Thank you to everyone who contributed to our Valentine’s Day campaign! This year, we asked for stories with a local love angle, everything from special romantic locales to unique regional celebrations, contributors showed the rich and wide-ranging ways love exists in their communities. If you haven’t had a chance already, you can check out all the stories here.
🏆 Editor’s Pick
Sweet Home Sarasota by Christine Williams
It didn't take long for Sarasota to capture Christine's heart, as she writes in this love letter to her new home. Full of original pictures of Hart's Landing, Christine takes us on a tour through her favorite Sarasota places, including the historic district, Bayfront Park, and the Ringling Causeway bridge.
⭐️ Star Contributor
Vince Martellacci published 6 articles for the Local Love Content Campaign, including one about an extraordinary wildlife Valentine's Day celebration in Walnut Creek and another that featuring an original interview with the Clayton romance author, Chloe Laube.
🎗 1 Top Story
In the most-read story of the content campaign, contributor Pen 2 Paper details the enduring relationship between Marcus and Rachel — an interracial couple living in Detroit, Michigan, and the author's grandparents. As Pen 2 Paper writes, the couple's story was one "of hope and resilience, of two people who found each other in a world that often tried to tear them apart."
Congratulations to all the winners and stay tuned for our next content campaign!