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The annual Virginia Statewide Neighborhood Conference Awards Program recognizes the accomplishments of outstanding neighborhood organizations and civic individuals from across the Commonwealth who work diligently to enhance the quality of life in their communities. Submissions should address environmental, social, physical and/or economic issues determined to be of importance to the neighborhood. Bonus points will be awarded to submissions that incorporate all four of the aforementioned areas in an integrated manner.

The following four (4) NEIGHBORHOOD AWARD categories are available for recognition:

  • PROJECT OF THE YEAR: Effort that has made a significant impact on a neighborhood. This project can be the work of an individual or group.
  • ADVOCATE OF THE YEAR: Individual who has had a significant impact on their community during the past year. Individuals who have participated in one or multiple projects/roles are eligible. Individuals whose service is defined by its longevity are most appropriate for this award.
  • YOUTH INDIVIDUAL EFFORT OF THE YEAR: Effort of a youth individual that has made a significant impact or contribution on their community during the past year.
  • YOUTH GROUP EFFORT OF THE YEAR - Youth group effort that has made a significant impact or contribution on their community during the past year.

Eligibility requirements and application guidelines from the VSNC website must be met to be considered for a 2019 VSNC award. All award nominees will be encouraged to register to attend the 20th Annual Virginia Statewide Neighborhood Conference taking place in Roanoke, Virginia on September 12-14, 2019. During the conference’s 2019 Awards Program on Saturday, September 14th, all award finalists and winners will be featured and announced. First Place award winners may be asked to present a 5-minute summary of their successful award submission during the ceremony.

To be considered, nominations must be submitted by completing a 2019 VSNC Awards Nomination Application Form.

To be considered, all award entries MUST BE RECEIVED by June 30, 2019.

Submissions received after the deadline will not be considered. So please submit early!! Electronic submissions preferred. Please email to: sblackwell@hampton.gov or mail to submissions (postmarked by June 25th ) to:

ATTN: Shellae Blackwell, VSNC, Inc.
Community Development 5th Floor
22 Lincoln Street
Hampton, Virginia 23669
Phone (757) 727-6282