2021 Top 40 Under 40 Nominations are Open

Welcome to the Nominations for the Style Weekly 2021 Top Forty Under 40 Awards!

We’re looking for Richmond’s doers, changers, dynamic leaders who don’t just talk the walk. Help us find the people younger than 40 who push our community to greater heights.

Nominees will be evaluated for their vision and leadership, innovation and achievements, and strategies for success, but emphasis will be placed on their community service including the impact of their volunteer work, their commitment and the diversity of interests and involvement. All nominees must be under the age of 40 on Oct. 19, 2021.

Due to the pandemic, we will not hold a public ceremony this year and we have a shorter window available for nominations. The deadline for nominations is 5 p.m., Sept. 1, 2021. Honorees will need to be available for photos during the months of September and October. Honorees will be featured in a special issue in late October.

Judging criteria: Judges are looking for persons under 40 who are making a positive impact in their respective field. Particularly candidates who are innovative leaders, mentors and role models who engage in a diversity of community support in the Richmond region.

How to enter

To enter the competition, you must email the form with “TOP 40 NOMINATION” in the subject to brent.baldwin@styleweekly.com​

If you have problems submitting this form, please contact us at brent.baldwin@styleweekly.com​.

Click here to download the 2021 Top 40 Under 40 nomination form


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