40 Under 40

What is 40 Under 40?

40 Under 40 is a recognition program that honors the achievements of young professionals who are making a significant impact in their field. Each year, a new class of honorees is selected by a panel of judges.

The criteria for selection include professional accomplishments, community involvement, and commitment to mentorship. Honorees must be under the age of 40 as of December 31st of the year they are nominated.

Nominations for the 40 Under 40 Awards are open to the public. Nominators can be anyone – friends, colleagues, mentors, or family members. Self-nominations are also accepted.

To be considered for the award, nominees must submit a completed application, which includes an essay component. The application deadline is typically in early spring.

The 40 Under 40 Awards are presented at a gala event held each year in May. Honorees receive a trophy and are featured in a special edition of the magazine.

The 40 Under 40 Awards were created by Chicago magazine in 1992. Since then, the program has expanded to include other cities across the United States.