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CRITERIA for nomination
  1.  Must be nominated by someone other than yourself – sorry, no self-nominating here.

  2. You can win this award a maximum of 3 times before you are 40. And you can't win consecutive years. 

  3. Must be under 40 years of age by December 31, 2023. Yes, that is what “under 40” means…

  4. Must reside in Kootenai County 


Fill out the Nomination Form on the ' Nomination Page'​

  1. Name of Nominee

  2. Work Position Title & Employer

  3. Explanation of why you are nominating candidate

  4. Contact information for candidate (email and phone preferred)

  1. Once a nomination is received, each candidate will receive an email with a nomination form to be filled out and returned.

  2. An independent judging panel will review both the nomination form filled out by the nominee and the original nomination email.

    1. If the judging panel is unable to narrow down the nominees to 30 winners, based on the information provided, the judging panel does have the ability to require in-person interviews.

  3. Winners are announced on Kootenai County Young Professional's Facebook page.​

  4. Winners are celebrated and receive their award at Elevate - KCYP's premier black-tie gala in January!

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