ENR’s Regional Editions officially announce the start of our 2020 Top Young Professionals competition! This annual region-by-region contest—previously known as Top 20 Under 40—will highlight a group of individuals under the age of 40 who represent the industry’s top rising leaders by giving back to their industry and local communities. For this program, ENR's 10 regional editions will be accepting nominations from all 50 states, Washington D.C., and Puerto Rico.

Readers can nominate anyone who works at any level of the design or construction industry who has had an impact in their respective fields or within their company, who exhibits qualities such as leadership, career progress, community involvement and creating landmark projects for their region. You can nominate an employee of your firm, or someone who works at another firm. You can even nominate yourself (the nominator isn't made public). As ENR does with its annual Best Projects contests, we rely upon independent juries of industry professionals to judge each year’s nominees based on the candidate's experience, leadership skills and community service.

Those individuals chosen for recognition will be featured in a story within ENR’s Regional Editions. Criteria and other information, such as regional editorial contacts, can be found at the contest entry page, located here.

Several regions have extended deadlines beyond Sept. 6:

CLOSED: Midwest, New York, Southeast, and Texas & Louisiana.


EXTENDED DEADLINE—SEPT. 27: California, MidAtlantic, Mountain States, New England, and Northwest

Also, ENR’s recognition of rising industry leaders has expanded to the national level. A national feature story was published in the Aug. 5/12 issue. To read the story online click here. This year's 20 national winners were judged to be the most impressive from among those who were honored via last year’s regional contests. But remember that the only way those winners could be a part of the national class of Top Young Professionals was by first entering one of our regional contests. Don’t delay – get started working on your Top Young Professionals entries today!