Nominations: Forty Under 40

Forty Under 40

Nominations are open.

Who is eligible?
Anyone working in metro Indianapolis — including Marion and the surrounding counties — and who is under 40 on March 24, 2022, the day the list is announced.

Who are we looking for?
Local business and professional leaders who have achieved success and excelled in their field before the age of 40. We’re looking for people who have demonstrated leadership, initiative and dedication in pursuing their careers and who are likely to continue to achieve in the future. Most of those honored are involved in business or a related career, but previous Forty Under 40 classes have included people who were successful in a wide variety of pursuits, including politics, not-for-profits and professional sports.

How do I submit a nomination?
Click here to start the nomination process. Once you begin, you must finish the nomination or come back and start over.

What do I need to submit a nomination?
You should have the following ready to go when you start filling out the nomination form:

  • The nominee’s full name, mobile number, email address, current job position and company information.
  • A description of why the nominee should be considered for Forty Under 40 recognition.
  • Basic job and resume information, although more detail is appreciated.
  • Up to three letters of recommendation. You do NOT need letters. But this is the only opportunity to add letters to your nomination form. Letters submitted separately will NOT be considered. This is a change from the process in previous years.
  • Any other materials such as a resume or supporting information (not including letters of recommendation) collected into ONE document, either a Word file or PDF.

What is the deadline?
Dec. 15 at midnight.

Can I fax or mail my nomination?
Nominations sent by email, fax and postal mail will not be accepted. No follow-up calls, please. Emailed letters of recommendation are no longer accepted. Letters should be uploaded and submitted with the nomination.

Can I save my nomination form and come back to it?
No. Once you start the form, you must complete it or start over another time.

When does the special feature publish?
Honorees will be featured in the March 25, 2022, issue of IBJ.

Can I see a list of previous winners?
Yes, click here to view previous Forty Under 40 winners. Previous honorees are not eligible for nomination.

Will I be notified if I am nominated for Forty Under 40
You will only be notified if you are chosen or if we need to gather additional information.

Will I be notified if the person I nominate is chosen?
Nominators will be notified after the individual is alerted that he or she has been chosen.

Will I be notified if the person I nominated is not chosen?
You will be notified if your nominee is not chosen. However, due to the fact that we sometimes choose alternates or need to make changes to the list, those notifications will not be done as early as notifications to winners.