Awards Information

To recognize outstanding contributions from within the membership of VACP we are pleased to announce a series of awards designed to recognize and highlight contributions and special service of VACP members who have gone above and beyond the call of duty in service to the profession and association. Below you will find information related to submission deadlines, award criteria and other relevant information. If you have additional questions please reach out to the VACP office at [email protected]

Award Nominations Period

  • November 1- December 31  - Nominations Open
    • Submit nominations HERE
    • Self-nominations accepted
    • All awards will only be issues once to a member or individual
  • January 1 – February 15 – Awards committee to review and select award winners
  • March 1 – Award Winners notified
  • April – Awards presented during VACP Spring Convention.
    • Award winners provided with complimentary registration and 1 night hotel accommodations.


Early Career Contributions to Psychology

  • Awarded to a psychologist, early in their career, who has made outstanding contributions to VACP and/or the profession of psychology. To qualify the candidate should have received their doctoral degree in the past 10 years. 

Outstanding Contributions to VACP

  • Awarded to an individual who has made significant contributions to the VACP. The meritorious performance may be in a wide variety of areas such as legislative advocacy, outstanding CEU contributions, etc. They may be over the course of a year or longer. 

Psychologist of the Year

  • Presented to a psychologist who has made significant contributions to the profession of psychology in the immediate past year. Since this award is presented at the Spring Conference, the period of consideration for the award is January 1 through December 31 of the year preceding the Spring Conference. The contribution may be to VACP or psychology in general at the local, state or national level. 

Lifetime Achievement Award

  • Awarded to an individual who has made extremely significant contributions to VACP and the profession of psychology during their career. At a minimum they should have served as a psychologist and made contributions for at least 20 years to be considered for this award.