FAQs

We’ve answered some of the most commonly asked questions below.
If you have further questions that aren’t answered below, please contact [email protected].
1What are the Emerging Entrepreneurs awards?

The Emerging Entrepreneurs awards recognize the rising stars of the business world. They are the individuals who have poured everything into the creation of an idea poised to leave a tangible impact for generations. We honor their innovation, determination, and contributions to the world.

2Who can be nominated?

We are accepting nominations for rising entrepreneurial stars of all categories, including:

  • Small businesses
  • Scalable startups
  • Large companies
  • Innovative entrepreneurs
  • Social entrepreneurs
  • And more!

 Nominees should be entrepreneurial up-and-comers who have shown promise and ambition and are near the pinnacle of success.

3How do I submit a nomination?

To submit a nomination, please visit our Submit a Nomination page.

To complete your nomination, we request the following information:

  • A professional bio (250 to 500 words);
  • A high-res headshot ( 1MB or higher);
  • Your contact information; and
  • A one-time processing fee ($695.00).

We highly encourage all nominees to submit a professional headshot and professional bio, as your nominee profile will be visible to thousands across our various digital platforms!

4What should I include in my bio?

Bios should include your profession, title, designations, and an engaging summary of your personal and professional accomplishments. Please remember that nominees are visible to both our viewers and our judge panel, who will review all profiles to determine the 25 honorees.

5What are the mandatory elements or restrictions for nominations?

Please ensure that your high-res headshot is a minimum of 1 MB, features only your nominee and no one else, and excludes any branding.  

Biographies must be at least 250 words and cannot exceed 500 words.  

Unfortunately, we are unable to approve nominations until these restrictions are met.

6Why should I nominate myself or another person?

We will honor all nominees on the Emerging Entrepreneurs award website. And finalists will have an opportunity to be featured to over 7 million collective magazine, website, and social media readers. So be among the rising stars of tomorrow and gain the recognition, publicity, and prestige you deserve!

7When is the deadline to submit nominations?

Nominations will open on August 31, 2022, and close on December 31, 2022.

8Who are the judges?

The judging panel will consist of an elite group of entrepreneurs. They have been carefully selected to ensure the equity, diversity, and quality of the judging process. We will announce our judge panel at a later date.

9How many finalists will be honored?

Our elite panel of judges will select 25 finalists to honor. 

10How are finalists selected?

The judging panel will carefully review each nominee to determine the 25 finalists who should be recognized for their achievements as emerging entrepreneurs. SUCCESS will provide a set of criteria to the judges. The panelists will have sole discretion over the selection process.

11When will honorees be announced?

SUCCESS will announce the 25 honorees shortly after nominations close on December 31, 2022. So stay tuned for an exact date!

12What does the $695 processing fee cover?

Your one-time processing fee will pay for the following:  

  • Costs to market and honor all nominees
  • Sourcing costs to retain an elite panel of judges
  • Time considerations for future content partnerships
  • Production of commemorative awards and digital badges  
  • Costs to produce recognition pieces in the magazine and online
  • Internal expenses to organize and promote the Emerging Entrepreneurs awards
13What happens if I’m selected?

The 25 honorees will receive:

  • Digital badges celebrating their achievement
  • Emerging Entrepreneurs commemorative awards
  • Consideration for future coverage with SUCCESS
  • Exclusive partnership opportunities and advertising discounts
  • Dedicated coverage across our multimedia channels with over 7 million viewers.
14What happens if I’m not selected?

Participation in the Emerging Entrepreneurs awards gives each nominee recognition for their risk-taking, innovations, and achievements in the business world.

Your participation also provides you consideration for future content engagements, including social media collaborations, podcast and videocast guest appearances, and stories and bylines in SUCCESS magazine and SUCCESS online.

15Whom should I contact with more questions?

Please send all additional questions to [email protected].