Do you want to be part of Building Design+Construction’s 40 Under 40 Class of 2014? Are you interested in nominating one of your colleagues?
Below are a series of Frequently Asked Questions regarding our 40 Under 40 program on topics ranging nomination eligibility to support materials required to materials due date. If you have a question that was not covered below, click here  and email us your question.
Building Design+Construction’s “40 Under 40” competition is open to AEC professionals from around the world who are under 40 years old, born AFTER December 31, 1973. Nominees may come from the following fields:
Materials must be postmarked by January 3, 2014.
Contact Julie Higginbotham
Note: Individuals whose work is exclusively related to single-family housing or civil engineering are not eligible. Individuals who were previously nominated for BD+C’s “40 Under 40” competition but not selected are eligible. Individuals previously nominated and who were selected as one of BD+C’s “40 Under 40” are not eligible.
Yes. Don’t be bashful. If you’re under 40 (IMPORTANT: Nominees must have been born AFTER December 31, 1973, to be eligible.) and believe you qualify, feel free to nominate yourself.
Yes. If you feel there are several individuals who truly deserve consideration, please submit their nominations. There is no limit to the number of submissions you can make, but please note that you’ll need to send supporting materials for all nominated individuals.
No. There is no fee associated with the “40 Under 40” recognition program.
Yes. After submitting your entry information (via the online entry form ), you should see a confirmation page (note: you will not receive an email confirmation, just a web page on BDCnetwork.com that confirms we recieved your entry). If you have concerns that your nomination did not go through, please e-mail BD+C Senior Editor, Julie Higginbotham: firstname.lastname@example.org 
No. BD+C will only contact the 40 individuals we select for “40 Under 40” recognition, and not the individual who submitted their nomination.
Nominations will be judged by the editors of BD+C, who will be looking for successful and well-rounded individuals under 40 years old (IMPORTANT: Nominees must have been born AFTER December 31, 1973, to be eligible). Some of the qualities and characteristics the editors will be looking for (in no particular order):
For more tips on how to win, see our "How to Win Tips Sheet "
A personal statement, plus a résumé or CV, plus supporting materials that make it easy for judges to see why your nominee is a standout in the AEC universe. The brief personal statement (1-2 pages, 500-1000 words) should touch on some (or all) of the following topics:
For more tips on how to create a good personal statment, see our "How to Win Tips Sheet "
The “40 Under 40” feature is scheduled for publication in BD+C’s March 2014 issue.
Your personal statement and supporting materials must be postmarked by January 3, 2014. All materials should be sent to:
3030 W. Salt Creek Lane, Suite 201
Arlington Heights, IL 60005
Note: We cannot accept emailed supporting materials