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 is now through Friday, January 8, 2016. Nominations received before or after these dates cannot be considered.

Do you work at the best company in Georgia? Tell us about it! Nominate your workplace via the link below and we’ll reveal the winners in the July 2016 issue.

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 or if you simply want to learn more about this project, we invite you to explore this website.

The "Best Places to Work in Georgia" program is a statewide program managed by Best Companies Group in partnership with Georgia Trend. Participation in this program is free*.

* The free process applies to the standard online employee survey process. A nominal fee is charged for the use of paper surveys.  Additional (optional) services are available for a fee such as customizing, language translations and the purchase of the Employee Feedback Report.

Click here to start your nomination process.


40 Under 40

We welcome your nominations. We will begin to accept nominations for our 2015 40 Under 40 on Monday, March 16, 2015, and the nomination period will close Friday, May 15, 2015 (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, 2015.

The nomination period for 2015 has ended. Good luck next year.


Legal Elite

Nominations will be accepted Friday, May 1, 2015 - Friday, July 31, 2015 at 5:00 p.m. Nomination received before or after that time cannot be considered. In December, we will publish our annual listing of the state’s top attorneys, in several different practice areas, as determined by their peers. Any attorney who lives and works in Georgia and is a member of the Georgia bar is eligible to vote.

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 2015 has ended.

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