By celebrating achievement and excellence, the Black 40 under 40 seek to recognize and honor young professionals. Achievement Awards will be given in 15 distinct categories; one Impact Award will be given to someone who has displayed outstanding leadership toward the YP demographic.
Winners will receive:
The deadline to submit a nomination is Thursday March 30th 2018 at 12:00 am.
All applications must be submitted through the electronic 2018 Black 40 under 40 Application form, which is only available through the nomination link. All application submissions must be submitted electronically by 5:00 pm on Thursday April 12th, 2018 . Any late submissions will not be considered.
If you have questions about nominations or the application process, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Black 40 under 40 will be held in May.
The Black 40 under 40 Awards are open to individuals under the age of 40 who live or work in the Metro Nashville and Atlanta areas. An applicant’s 40th birthday must be after the application deadline of March 30th, 2018. The Nashville area is comprised of Davidson, Cheatham, Dickson, Maury, Montgomery, Robertson, Rutherford, Sumner, Williamson and Wilson counties. The Atlanta area is comprised of Fulton, Cherokee, Forsyth, Dekab, Gwinnett, Cobb and Clayton.
If you, as an applicant, feel that you fit into more than one industry, please choose the best fit, as only one application will be accepted per person. The Black 40under40 program manager and judging chair of your selected industry reserve the right to move your application to another industry. In the event that this happens, the applicant will be contacted immediately.
The following individuals are not eligible to apply:
Spouses and immediate family of these individuals are only eligible to apply in an industry not judged by their spouse/family member.
Black 40 under 40 Awards will be given in each of the following industry categories:
It is the responsibility of each applicant to ensure that his/her application is correct and complete. Judges reserve the right to disqualify any applicant for lack of completion of the required information.
Links to the electronic application will be emailed to each nominee. You must be nominated to receive this link.
Your application must include:
If you are having difficulty completing the electronic form, please contact us at email@example.com.
Applications will go through two rounds of judging based on the applicant’s answers to each question; level of professional achievement; demonstrated leadership; and community impact. Black40under40 recipients in each industry will be determined by a selection committee comprised of a diverse group of community leaders and industry experts within each of the 15 categories. All applicants will receive notification in April of the finalists in each industry.