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Nomination Quick Facts

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\n Nominations will be used to select Under 30s for three flagship lists:\n

\n US/Canada: 600 honorees across 20 categories
\n Europe: 300 honorees across 10 categories
\n Asia: 300 honorees across 10 categories\n

\nReporters, editors and expert judges consider a variety of factors, including: funding, revenue, social impact, inventiveness and potential.\n

\n And don't forget the fine print:\n

\nUS/Canada nominations close September 27, 2019 and Europe and Asia nominations close on December 5, 2019. Nominees must be 29 or younger on December 31, 2019. Read more about the nomination and selection process and get in touch with questions at [email protected]\n

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Host, Top Chef

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Tyler Mitchell

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Photographer

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In 2018, a 23-year-old Mitchell made history after photographing Beyonce for Vogue—becoming the first African American to shoot the magazine's cover in its 125 years of publication.

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Jeff Cripe

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Cofounder, Cargo

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