Young Nebraskans Week Is October 15 – 22, Award Nominations Due By September 17

LINCOLN – As Young Nebraskans Week is scheduled for mid-October, an award nomination deadline is approaching in September.

According to a release from Nebraska Department of Economic Development (DED), if you know a young professional who’s made a positive impact in their community or work space or even yourself, submit a nomination.

You or your nominee could be one of the four award winners announced during Young Nebraskans Week celebrated between October 15 – 22 (YNW 2021). Nominations can be submitted by visiting with a deadline to nominate individuals by September 17.

Nominate your favorite young professional(s) under one or more of the following categories being Young Professional of the Year; Community Involvement and Impact; Entrepreneurship and Innovation or Leadership and Professional Development.

Winners across multiple categories will be announced at the Connecting Young Nebraskans Summit on October 22 in Ord.

Award winners must be between 18 to “40ish” and a Nebraska resident. A young professionals group affiliation is not required. Applicants can apply for multiple awards but can win only one per year.

Each winner will receive an engraved glass award — not to mention plenty of bragging rights and social media publicity. Also, during the Summit, DED will announce their hand-picked winner of the “New Nebraskan Award,” recognizing a young professional who is new to the state and already making an impact in their community or organization.

Young Nebraskans Week is sponsored by the Nebraska Department of Economic Development (DED) in partnership with Connecting Young Nebraskans as the week is about expressing appreciation for Nebraska’s talented young professionals, while showing their commitment to keeping them here in Nebraska communities where they play an important role.

During YNW, communities across the state will host fun and exciting events designed to celebrate young professionals and promote networking opportunities — from concerts to local brewery tours and much, much more. Communities that want to participate can visit for ideas and inspiration and to register their events online where they’ll be visible to attendees.