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 nominations for the 2016 40 Under 40 are now closed; winners will be announced Oct. 1 on and in the October 2016 issue of Georgia Trend magazine. 

If you would like to nominate someone for the 2017 40 Under 40, we will begin accepting nominations on Wednesday, March 1, 2017, and the nomination period will close at 5 p.m. Friday, April 28, 2017. (We will not accept nominations outside of those dates.)

This annual feature appears in October. Nomination forms can be mailed, e-mailed to, or submitted via the website – but please, no phone calls. We do accept multiple nominations for individuals; nominations may include backup material such as resumes or letters of recommendation, etc.

As for qualifications – an ideal candidate is someone who is affecting Georgia (or his or her corner of it) via a job and/or civic involvement. There are cases in which a day job alone is enough of a qualification, but the state is filled with people who excel at the 9 to 5, so we’re looking for folks whose involvement and commitment goes beyond what they’re being paid to do.

Candidates must be under 40 as of Oct. 1, 2017.

The nomination period for 2017 will begin March 1, 2017.


Legal Elite

The nomination period for the 2016 Legal Elite has now ended. Winners will be announced Dec. 1 on and in the December 2016 issue of Georgia Trend magazine.

If you would like to nominate someone for the 2017 Legal Elite, nominations will be accepted Monday, May 1, 2017, through 5 p.m. on Friday, July 28, 2017. 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 2017 will begin May 1, 2017.

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