Throughout the year, Georgia Trend publishes several special lists. Many readers have called and written asking how to nominate candidates for these lists. Here’s the scoop.


Georgian of the Year/100 Most Influential Georgians

Honorees in these annual features, which appear together in January, are selected exclusively by the Georgia Trend editorial staff based on our own knowledge and observations of the state’s power structure. The same holds true for the Notables list that accompanies them.

Although we don’t take nominations for this honor, we’re happy to consider serious suggestions. Feel free to email them to us via the form on the contact page of this website.


Best Places to Work in Georgia

The nomination period for the 2017 Best Places to Work in Georgia is now closed. Winners will be revealed in the July 2017 issue and on our website on July 1, 2017.

This survey and recognition program is dedicated to finding and recognizing the best employers in Georgia! If you think your organization has what it takes to be honored on the "Best Places to Work in Georgia" list for 2018, be sure to nominate your company for next year's list this fall.

Check back in the fall to see how you can nominate your company.


40 Under 40

The nomination period has ended for this year. Nominations for the 2017 40 Under 40 were through 5 p.m. Friday, April 28, 2017. Winners will be announced Oct. 1, 2017 on and in the October issue of Georgia Trend magazine. 

Nomination forms can be mailed, e-mailed to, or submitted via the website – but please, no phone calls or faxes.

We do accept multiple nominations for individuals and nominations may include backup material such as resumes or letters of recommendation.

As for qualifications – the ideal candidate is someone who is successful in his or her profession and is passionate about community service. There are a few cases in which a day job alone is enough of a qualification, but the state is filled with people who excel from 9 to 5. We’re looking for those whose involvement and commitment goes well beyond what they are paid to do. In addition, candidates must be under 40 as of Oct. 1, 2017.

The nomination period for 2017 has now ended.


Legal Elite

The nomination period for the 2017 Legal Elite is now open.
Georgia Trend will begin accepting nominations for the 2017 Legal Elite on Monday, May 1, 2017. The nomination period lasts through 5 p.m. on Friday, July 28, 2017. Winners will be announced Dec. 1 on and in the December 2017 issue of Georgia Trend magazine.
Nominations received before or after that time cannot be considered.

You cannot vote for yourself, but you can vote for attorneys in your own firm, as long as you vote for an equal or greater number of attorneys outside the firm. Online ballots must include the voting attorney’s name, telephone number and email address.

The nomination period for the 2017 Legal Elite has now ended.


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