2022 SSDP Award Nominations
SSDP is seeking input from our network on award nominations. If you wish to nominate a chapter or an individual for an award, please fill out this form. We will be keeping the final number of nominees for each award between 5 and 6, so due to the volume of suggestions we may receive, not all nominations may make it to the final list. The deadline to submit your nomination is Friday, April 15th, 2022. Individual nominees must be members of the SSDP community (student, youth member, chapter member, alumni, etc).

Awards and descriptions:

Rising Star (individual) - Rockstar individual in their first year

Rising Star (chapter) - Rockstar chapter in its first year

Morgan Lesko Online Activism - Individual or chapter with outstanding web presence, creative or exceptional online work, including social media

Outstanding Alumnus in Service to Drug Policy - Alum who has gone above and beyond in service to drug policy reform

A. Kathryn Parker Outstanding Alumnus in Service to SSDP - Alum who has gone above and beyond in service to SSDP

Fundraising award - individual or chapter that has made significant achievement(s) in fundraising for their chapter or other activism

Social Justice Award (formerly intersectionality committee award) - Outstanding individual member, chapter, or alum who has contributed significantly towards furthering social justice in SSDP and the greater Harm Reduction and drug policy reform communities

Outstanding Activist - For an individual student or youth member

Outstanding Organizer - For an individual student or youth member

Outstanding Chapter - self-explanatory

Eric E. Sterling Lifetime Achievement Award - Alum who has accomplished a lot after their SSDP involvement

Unsung Hero Award - member of our network that has not often received deserved recognition

Grace Under Fire Award - member of our network that has handled a difficult situation with grace

Randy Hencken Award for Saving Our Asses - someone who helped the organization solve a serious problem

Luis Montoya Leadership Award - created in 2021 to recognize Luis Montoya's incredible leadership as Interim ED, meant for an individual who shows bold leadership above and beyond during a crisis

If you would like to nominate the same person for multiple awards, submit through this form again.
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Email *
First name of Nominee *
Last name of Nominee *
Which award are you nominating them for? *
In at least 50 words, please state why you wish to nominate this individual/chapter for this award. *
Please be thorough. If your statement is less than 50 words or is not sufficiently explanatory, we may not consider your nominee.
Your first name *
Your last name *
Your SSDP involvement *
Year in which you first got involved with SSDP *
Anything else you'd like to add?
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