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Who’s eligible for Crain’s 20 in Their 20s program?
Anyone working in the New York City area who will be 29 or younger as of June 20, 2023.

What is the criteria to be selected? 
Crain's New York is looking for individuals that represent the next generation of leaders in the city. We are particularly interested in people who are giving back to their communities and have shown the ability to lift up others in addition to advancing their own careers. A successful application will show that an individual has the potential to build on their recent success and spread their knowledge with city leaders to affect change.  

How do I nominate someone?
Click here to submit a nomination. If you've forgotten your username and password, click “forgot your password?”

How much does it cost to submit a nomination?
There is no fee to nominate.

What's the deadline for nominations?
March 31, 2023

Can I call you to make sure my nomination went through?
No. You will receive a receipt confirming your submission after you submit the application. 

Can I fax or mail in my nomination before then?
No. Only submissions that come to us via the online form will be accepted.

When will honorees be notified?
Honorees will be notified in April via email. Crain's will connect the honoree with a reporter for an interview and will be asked to schedule an in-person photoshoot at the newsroom located at 685 Third Ave in Manhattan. 

If I have not heard from Crain’s, does that mean my nominee was not selected?
Yes, only honorees will be contacted. 

When will the 20 in Their 20s issue run? 
The list will appear online and in print on June 20, 2023. 

Can an applicant nominate themselves? 
Yes. A nominator is not required to be considered for the 20 in their 20s class of 2023. Applications that wish to nominate themselves should fill out the same information in the nominator and nominee sections. 

Is a mentor required to complete an application? 
No, listing a mentor is not required to complete an application, but it is encouraged.