NORTHERN VIRGINIA 40 UNDER 40

How it works

Individuals under 40 years old who are making an impact in Northern Virginia and meet the honoree criteria below are nominated by someone who works with the individual either in a professional or volunteer capacity (you may not nominate yourself). Then nominees are emailed an invitation to complete an application.

Nominations and applications are reviewed by an anonymous selection committee. The committee considers the honoree criteria, below. Selection is confidential.

After the selected honorees are notified, they prepare and submit a personal video statement on leadership (max 30 seconds), answering one of a set of questions.

The honorees are recognized at a free virtual celebration (all are welcome to attend), followed by an in-person reception (for honorees only).

Key dates

  • Thursday, January 5, 2023: Deadline for nominations.
  • Thursday, January 12, 2023: Deadline for applications (must be nominated first).
  • Tuesday, January 31, 2023: Applicants are notified (regardless of if they are selected as an honoree).
  • Monday, February 6, 2023: Deadline for honorees to submit a video statement (instructions to be provided directly to honorees).
  • Tuesday, February 7, 2023: Honorees announced.
  • Friday, March 24, 2023: Honorees celebrated at a virtual event (11:00 am) and in-person reception (4:30 p.m. for honorees only) where awards will be presented. Honoree attendance is expected at both events.

Any nominations received after 11:59 p.m. ET on Thursday, January 5, 2023, or applications received after 11:59 p.m. ET on Thursday, January 12, 2023, will not be considered. Self-nominations are not allowed. Applications received prior to or without a nomination will also not be considered.

Honoree criteria

  • Live or work in Northern Virginia (Alexandria City, Arlington County, Fairfax County, Falls Church City, Loudoun County, or Prince William County)
  • Under the age of 40 as of March 24, 2023
  • Complete nomination and application by the deadlines (listed above)-
  • Individual demonstrates impact in Northern Virginia through (1) professional and personal achievements, (2) civic engagement, (3) personal story.

Leadership Center for Excellence and Leadership Fairfax affiliation is not required. Submit a Nomination Here. 



 

 

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