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Top 40 Under 40 Extended Questionnaire for Nominees 2024

Please complete the following nomination form to officially submit your name for consideration for Top 40 Under 40. We estimate that it will take 30 – 45 minutes to complete the form in full. You must complete the questionnaire in one sitting.

Your completed questionnaire must be submitted by midnight on June 9, 2024 to be considered for Top 40 Under 40 2024.

The information provided in these applications will be held in confidence by the editorial staff of Odvod Publishing/Edify magazine and the Top 40 judges. There is no cost for nominators or nominees throughout the process.

We strongly recommend you keep your nomination confidential.

The Top 40 Under 40 judges will be looking at hundreds of applications, so ensure that your submissions are brief and to the point. Longer word counts don’t necessarily help a submission be successful.

NOTE: If you are writing your responses to the nomination form in a Word document first, you must remove formatting before inputting into the online form as erroneous html can be introduced that affects your ability to submit the form.

Top 40 Under 40: Frequently Asked Questions

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    • Give us your elevator pitch. In 100 words or less, tell us why you should be included in Edify’s Top 40 Under 40.

    • Briefly explain your company’s primary business. (If you are an artist, athlete or sole proprietor, consider your body of work your primary business and explain it here.) What do you do in your work role? Remember that the judges may not be familiar with your industry or field, so try to avoid jargon.

    • What impact have you made within your field in this role? Please note any specific growth numbers (e.g. revenue, client, employee or profit growth), publications or shows, or the start of groups or businesses. Try to avoid using percentages and instead provide specific absolute numbers. (Try to be as specific as possible. For example, provide numbers of clients or employees, growth in profit or completion of major initiatives.) If you are including information here that cannot be published in Edify, please note that in your response.

    • Please list ALL post-secondary institutions, any accredited trade or professional development programs, any recognized academies attended and the names of the programs you have attended, including those where a diploma or degree was not granted. (For example, University of Alberta, BSc). For those whose vocations don't fit inside the traditional educational model, please list mentors, coaches, instructors from who you've learned and organizations with which you've been associated.

    • Please describe your career accomplishments, including the length of time you’ve been in various roles, if applicable.

    • Describe your community contributions, including dates, duration and total hours you have volunteered or amount of money raised or donated as applicable.

    • References

    • Please provide a reference at your current workplace (if you do not have a workplace per se, this can be a peer in your field).

    • Please provide a reference with one of the groups you give to, volunteer or work with in the community.