6th Annual V3 Awards

The Virginia Values Veterans (V3) Program is pleased to announce that the 6th Annual V3 Awards will be presented in conjunction with the Virginia Chamber of Commerce Annual Workforce Conference on September 25, 2018. These awards will recognize V3-certified companies and strategic partners for their ongoing commitment to creating and increasing employment opportunities for Veterans in Virginia.

Governor Ralph S. Northam will present these awards to individuals and organizations for their contributions to the V3 Program, to the Veteran population, and “The Way Ahead” for Virginia. The following awards will be presented.

Applications are now open! The application deadline is July 20, 2018.

This will be the 2nd year for the Trailblazer Award for the V3 Company that exemplifies outstanding support for Virginia’s Veterans in all award categories. 

V3 Governor’s Award

This award will be presented to companies whose Veteran hiring efforts have gone above and beyond, as demonstrated by the total number of annual hires and percentage of Veteran staffing.This award will be presented based on V3-Certified Companies’ submitted quarterly hiring reports.  This award will be broken down into the following subcategories:

    • Enterprise Company (1,001+ Employees)
    • Large Company (501-1,000 Employees)
    • Medium (51-300 Employees)
    • Small (1-50 Employees)

V3 Triumph Award

This award will be presented to one V3- Certified Company demonstrates the “Most Transformative Hiring Process”.

Click HERE to apply!


V3 Readiness Award

This award will be presented to one V3- Certified Company demonstrates the “Best Workforce Readiness Initiative” by submitting supporting documentation for application questions or by submitting a written essay detailing your company’s on-boarding and work readiness programs.

Click HERE to apply!


V3 Advancement Award

This award will be presented to one V3- Certified Company demonstrates the “Best in Career Development” by submitting supporting documentation for application questions. This award will feature a company’s ability to effectively utilize re-training programs for their Veteran workforce.

Click HERE to apply!


V3 Breakthrough Award

This award will be presented to one V3- Certified Company demonstrates the “Most Innovative Veteran Retention Program Award” by submitting supporting documentation for application questions. This award will feature a company’s ability to effectively utilize retaining programs for their Veteran workforce.

Click HERE to apply!


V3 MVP Award

This award will be presented to one V3- Certified Company demonstrates the “Most Inspiring Workplace Culture” by submitting supporting documentation for application questions. This award will showcase one V3-Certified Company’s company and employee culture.

Click HERE to apply!


V3 Impact Award

This award will be presented to one V3- Certified Company that goes above and beyond to make a positive and long-lasting “Community Impact”. Companies can apply for this award by submitting supporting documentation for application questions.

Click HERE to apply!


V3 Influencer Award

This award will be presented to one V3- Certified Company that promotes Veteran employment and the V3 Program. This award showcases the “Best Veteran Marketing Strategy” on various public communication platforms. Companies can apply for this award by submitting supporting documentation for application questions.

Click HERE to apply!


V3 Phoenix Award

This award will be presented to one V3- Certified Company that went above and beyond to support a Veteran employed by their company or a military job-seeker applying to enter their workforce.

Click HERE to apply!


New Awards for 2018!

V3 Secretary Award (*Only Virginia State Agencies can apply) 
This award will be presented to one V3- Certified Company that promotes Veteran employment and the V3 Program. This award showcases the “Best Veteran Marketing Strategy” on various public communication platforms. Companies can apply for this award by submitting supporting documentation for application questions.

Click HERE to apply!


V3 Locality Award (*Only Virginia localities and subsidies can apply)
This award will be presented to one V3- Certified Locality through V3’s partnership with the Virginia Municipal League (VML). 

Click HERE to apply!


V3  Ambassador Award (*Only V3 Certified Companies can apply)
This award will be presented to one V3- Certified Company that promotes the Virginia Values Veterans Program, by successfully recruiting new partners. 

Click HERE to apply!


#WhyVirginia Award (*Only V3 Certified Companies can apply)
Hurry up and begin filming your company’s #WhyVirginia video to showcase why Virginia is the number one state in America for Veterans to live and work! This award will be presented to one V3- Certified Company that best depicts why Virginia is number one or tells a story from a Virginia Veteran about why he or she chose Virginia.

Click HERE to apply!