Crain’s 20 In Their 20s nominations are open – Consumer News

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8 January 2018 | 10:00 am

Nominate a rising star

Find our 2018 nomination form here.

Coming in May: Crain’s Chicago Business will single out 20 area professionals who stand out already in business, law, real estate, civic life or culture — and who haven’t turned 30 yet. And while their names may not be familiar to our readers now, we’re looking for those who will be impactful in the future.

Help us out. Do you know of a 20-something (or an incredibly accomplished teen) who lives in the area who is a game-changer? Perhaps she has started a company or is shaking up an existing enterprise (in a good way). Perhaps he already has had an impact through politics, philanthropy or civic service. Or maybe this is simply someone whose star shines so bright it’s hard to ignore.

The deadline to complete the nomination form is January 17, 2018, at 11:59 p.m.


All your questions answered


Who’s eligible?Anyone working in the Chicago area who will be 29 or younger as of May 14, 2018.

What are the criteria?We look for a cross-section of up-and-comers from the wide range of industries we cover — technology, real estate, health care, finance, etc. — who have accomplished something notable in the past year. We give special consideration, too, to activities outside of professional responsibilities, such as philanthropic involvement or side businesses.

How do I nominate someone?Simply fill out this online nomination form. Please note that there is a $99 nomination fee.

What’s the deadline for nominations?Wednesday, January 17, 2018 at 11:59 p.m. No outside nominations will be accepted after this date.

Can I fax or mail in my nomination?No. Only submissions that come to us via the online form will be accepted.

Can I call you to make sure you got my e-mail?We receive hundreds of nominations each year. Please resist the urge to make follow-up calls or send emails.

When does the section appear in print?May 14, 2018.

Can I see examples of who was named a 20 In Their 20 this past year?Sure. Here you go: http://www.chicagobusiness.com/20s.



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