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7TH VETTYS NOMINATIONS
Nomination submissions for the 7th Annual Veterans Awards are now open. 

CAREGIVER 

The responsibilities of veteran caregivers can become incredibly overwhelming—mentally, emotionally, and physically. Therefore, the role of caregiver advocates and organizations that assist caregivers to ensure the well-being of our veterans who suffer from visible and invisible wounds, has become an essential service in our community. 

The award for this category shall be given to an organization chosen by the community for its impactful service within the caregiver space. The winner of the  Caregiver category will be announced the night of the Vettys®. 

MENTAL HEALTH

This award shall be given to an organization, business entity, or program. The body of work for such entities should reflect beyond exceptional quality of public service in the mental health arena. Mental health is a significant issue among our veterans community in extensive need of our attention. The Academy of United States Veterans values the tireless work that organizations and businesses put into serving our veterans in regards to mental health and at the same time demonstrating such valor which reflects into our nations communities as well. Nomination submissions for the Mental Health category are open to the public. After nominations are closed and AUSV members vote, the nominations are then narrowed down to the top three candidates. Members of the community will vote and will then choose a winner. The winner of the Mental Health category will be announced the night of the Vettys®.

LEADERSHIP

The Leadership Award is our highest recognition for individual achievement and is awarded annually. This award acknowledges and celebrates exemplary leadership that has a significant and positive impact on advancing the cause of veterans across the board. This year's award will focus on leaders who have exhibited exemplary leadership in the area of mental and suicide prevention. 

SUICIDE PREVENTION

This award shall be given to an organization, business entity, or program. The body of work for such entities should reflect beyond exceptional quality of public service in the suicide prevention arena. Suicideis a significant issue among our veterans community in extensive need of our attention. The Academy of United States Veterans values the tireless work that organizations and businesses put into serving our veterans in regards to suicide prevention and at the same time demonstrating such valor which reflects into our nations communities as well. Nomination submissions for the Suicide Prevention category are open to the public. After nominations are closed and AUSV members vote, the nominations are then narrowed down to the top three candidates. Members of the community will vote and will then choose a winner. The winner of the Suicide Prevention category will be announced the night of the Vettys®.

POST-TRAUMATIC STRESS

The Post-Traumatic Stress category is intended to honor and recognize outstanding service at the local, state, national or global level in addressing issues of Post Traumatic Stress. 

 

Nominees may be nominated for time given to the cause, as well as significantly impacting the public and enhancing the progress of awareness concerning the impacts of trauma within or outside of the military community. Nominees may be nominated for new programming developed for consumers, changes effected or input given into critical PTS issues. 

RULES 

Unless otherwise noted, nomination submissions for all categories will close on August 30, 2021 at 5 PM EST. 

Submission for nomination does not guarantee selection. Nomination submissions are reviewed by members of the Academy of United States Veterans. top 3 entities from each category will be selected by AUSV members. Once nominations are announced, public voting will begin to select the winner of the category. 

Voting limit is one vote per IP address. 

Email addresses submitted by voters will be verified. Votes with incorrect or unverifiable email addresses will not be counted. 

The nominated organizations that do not have a C-level executive or an officer present at the  Annual Veterans Awards will be eliminated from the competition. 

The nominee that receives the highest number of valid votes in each category, as determined by Administrator, will be deemed the potential winner of the category; provided that in the event of technical or reporting difficulties with the Voting Methods, or in the event two or more nominees receive the same number of votes such that the finalists and/or winner(s) cannot be determined, or for any other reason AUSV deems appropriate, AUSV reserves the right to make the final determination as to which of the nominees will be declared the winner of the category. 

Each nominated entity is responsible to campaign and seek votes from the members of their community. AUSV will make proper banners and social media material available for each category. 

AUSV, VETTY INC, and each of their respective direct or indirect parents, subsidiaries, related and affiliated entities and persons, and each of their respective agents, officers, directors, employees,  managers, members, contractors, and their respective successors, licensees and assigns, and any other entity involved in the development, administration, promotion, or implementation of any Voting Method and these Official Voting Rules (collectively, the "Released Parties") are not responsible for and shall not be liable for: difficulties, failures or malfunctions of computers, phones (including wireless phones/handsets) tablets and/or other devices, phone lines or telephone systems or other communications malfunctions; cellular equipment towers, telephone systems or wireless services; interrupted or unavailable networks, applications or servers; miscommunications, failed computer hardware or software or other technical failures; garbled, lost, misrouted or scrambled transmissions; any error, omission, interruption, defect or delay in any transmission, communication or report; traffic congestion or for any technical or other problem which may cause the voting to be disrupted or corrupted.

NOMINATIONS KEY DATES 

Nomination submission open on July 7, 2021. 

Nomination submission portal closes on August 30, 2021. 

Nominees for the 7th Annual Veterans Awards will be announced on September 20, 2021. 

Public voting will begin on September 20, 2021. 

Public voting closes on December 30, 2021. 

Winners of the 7th Annual Veterans Awards will be announced on January 22, 2022 in Las Vegas. 

HOMELESSNESS

This award honors and celebrates entities that raise awareness about and advance solutions to homelessness and poverty. The award is presented to innovative change-makers who are fighting for a future where those who are less fortunate have various paths and resources to have a place they can call home. This award can be submitted for an individual, organization, and or program. 

JUSTICE

This award is presented to entities that identify justice-involved resources and platforms for veterans in order to facilitate access to services that can lead to their personal and public health at the earliest possible point. Veterans Justice category will highlight the accomplishments of entities that build and maintain partnerships between the VA and key elements of the civil, federal, and criminal justice system.