Recognizing Young Nebraskans
We are excited to announce our first ever Young Nebraskans Week awards event, presented by Connecting Young Nebraskans and the Nebraska Department of Economic Development. We will be celebrating talented, influential young Nebraskans who are making a positive impact in their workplaces and communities.
Who Can Apply?
- Must be between 18-40 years of age as of April 15, 2020.
- Must be a resident of Nebraska.
- Does not need to be a member of any young professional organizations.
- Each person may only win one award per year, buy may apply to multiple.
What do Winners Receive?
- A certificate and plaque from the Nebraska Department of Economic Development (great for your office and your resume)
- Recognition on the Nebraska Good Life Social and Connectong Young Nebraskans Social Media Accounts
Applications will close on Friday, April 3rd, 2020
Community Involvement & Impact
A young professional who has made significant contributions to the community through civic engagement, board or committee work, and/or involvement with charitable organizations and whose pioneering work and vision is impacting their community for the better.
Entrepreneurship & Innovation
A young professional who has brought an innovative initiative, product, or service to the market in an original way. This award aims to recognize achievers, innovators and makers, who have contributed significantly towards the development of a new businesses or idea.
Inclusion & Diversity
A young professional who brings together members of diverse communities with shared interests for amazing results. This can be achieved through community service, professional development, hiring practices or programming that enhance opportunities for people of diverse cultures, backgrounds and experiences.
Leadership & Professional Development
A young professional who has made a significant positive impact in their workplace and career. This can be someone who has made a significant positive impact on their peers’ by nurturing intellectual growth, career development, professional guidance, and positive role modeling.
YP of the Year
A young professional who takes unusual or extraordinary measures to balance work, family, and life while positively impacting their community for the better. This young professional demostrates qualities from all of the Young Nebraskans Week Awards categories.