The Screening Committee shall review the nominations and forward the names of individuals most deserving of consideration to the Honors Court. The Honors Court may consider additional individuals not on the nomination list.
Any Hall of Fame candidate must have a minimum of four (4) years of residency in the state of Virginia, or must have achieved national or international recognition while attending a state college or university.
In the event of exceptional national or international achievement, the Honors Court may waive any part of the requirements as deemed necessary.
Meet the requirements of one (1) of the following three (3) classifications
Professional – Participated for a minimum of ten (10) years at the professional level of competition.
International – Participated for his/her country at the international level of competition.
Collegiate – Participated at the collegiate level while attending a state college or university.
Overall Contributions to the Game—non-athlete whose overall contributions to the game have extended a minimum of twenty (20) years.
Veterans—athlete or contributor must be at least fifty-five (55) years of age, and distinguished himself or herself at intercollegiate, international, or professional level.
Media—must have a minimum of ten (10) years of significant contribution to sports in Virginia. Candidates may be active or retired media members.
A seventy-five percent (75%) vote is required for selection. Candidates will be selected from the classifications as follows;
- Professional (3)
- International (1)
- Collegiate (1)
In the event this criterion is not obtained, the Honors Court will select five (5) candidates from the designated categories by popular vote.Overall Contributions to the Game–A seventy-five percent (75%) vote is required for selection. In the event this criterion is not obtained, the Honors Court will select one (1) candidate by popular vote.
Veterans—The President will appoint a Veterans Committee, which will include the Chairman of the Board, President, and Vice Chair. A seventy-five percent (75%) vote is required for selection. In the event this criterion is not obtained, the Veterans Committee will select one (1) candidate by popular vote.
Media—A seventy-five percent (75%) vote is required for selection. In the event this criterion is not obtained, the Honors Court may select one (1) candidate by popular vote.
A nomination shall remain active for a period of five (5) years. In the event that such nomination has not been selected for induction, the nomination will become inactive and must be resubmitted.
A nomination may be carried over on the final ballot for no more than two (2) years, at which time he/she must be re-nominated.
Nominations for election into the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame shall be in the hands of the President by September 1 of any year.
The Annual Hall of Fame Ceremony will be held at a place selected by the Board of Directors.Efforts shall be made by the President to officially contact and have the selectees present, with a three (3) year limitation for the honoree to be so inducted. In the case of deceased inductees, an immediate family member is not required to be present to accept on behalf of the deceased inductee. Following the three (3) year period the proposed inductee name must be re-submitted as if he or she were a new proposed candidate for induction into the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame. Travel expenses should be considered the responsibility of the inductee.