The nomination period for the 20 Under 40 People to Watch Contest is now over.

Thanks to all who participated and don't forget to check out who made the cut in Bakersfield Life Magazine!

Continue reading for further details about this annual contest.


Do you know someone who is a:

  • Champion in our community?
  • Successful up-and-coming leader?
  • Game changer in his or her professional career or school?

Then, he or she might be eligible to be recognized in Bakersfield Life Magazine’s 20 Under 40 reader-submitted competition!

For the sixth year, Bakersfield Life will celebrate the excellence of 20 local individuals between the ages of 18 and 40 who are achieving greatness in their personal life, career, community or academics.

We are asking our readers to nominate individuals, and Bakersfield Life will select 20 individuals under the age of 40 who represent the "Best of the Best" in Bakersfield.

Who’s Eligible?

You can nominate anyone between the ages of 18 and 40 who is trailblazer in his or her profession or schooling, gives back to our community in special ways, exhibits leadership qualities, and serves as a role model for our town. Nominees must currently live in Bakersfield.

You can nominate an employee of your firm, a colleague, relative or friend—you can even nominate yourself (the nominator isn't made public). Bakersfield Life magazine will judge the nominees based on the candidate's professional or academic experience, leadership skills and community service.


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