A few words about the NextGen Under 30 program
Now in its eighth 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.
2018 NextGen Under 30 Call for Nominations
Introduction by Lt. Governor Todd Lamb
December 5, 2017 – 2018 NextGen Under 30 nominations opened
April 20, 2018 – Workshop: A Showcase of Millennial ChangeMakers
Hard Rock Casino & Resort, Catoosa, OK
August 20, 2018 – Deadline for nominations and applications
September 7, 2018 – 2018 winners announced
October 1, 2018 – Day at the Capitol & Networking Luncheon
November 2, 2018 – 2018 NextGen Under 30 Awards Dinner and Ceremony
Embassy Suites Convention Center Hotel, Norman, OK
NextGen Under 30 – Interview in The Oklahoman
Garland McWatters, May 18, 2017
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2018 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.
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