2019 (Awards to be presented October, 2020)
2018 (Awards presented September, 2019)
2016 (Awards presented October, 2017)
2015 (Awards presented November, 2016)
2014 (Awards presented November, 2015)
2013 (Awards presented December, 2014):
2012 (Awards presented September, 2013):
2011 (Awards presented September, 2012):
2010 (Awards presented in 2011)
2009 (Awards presented in September, 2010):
AWARDS TO BE CONSIDERED ARE FOR THE PERIOD OF JANUARY 1 – DECEMBER 31 OF THE PREVIOUS YEAR ONLY.
Nominees must be VRPS members at the time of the award application submission as well as the Awards Ceremony.
Nomination fees must be paid via credit card when completing the online nomination process.
Each award nomination is $35 through May 31, 2020. Nominations received 6/1-7/15/2020 will be $45 each.
VRPS Awards Committee reserves the right to re-direct entries into appropriate categories. Incorrect submissions for population divisions will not be redirected or awarded. Decisions are final.
Nominations for joint projects must be submitted separately by each agency and combine populations from each submitting agency. Each agency must upload the supporting document and pay the nomination fee.
There is a 25 MB file upload maximum per submission – to include census and nomination documentation.
The official nomination should be attached as a single PDF file and address all criteria. Supporting materials such as buttons, shirts, signs, banners, etc. should be photographed and also uploaded in a separate, single PDF file.
Please prepare 100 words or less that concisely state as to why the nominee should be considered. This verbiage will be entered in the online awards submission form.
When submitting your official nomination, include a single PDF write-up of 1000 words or less, clearly identifying each selection criteria as well as any supporting photos or video links.
Please embed high-quality photos (300 dpi minimum).
Nominations for individual awards must include one photo of the nominee.
To enter a video as part of your nomination, please provide a complete URL on the nomination form where requested; this URL is where the video resides and is viewable by the public. Please remember that the video must remain publicly viewable at this URL address through September 30.
Cities and Counties use 2019 population information and towns use 2018 population information.
2019 Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service Virginia Population Estimates must be obtained from https://demographics.coopercenter.org/virginia-population-estimates . VRPS Awards & Citations Committee recommends using the Data Table option on the population homepage; be sure to upload 2019 estimates. Once you generate your population information for your city or county, please save it as a PDF. You will upload this information only once as part of the Official Nomination Form online.