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 | Technology

Nomination Information

Nominations for 2019 are now closed.


Nominations are sought from the public and judging is led by Editor-in-Chief Kevin Gale, who has 30 years of experience as a business journalist in South Florida.


Judging process is based off of the nominees profession not company industry. For example, if nominee is in the marketing department of an accounting firm, the category used for the nomination should be marketing.


The judging criteria are:

  • 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


We will celebrate the Honorees during a cocktail reception and an awards ceremony. Honorees will also be featured in an issue of SFBW.

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