Thank you for your interest.  Nominations for the 2017 awards are closed.


  • The nominee must be 39 years or younger as of Dec. 31, 2017 and must be aware of their nomination.
  • All nominations must be received by Oct. 3, 2017.

At the Nominate Now form below, we ask you to submit the following:

  • Nomination form
  • Copy of nominee’s resumé
  • One-page description of why you think nominee should be selected. Be as specific as you can, and remember the judges do not know your nominee as well as you do.

Make your nomination the best it can be.

The five 20 under 40 judges use the following criteria to evaluate each nominee, awarding a maximum of 80 points to a potential winner.

  • Career achievement to-date (20 points)
  • Commitment to excellence in career (10 points)
  • Leadership within company and/or industry (10 points)
  • Commitment to business growth (10 points)
  • Involvement in community activities (20 points)
  • Leadership in community organizations (10 points)

Tips for nominators:

Ask the person you are nominating to give you an updated resumé that includes their community service, and upload it with your nomination.

Before writing a nomination letter, ask the person about other accomplishments in their career or the community in addition to the way you may know them. You might learn some things you didn’t know! In crafting your nomination, consider these common characteristics of previous 20 under 40 honorees:

  • Successful in their chosen field
  • Make a significant contribution to their company or employer
  • Character, involvement and achievement are consistent themes in their lives
  • Committed to professional excellence and the community
  • Involved in community activities
  • Innovative

Thank you for your interest.  Nominations for the 2017 awards are closed.