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.


40 Under 40

The nomination period for the 2019 40 under 40 will be Monday, March 4, 2019 through Friday, April 26, 2019 at 5 p.m.

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, 2019.

The nomination period for 2019 will open March 4, 2019.


Legal Elite

The nomination period for the 2018 Legal Elite has closed.

Nominations for the 2019 Legal Elite will be accepted April 15, 2019 through July 12, 2019. If you are an attorney practicing in Georgia and would like to nominate someone for the 2019 Legal Elite, please check back here during that time. Nominations received outside the nomination period cannot be considered.

Look for the 2018 Legal Elite on December 1, 2018, at and in the December issue of the magazine.

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