2021 Top Forty Under 40 Nominations are OPEN

Alaska’s Top Forty Under 40, sponsored by the Alaska Journal of Commerce, recognizes the state’s top professionals younger than age 40 who have demonstrated professional excellence and a commitment to their community.

Above are the 2019 Top Forty Under 40. (Photo by Michael Dinneen)

Nomination Form

Criteria for Selection:

● must be younger than age 40 as of December 31, 2020
● must live and work in Alaska year-round*
● must have demonstrated professional excellence in their field
● must display a commitment to the community

The deadline to receive entries is 5 p.m., Jan. 15, 2021. Winners will be announced Feb. 5, 2021. We have added a feature to submit letters of support. Please keep each letter to no more than one page in length.

*An exception will be made for Alaskans who work for the state congressional delegation and live in Washington, D.C., or an Alaskan member of the military who may be deployed during the year. 

(Employees and family members of the Binkley Co. are not eligible.)

The Top Forty Under 40 recipients will be recognized in a special publication by the Alaska Journal of Commerce and during an awards reception and dinner in October 2021 in Anchorage. The 2020 class will be honored on April 17 at Dena'ina Civic and Convention Center. For additional information, contact Managing Editor Andrew Jensen at [email protected].

Event sponsorship opportunities are available by contacting Sales Director Jada Nowling at (907) 257-4268 or [email protected].


Include special recognitions, projects and achievements; affiliations, boards, etc.
List nominee’s participation, length of service and offices held in community organizations.
Letters of Support

You will be redirected to a confirmation page after clicking 'submit.' You will also receive a confirmation by email.