The 2018 40under40 Awards program is now open for nominations.  Entries close Wednesday 29 November 2017.

Western Australia has a long and proud tradition of fostering entrepreneurial talent.  This talent has become recognised globally.  The 40under40 Awards celebrate the passion, vision and achievements of Western Australia's finest young business people and the contribution they are making to the future of our great state.

Since 2002, Business News has been proud to promote and showcase the innovation and endeavours of the next generation of business leaders.  Each year the 40under40 Awards has grown and we are proud to see finalists and winners continue to succeed and take their place among WA business leaders.  Finalists demonstrate their flair and ability across many industries.


Pursue the challenge of being named as one of the forty brightest young business stars of 2018.

First, check the eligibility criteria (the 2018 40under40 Awards are open to Western Australian based business owners and executives/professionals who are under the age of 40, as at 31 December 2017).

Entries are now open.  Nominate yourself or someone else online.  (Note: all nominations must be received prior to Wednesday 29 November 2017)

Once entered, the nominee will be supplied with a unique user name and password in order to complete the online entry submission.  Completed online entry submissions are due 5pm Friday 1st December.  Ensure you allow plenty of time to complete the process.  By spending some time to carefully prepare the information required for your entry submission, you could greatly enhance your chances of being a winner.  Click here for guidelines to complete your online awards entry submission.

Attend a complimentary submission writing workshop to ensure you complete a winning entry submission.  The workshops will focus on the entry submission questions and will address the type of content that should be included.  They will also cover general writing tips, such as how to write within word limits, self editing and style/grammar tips.  Workshop dates:  2 November, 9 November and 23 November.  Please note:  workshops are only available to registered entrants.   

The judging process then begins. 

Winners will be announced at the 40under40 Gala Awards dinner on Wednesday 7 March 2018 at a venue to be revealed closer to the date.