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Do you know anyone who champions human rights in the city?

VIRGINIA BEACH — Nominations for the 25th Annual Human Rights Awards Ceremony are being accepted now through Feb. 1 by the Virginia Beach Human Rights Commission.

The VBHRC recognizes noteworthy individuals and groups who have aided in the understanding of cultural diversity and advocated for the human rights of the city’s residents, according to a news release from the commission.

The awards committee will evaluate nominees based on community involvement, initiatives and humanitarianism.

Eligible nominees are people living or working in Virginia Beach or anyone who have contributed to the promotion of human rights to benefit residents.

This year will commemorate 25 years of recognizing individuals or groups who serve our community, and the commission needs your help in continuing this legacy.

A nomination form must be attached to all entries, as well as at least two letters of endorsement to support the nomination.

For details and to obtain a Human Rights Award application, visit or

You can also call VBHRC Liaison, Kathy Hinson, at 757-385-1158.

All entries must be received by 5 p.m. on Feb. 1 via email, mail or hand-delivery. Submit completed applications in one of the following ways:

  • Email:
  • Mail or hand-deliver to:
    City of Virginia Beach/Department of Human Resources
    ATTENTION: Kathy Hinson/HRC Awards Program
    2424 Courthouse Drive, Building 18, Rm. 122
    Virginia Beach, VA 23456

Winners will be honored at the 25th Annual Human Rights Awards Ceremony on April 4.

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