The Up & Comer Awards were created to honor young professionals who have achieved excellence in their careers, shown a commitment to their community and demonstrated leadership. The categories are Accounting, Banking, Construction, Education, Finance, Healthcare, Hospitality, Insurance, Law, Manufacturing, Marketing, Non-Profit, Professional Services, Public Relations, Real Estate, Sports, Technology.
Nominations are being sought from the public and judging will be led by Editor-in-Chief Kevin Gale, who has more than 30 years of experience as a business journalist in South Florida.
The judging criteria were:
- Seniority in the organization and the size and scope of the organization
- Professional accomplishments, included career path and specific achievements
- Giving back through professional, charitable and civic achievements
- Educational achievements
- Nominees must be under the age of 40
The winners in each category will be announced during a cocktail reception and an awards ceremony. (Click here to purchase tickets) Winners will also be featured in the July issue of SFBW.