40 Under 40 2019 FAQ

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Nominate a 40 Under 40 Candidate

ECN’s 40 Under 40 is for those young proteges across five different categories who bring excellence to all they do. They are to be recognized for their dedication to company, customer, facility, union and co-workers—for going above and beyond with their hard work, loyalty and dedication. We’re honoring the young men and women of the tradeshow and event industry who work as:

  • General Contractors,
  • Exhibit Managers/Tradeshow Coordinators,
  • Exhibit Designers/Producers/Builders,
  • Tradeshow and Event/Experiential Producers and
  • Vendors (in Trucking, Graphics, Floors, Lighting, Lead Retrieval, etc.)

​Those selected (and the company that nominated them) will receive editorial coverage in ECN, on ECN’s website and across ECN’s social media channels, and a select few will receive a short guest spot on the Don & Mike Show Podcast!

Submit a Candidate

DEADLINE EXTENDED BY ONE WEEK! SUBMISSIONS FOR 40 UNDER 40 ARE DUE BY OCTOBER 7, 2019

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I nominate myself?
Yes, 40 Under 40 candidates may nominate themselves or be nominated by their employer, union, facility or by a co-worker.

Can I nominate my friend? Can he nominate me?
Yes, 40 Under 40 candidates may be nominated by a co-worker, fellow union member, boss, convention center employee, etc.

How many letters do I have to send in for a nomination? Is there a maximum?
At least one letter/testimonial is required. There is a minimum requirement of one letter/testimonial from a customer that can be from anytime in the 40 Under 40 candidate’s career (even with a prior company). There is also a requirement of either a letter from a co-worker/union member/facility employee or the nominator’s description of the candidate. There is a maximum of three letters from customers and a maximum of three letters from peers.

How many pictures do I have to send in for a nomination?
Two. One high-res headshot of the 40 Under 40 candidate and a candid photo (this can be of the candidate working on a showfloor, this can be a humorous photo if desired)

What is considered high res?
The photo should be at least 1 MB. Cell phone camera shots are fine if saved as high-res.

​​What do you get if you’re selected to be one of the 40 Under 40?
Those selected (and the company that nominated them) will receive editorial coverage in ECN, on ECN’s website and across ECN’s social media channels, and a select few will receive a short guest spot on the Don & Mike Show Podcast!

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