NextGen Awards Nomination Form
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Online nominations will be accepted beginning Monday, June 3, 2019 thru Friday, August 2, 2019 at 11:59 p.m.

1) For each category, nominees must:

-Be age 21-40 and living/working in Bartholomew County

-Have made an impact on their work or their colleagues

-Continue to strive for excellence and advance their organization's mission in a positive manner

2) Anyone can submit a nomination, and self-nominations are permitted.

3) For the individual categories, nominees should be between the ages of 21 and 40, and must be living and/or working in Bartholomew County.

4) For the business category, the business must operate within Bartholomew County.

5) A nominee can be submitted in multiple categories, but cannot win in multiple categories.

  • YP Volunteer of the Year - This award is presented to a young professional whose extraordinary civic engagement, philanthropy, volunteerism, and public service has benefited the community.
  • YP Innovator of the Year - This award is presented to a young professional whose innovation, entrepreneurial vision, courage, and leadership has made a positive impact in the community.
  • YP Educator of the Year - This award is presented to a young professional who has demonstrated initiative, creativity and excellence in an education role, has taken on leadership roles in the community and acted as role model to those around them.
  • Unsung Hero - This award recognizes a public service leader who has operated behind the scenes, silently working in a dedicated and committed fashion, without the limelight, who has laid the foundation for stellar public service results and has created positive change in their organization and community.
  • NextGen Business of the Year- This award is presented to a Columbus business or organization that complements workplace culture among millennial employees with a commitment to attracting, retaining and developing the young, professional workforce.
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Nominee Name

First Name:
Last Name:
Company Name:
Email Address:

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Please select the category for which are you nominating the person above. (Select all that may apply)

YP Volunteer of the Year
YP Innovator of the Year
YP Educator of the Year
Unsung Hero
NextGen Business of the Year
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Describe how the nominee demonstrates a sustained commitment to the community:


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List any community leadership roles held by the nominee:


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List any known awards or recognition received by the nominee:


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Nominated by:

(this information will only be seen by staff if we need to ask follow-up questions, it will not be published) 


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Nominator Company Name:

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Nominator Email:


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