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 2018 40 Under 40 will be Monday, March 5 - Friday, April 27 at 5 p.m. Winners will be announced October 1, 2018 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, 2018.

The nomination period for 2018 will open Monday, March 5, 2018 so check back then.


Legal Elite

If you are an attorney practicing in Georgia and would like to nominate someone for the 2018 Legal Elite, the online ballot will be open April 16, 2018 through 5 p.m. on July 13, 2018. Winners will be announced December 1 on and in the December 2018 issue of Georgia Trend magazine.
Nominations received before or after the nomination period 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 2018 Legal Elite will open April, 16, 2018.


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