A few words about the NextGen Under 30 program
Now in its seventh year and expanding its scope and state-wide reach, NextGen Under 30 recognizes and encourages the next generation of innovative, creative, and inspiring individuals who push the boundaries in various categories of endeavor. In addition, award winners are selected based upon their participation in and contribution to their communities. A panel of respected business and civic leaders serve as judges. In 2016, judges selected 296 winners among the 16 categories. Winners were honored at an awards dinner and banquet on November 18th at the Cox Convention Center in Oklahoma City.
Know someone who should be recognized for contributions to her or his industry and community? It only takes a moment to nominate someone. Please select the career activity that fits the person best.
Have you been nominated? Want to nominate yourself? Complete a candidate application here. A helpful hint: In the past ,candidates win primarily from their essays. Writing reveals so much! Tell the judges how you serve your career industry/activity and your community.
2/1 Nominations open
5/4 Alumni Reception
TBA Two-Day Leadership Retreat, POSTOAK Lodge and Retreat Center, Tulsa
8/25 Nominations close
9/8 Winners announced
10/2 Day at the Capitol
10/20 NextGen Awards Ceremony
NextGen Under 30 – Interview in The Oklahoman
Garland McWatters, May 18, 2017
click to play
2017 Nomination Categories
Individuals engaged in the mechanical, physical, or chemical transformation of materials, substances, or components into new products. Skilled workers, artisans, specialized training. Individuals involved with private or commercial agriculture or agriculture-related enterprises.
Communications companies of all types, whether print, internet, cable, radio, or video broadcast. Companies associated with buying and selling a product or service, including advertising, selling, and delivering products to people.
A production of OKnStyle Publishing, LLC
Broadway Business Center
220 West Wilshire Blvd., Suite F2
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73116
Don Swift, Publisher