Nominations For Young Nebraskans Is Tuesday, Young Nebraskans Week Is October 16 – 24

LINCOLN – A week to celebrate young Nebraskans approaches in the month of October as the deadline to make a submission is Tuesday, September 15.

According to a release from the Department of Economic Development (DED), submit a nomination by Tuesday for a chance to see them or yourself recognized during this year’s Young Nebraskans Week celebration October 16 – 24.

Sponsored by DED and the Nebraska Diplomats, in partnership with Connecting Young Nebraskans, Young Nebraskans Week (YNW) is about celebrating the talent, insight and energy of Nebraska’s young professionals — while committing to attract, retain and develop workforce talent across the state. YNW is also a chance to connect people of all backgrounds with their communities and peers in new and meaningful ways.

This year for the first time ever, YNW will include an awards ceremony recognizing three outstanding young professionals. Awards will be presented for “Community Involvement and Impact,” “Entrepreneurship & Innovation” and “Young Professional of the Year.” The winners will be announced during the Connecting Young Nebraskans Virtual Summit, with recipients earning a certificate and plaque, a $50 gift card (sponsored by Nebraska Diplomats) and social media publicity. To submit a nomination or self-nomination, visit Nominees must be a Nebraska resident between the ages of 18-40“ish.”

Officials with Connecting Young Nebraskans states that Nebraska is fortunate to have a strong base of current and future leaders. They feel it is important to recognize these individuals and celebrate their commitment to their community and state.

Communities who plan to participate this October are encouraged to register their YNW activities online, and to share coverage of their events via social media using the hashtag #YoungNebraskansWeek. To register — or for ideas and inspiration from past events — visit

For more information, contact Rose Baker at or 402-471-1559.