2018 YP of the Year Nominations Close
2018 YP OF THE YEAR NOMINATIONS NOW OPEN OCT. 1 - 28!
If you know a deserving young professional or organization who exemplifies the behaviors in one of the five categories listed below, click this link to nominate them: http://features.desmoinesregister.com/life/yp-of-the-year/. Nominations close Oct. 28 at 11:59 p.m.
The five categories of recognition are:
Influencer of the Year award: recognizes the next thought leader, culture changer or community organizer. They are changing the game in their area of focus and influencing change in their community, making it a better place to live.
Creative of the Year award: recognizes creators that are pushing creativity in their art form. From food to hair, photography to video, design to marketing, pottery to painting or written word to spoken word. This individual is using their gift to enrich their community.
Amy Jennings Impact award: recognizes a young professional who made a significant impact on the young professional community and has showcased a dedication to creating a vibrant community that attracts and retains young professionals.
Ashley Okland Community Service award: recognizes a young professional who exemplifies the volunteerism and spirit of the late YPC board member Ashley Okland in giving of his or her time, talents and other resources to community organizations.
Young Professional Organization of the Year award: recognizes an organization dedicated to the recruitment, development, recognition and cultivation of a young professional community.
The finalists will be revealed on Jan. 7, 2018 at a cocktail reception to be announced. And the winners will be announced at the 2018 YP of the Year awards ceremony on February 21, 2019.