Annually since 1964, the Society of Professional Journalists Virginia Pro Chapter has gathered to honor a journalist or friend of journalism of exceptional character and dedication to the craft.
The award initially was called the George Mason Award, named for the politician and aristocrat who championed the First Amendment and other rights in the founding documents of Virginia and the United States. In 2022, the honor was renamed as the SPJVA Lifetime Achievement Award.
The award honors a person who “has made outstanding contributions to Virginia journalism.” You may nominate yourself or someone else by completing this form or sending material to email@example.com. The deadline for nominations for the 2022 SPJVA Lifetime Achievement Award is Nov. 30, 2022.