The New Orleans area is home to a seemingly limitless number of innovative individuals, stellar business people, community activists, educators and just plain cool achievers. Let us know about your favorites; nominate them (elected officials are not eligible) for Gambit's annual 40 Under 40 awards.
Each year Gambit spotlights more than three dozen people under the age of 40 for recognition for their professional accomplishments, community activities and more in our 40 Under 40, issue, which will be published Oct. 30.
To be eligible, nominees must be 39 or younger on Oct, 30, 2012, live in the New Orleans metropolitan area and be worthy of distinction for their accomplishments, ideas put into practice or contributions to the community.
Send your nomination to Gambit managing editor Kandace Graves:
• email (preferred):
(put "40 Under 40" in the subject line)
• fax: 504-483-3116
• mail: Gambit, attn: Kandace Graves, 3923 Bienville St., New Orleans, LA 70119.
Please include the nominee's name, his or her birth date, cellphone number and place of employment as well as a few paragraphs about what makes him or her a good candidate for the honor. Only winners will be notified. All nominations must be received at the Gambit office by 5 p.m. Oct. 5.