample must be submitted for each product and photos and descriptions are also required of all products.

After a thorough review and judging by the editorial staff, winners will be notified in mid-July.

For more information, or to access the online entry form, go to

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Bonnie Ralston

Bonnie Ralston is the Assistant Station Coordinator at WVLS and a Highland County news reporter. She began volunteering at Allegheny Mountain Radio in the fall of 2005. In 2006 she became an AMR employee and worked in Bath County for eight years as the WCHG Station Coordinator and then as the news reporter there. She began working in radio while in college and has stayed connected to radio, in one way or another, for more than thirty years. She grew up in Staunton, Virginia, while spending a lot of time on her family’s farm in Deerfield, Virginia. She enjoys spending time outside, watching old TV shows and movies and tending to her chickens.

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