Now Accepting 40 Under 40 Nominations for the Class of 2023

Help us identify these accomplished young leaders by submitting a nomination for the 2023 class of Pittsburgh 40 Under 40.

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Since 1999, Pittsburgh Magazine and PUMP have recognized more than 900 high-performing, high-impact professionals who are achieving success for themselves and our region through their leadership and commitment to excellence.

The 40 selected individuals, under the age of 40, are publicly recognized at the annual awards event and profiled in the November print and digital editions of Pittsburgh Magazine.

Help us identify these accomplished young leaders by submitting a nomination for the 2023 class of Pittsburgh 40 Under 40.

To nominate an individual for the 40 Under 40 Awards, please complete the form below.

SELECTION PROCESSNominations are due by Monday, May 29, 2023. All nomination material must be submitted using the attached form. Nominations sent via email will not be considered.

SUBMISSION RECOMMENDATION: Type your nomination in a separate app (e.g. Word or Google docs), check the character count per field and then copy and paste the information into the form when you’re ready to submit. Make sure all fields are complete before submitting.

40 Under 40 FAQ

  • Who is eligible?Nominees must be 39 years of age or younger as of November 1, 2023, and live and work in the Greater Pittsburgh area.


  • Why should I nominate someone?This is a chance to honor a peer, a young mentor or someone you admire. It is also an opportunity to share an inspiring story of success with others. If you know someone who serves as an example to you, this is your chance to help share that person’s story with a larger audience.Yes, you may nominate yourself!


  • How are the 40 Under 40 honorees selected?

    Each year, we receive hundreds of nominations. Honorees are selected based on the quality of the nomination submitted, NOT the quantity of nominations. Judges will be looking for details on the nominees’ professional accomplishments, demonstrated leadership and community contributions.

    All nominations go through a pre-screening before being sent to the judging panel that is made up of community leaders, 40 Under 40 alumni and Pittsburgh Magazine staff.

    After reviewing these nominations, the panel meets to present and debate the merits of the candidates until they reach a consensus on the top 40.
    Those selected will be notified by Pittsburgh Magazine in August 2023 and the official list will be announced publicly in September 2023.


  • What makes a strong nomination?The best nominations demonstrate a nominee’s path to success, unique talents and achievements and community involvement. Use concrete examples to persuade the judges that the nominee has made a mark on the region. The best nominations are clear, short and complete, providing details that substantiate a nominee’s success.


  • What do judges look for?The judges look for specific examples from the nominee’s professional life and community involvement that demonstrate accomplishment and upward mobility. For example, “Chris opened five new stores and provided more than $60,000 in scholarship funds last year to local high school students” rather than “Chris grew the business into the best in the area and has helped many students go to college.”

2023 40 Under 40 Nomination Form

Nominee's Gender(Required)
Does nominee currently live in Western Pennsylvania?(Required)
Industry - Check all the apply(Required)
Has the nominee been previously selected as a 40 Under 40 winner?(Required)
Optional Nominee Information: The 40 Under 40 program strives to be representative of the diversity of our region. The following question is optional. How would the nominee describe him or herself? (Optional/Check all that apply)
How Did You Hear About 40 Under 40?
I am a former 40 Under 40 Honoree(Required)
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