VCOG calls for 2013 OpenGov Awards nominees

From Virginia Coalition for Open Government: Each year the Virginia Coalition for Open Government presents awards at our annual conference to recognize contributions to open government in Virginia. We recognize efforts made by citizens, the news media and government.

Last year’s awards went to retiring Sen. Harry Blevins, for his work in setting up better access to Virginia’s vital records; the staff of the Daily Cavalier (pictured at right), UVA’s student newspaper, for their coverage of the leadership crisis at the school last summer; and the Concerned Citizens of Giles County, for their lawsuit against the town of Glen Lyn to open open records showing a too-cozy relationship between town officials and a local business.

We are currently seeking nominations for our 2013 awards, which will be presented Friday, Dec. 6, at VCOG’s annual conference in Williamsburg.

To nominate a citizen, media outlet or government employee or official, please fill out the form below, or send an email to

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