Future 15 & Young Professional Awards

Judging Process

Nomination Phase - Nominations are open for three weeks and are open call. All nominations received are given the opportunity to apply. Nominations are anonymous.

Application Phase - All nominees are informed of their nomination and invited to apply for the award they were nominated for. Applications are collected over a two-week time frame.

De-Biasing Phase - All Applications are reviewed, and any identifying information is blacked out. Names and Employers are always removed. Aspects of roles, committees, and organizations are removed only to the extent that the applicant not personally be identified without compromising the integrity of the application.

Screening Phase - A team of screeners from the community, awards alumni, and sponsors read and score each application. Each application is read by at least 3 individuals independently. The average of the scores is used to identify the top 30 applications for Future 15, the top 10 for Young Entrepreneur, and the top 5 for Next Generation Best Place to Work, who then move on to the Judging Phase.

Judging Phase - A new team of judges from the community, awards alumni, and sponsors read and score each application. Each application is read by each judge independently. The average of the scores is used to help identify the Future 15 Recipients, the Young Professional of the Year, the Young Entrepreneur Finalist, and the Next Generation Best Place to Work Finalists. Also, through scores & deliberation, the winner of each award is selected by the team of judges.

 

Eligibility & Qualifications

 

Future 15 & Young Professional of the Year

  • Open to anyone living or working in Greater Green Bay area as of December 31, 2021.
  • Must be age 21- 40 on or before December 31, 2021
  • Previous recipients of Future 15 are not eligible to apply for a minimum of three years.
  • If selected as a recipient, you must agree to be profiled in a local media outlet as well as a video to be shown at the awards event and uploaded to our website.
  • We reserve the right to contact your supervisor during the selection process.
  • Must provide responses to all application questions.

 

Young Entrepreneur of the Year

  • Open to anyone with at least 20% ownership of a business in Greater Green Bay.
  • Must be age 21-40 on or before December 31, 2022.
  • Previous winners are not eligible to reapply for a minimum of three years.
  • Demonstrated business success and ownership for a minimum of three years.
  • General comments on financial success are acceptable but refrain from providing specific financial information.
  • Must provide responses to all application questions.

Next Generation Best Place to Work

  • Must be a business located in Greater Green Bay.
  • If selected as a finalist, must agree to be profiled in a local media outlet as well as a video to be shown at the awards event and uploaded to our website.
  • Must provide responses to all application questions.
  • Individuals submitting applications must be authorized to do so on behalf of their company.
  • The size of the employer is not a qualifying factor as consideration is judged by what the employer is doing with the resources at their disposal.
  • As such, applicants are encouraged to discuss their achievements relative to available resources.

 

Questions?

Contact Christine Gunderson a cgunderson@greatergbc.org with any questions regarding the Future 15 & Young Professional Awards or the judging process.