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40 Under 40 Awards

Awards to Arizona Young Business Professionals
to Recognize Leadership and Achievements

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Foundation / Corporation

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Phoenix Business Journal (PBJ)

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Awards to Arizona young professionals in eligible regions to recognize outstanding leadership and achievements in the business sector. Nominees must be under 40 years old and demonstrate business success, community engagement, leadership, and impact in their area. Nominees must live and work in the Phoenix region.

The best candidates will quantitatively demonstrate:

  • Business success (financial results, career growth)
  • Community involvement (volunteer work, advocacy)
  • Leadership ability (public profile, reputation)
  • Influence (impact on the region, on public policy, or on quality of life).

Winners will be honored at a special awards celebration in August 2021 and will be profiled in a special section of the Phoenix Business Journal.

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GrantWatch ID#: 182764

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Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Nominees must be under 40 years of age on April 30th, 2021.

Nominees must also be residents and employees in the Phoenix region.

It is highly encouraged to submit nominees that have been with their current organization for at least 12 months, and preferably have achieved workplace accomplishments and milestones from the past 12-18 months.

Pre-Application Information:


Deadline extended to Tuesday, May 4
Judges receive submissions: May 7
Judges Meeting: May 19
40 Under 40 2021 Announcement: June 3
Event: August 5

Self-nominations are permitted for this program.

Winners will be honored at a special awards celebration in August 2021 and will be profiled in a special section of the Phoenix Business Journal.

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Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Submit nominations online at the URL for Full Text link below.

Questions about nominations or the event? Contact PBJ's Event Director, Alex McAlister, at

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Arizona: Pheonix Region

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