Every year, PUMP teams up with Pittsburgh Magazine to honor 40 outstanding people under the age of 40 whose creativity, vision, and passion enrich our region.

About the Awards

Since 1998, the awards program has recognized over 800 artists, entrepreneurs, doctors, educators, nonprofit executives, public figures, business leaders, behind-the-scenes contributors, and more. 40 Under 40 Honorees are diverse, passionate and committed difference makers that are transforming our City through their professional and community contributions. In a typical year, the nomination pool exceeds 250 submissions making the 40 Under 40 Awards one of the premier recognition opportunities in the region for young Pittsburghers. Following a rigorous review and selection process, all Honorees are chosen by a judging panel of past 40 Under 40 winners, community leaders, and program hosts and sponsors, based on professional and community achievements. All award winners are notified in late summer and then honored at the annual 40 Under 40 Awards celebration held each fall that draws over 400 attendees. In addition to being honored at the 40 Under 40 Awards event, all award winners are featured in the November issue of Pittsburgh Magazine.

Nominations for the 2020 class of honorees will open soon!

Visit our website or sign up for PUMP announcements below to receive the latest news and announcements about nominations and the 2020 40 Under 40 Awards Celebration.

A Look Back – Congratulations to all of the 2019 Honorees!

We enjoyed honoring them all at the 40 Under 40 Awards event on November 14th! Watch the video below for a peak at some of the great ways they are working to shape the Pittsburgh region.

Accepting Nominations Soon!

The nomination process for the 2020 40 Under 40 Awards will open soon with a late spring deadline for submission. Sign up below to be notified when nominations are open.

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