[Skip to Content]

All your questions answered

Who’s eligible for Crain’s New York Business' 20 in their 20s program?
Anyone working in the New York metro area who will be 29 or younger as of June 10, 2024.

What is the criteria to be selected? 
Crain's New York Business is looking for individuals that represent the next generation of leaders in the city. We are particularly interested in people who are giving back to their communities and have shown the ability to lift up others in addition to advancing their own careers. A successful application will show that an individual has the potential to build on their recent success and spread their knowledge with city leaders to affect change.  

How do I nominate someone?
Click here to submit a nomination. To get started, click the application link and sign into your account. If you do not have an account, you will be asked to create one before you can proceed with the nomination form. We recommend using Chrome or Firefox web browsers to complete your application. 

What's the deadline for nominations?
The deadline to nominate is March 29 at 11:59 PM EST

Can I call you to make sure my nomination went through?
No. You will receive a receipt confirming your submission after you submit the application. 

Can I fax or mail in my nomination before then?
No. Only submissions that come to us via the online form will be accepted.

When will honorees be notified?
Honorees will be notified approximately 5 weeks before publication. Crain's will connect the honoree with a reporter for an interview and will be asked to schedule an in-person photoshoot at the newsroom located at 685 Third Ave in Manhattan. 

If I have not heard from Crain’s, does that mean my nominee was not selected?
Yes, only honorees will be contacted. 

When does the 20 in their 20s feature publish? 
The list will appear online and in print on June 10, 2024. 

Can an applicant nominate themselves? 
Yes, self nominations are accepted.  

Is a mentor required to complete an application? 
No, listing a mentor is not required to complete an application, but it is encouraged.