ENR's Regional Editions have begun accepting entiries for their “Top 20 Under 40” competitions, an annual program that honors the contributions of young design and construction professionals to their companies, their professions and their communities.

Industry members are encouraged to nominate their colleagues and peers for the competition or, alternatively, nominate themselves. The only hitch: All nominees must be under the age of 40 as of Jan. 1, 2015.

The program blankets every state in the nation rather than simply those receiving coverage in ENR's regional editions.

Nominees for each region will be judged by an independent panel of industry professionals, including past 20 Under 40 honorees.

Winners of this year's competition will receive feature coverage in ENR's regional editions in early 2015.

Readers can enter or learn more about the competition at our Call for Entries Page. Submission deadline is Sept 1.

To see last year's Midwest honorees, click here.

Best of luck to all. We look forward learning about the careers, interests and accomplishments of the U.S. construction industry's top young talent.