Forty Under 40 Awards
Lehigh Valley Business and sponsors will come together to celebrate 40 of the Greater Lehigh Valley’s most accomplished young businessmen and women who have been making headlines in their field and who share a commitment to business growth, professional excellence and to the community.
2021 Event Date: September 9, 2021
5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Nominations Deadline: June 11, 2021
Application Deadline: June 25, 2021NOMINATE
For questions, please contact our events team at firstname.lastname@example.org
Lehigh Valley Business is COVID conscious and will be making educated decisions on whether events are virtual or in-person per CDC recommendations and state and county guidance. For now, events for 2021 are moving forward as virtual but as soon as we can come back together in person to celebrate excellence we look forward to doing so.
Complete this form to nominate an individual for Lehigh Valley Business’ 2021 Forty Under 40 Awards. Please know that all fields are required.
Nominations are due Friday, June 11, 2021.
When the nomination form is completed, an automatically generated email will be sent to the nominee. To be considered for this award each nominee must complete an application. Each nominee has the opportunity to submit up to 3 letters of reference. These should be sent to email@example.com by the application deadline June 25, 2021.
The only information included in the judging packet will be a nomination, application and up to 3 letters of reference.
- – Must be employed in the Greater Lehigh Valley.
- – Must be 39 years old or younger on September 9, 2021.
- – May be nominated by self or another person.
- – May not be a previous Forty Under 40 award recipient.
- – Must work for a for-profit entity or a nonprofit organization.
Complete this form to apply to Lehigh Valley Business’ 2021 Forty Under 40 awards. Please know that all fields are required. Thank you for your time and contribution to the community. If you have any questions, contact our events team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applications must be submitted by June 25, 2021.
Each nominee has the opportunity to submit up to 3 letters of reference. These should be sent to email@example.com by the application deadline June 25, 2021.
- • Must be employed in the Greater Lehigh Valley
- • Must be 39 years old or younger on June 25, 2021
- • May be nominated by self or another person.
- • May not be a previous Forty Under 40 award recipient.
- • May not be a member of a judge’s immediate family.
Information provided on this form may be used by Lehigh Valley Business in the corresponding event publication.
How can I be considered for a Forty Under 40 award?
Nominations can be made by anyone, including yourself. An application is automatically emailed to all nominees and must be completed in order to be considered for this award. A letter of recommendation is not required, but is strongly encouraged to assist the judges in making their decision.
To be eligible, applicants must live in or work in either Berks, Carbon, Lehigh, lower Monroe, Montgomery, Northampton, upper Bucks, Schuylkill or Warren County.
How often can I be considered?
Forty Under 40 winners can only win one time. Second year nominations and applications will not be considered.
Who are the judges and what are they looking for when selecting the Forty Under 40 winners?
Winners are selected by an outside panel of judges that includes previous winners. Judges look at an individual’s professional accomplishments, community service and commitment to inspiring change. It is helpful to have at least one letter of recommendation from someone that can speak to all three of these achievements.
Where do I have to live to qualify for this award?
You must live or work in one of the following counties: Berks, Carbon, Lehigh, lower Monroe, Montgomery, Northampton, upper Bucks, Schuylkill.
Should I have a letter of recommendation sent?
Past judges have told us that the letter(s) of recommendation is helpful particularly when they are not familiar with the candidate. Up to 3 letters of recommendations can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please save all letters of recommendation as PDFs labeled with your name (or organization) led by the category or event you are being nominated for. The letter will be paired to your application when it is received.
Do the winners have to say something?
Winners do not speak live during the event, but will be contacted to be profiled in a multi-media video that will be aired during the event.
I’m a Forty Under 40 award winner, what now?
Sit tight, a member of our team will contact you soon with any additional details.
If I’m a winner, do I need to purchase a ticket?
You do not need to purchase a ticket for yourself as an honoree. All other attendees must purchase a ticket. Sponsorship packages are available to purchase for those wanting large groups of tickets and additional benefits.
Can I buy an ad in the publication?
The Forty Under 40 program is supported through sponsorships. The ads you see in the magazine are part of the sponsorship packages. Please email email@example.com.
I purchased a ticket but have not received it?
Tickets will be sent to you and everyone who registers the day before and the day of the event via email.
Remember, tickets can only be opened on one device, if you open it on your phone but then try to open it on your computer it will not work.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions issues.