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Award Nominations

VFP will offer five awards this year. Four of the five awards are for individuals with the fifth award going to Chapter of the Year.
Read more about the award categories below.


Award Categories

The Gandhian Non-Violence Award 
The Veterans For Peace Gandhian Non-Violence Award is given to a member who best exemplifies the qualities of compassion and selfless service according to Mohandas K. Gandhi’s philosophy that the highest form of service is rooted in love and non-violence and “the best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in service to others.” Ideal candidates are those members who give themselves unselfishly in service to others in their personal lives, and in their communities. This award may also be given posthumously to Veteran or Associate members who have passed away since the previous convention.

Howard Zinn Lifetime Achievement Award

The Howard Zinn Lifetime Achievement Award is bestowed upon the person who has made significant and ongoing outstanding contributions to the cause of peace over their lifetime. This individual will have also made exceptional efforts to increase public awareness of the costs of war (via activism, teaching, writing, lecturing, the arts, music, film, stage, screen, or radio).

Service and Stewardship Award  The Service and Stewardship award is given to an individual or group who/which has performed exemplary service in support of the well-being of veterans and their families while advancing the culture of peace in their local community, nationally, or internationally.

Leadership in Peace Award

The Leadership in Peace Award is given to a person or an organization that has displayed initiative, inclusiveness, and tireless perseverance in moving the mission of Veterans For Peace forward locally, nationally, and/or internationally.

Chapter of the Year Award 

The VFP Chapter of the Year Award uplifts the work of those chapters that best exemplify the five criteria set forth by the awards committee (media exposure, honors, chapter growth, community service, and activism). Chapters are invited to nominate themselves and self-report their activities to the awards committee on the nominations form.

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