Q: When are the Rising Stars of the Profession nominations open?

A: In 2022, the survey will be open September 22 until December 15. 


Q: What is the Rising Stars of the Profession award?

A: It’s Consulting magazine’s annual recognition of the Rising Stars of the Profession: 35 under 35. Firms and clients nominate consultants under the age of 36 who’ve made the biggest impact and Consulting chooses winners among several categories, including Leadership, Client Service and several service line and client-industry categories.


Q: Who is eligible to be a Rising Star of the Profession?

A: Any consultant who is 36 and under as of January 1, 2023


Q: What does the editorial judging committee look for in a nomination?

A: Without getting into specifics, the committee is always impressed by measurable metrics and quantifiable results. Specifics are important. That means “cost savings and revenue generation” isn’t nearly as memorable as “generated $25 million in revenue for a client” or “saved the client or firm $5 million,” for example.


Q: How strict are the word limits found in the nomination form?

A: Pretty strict, although slightly over is OK. However, the limits are there for a reason and going way over the limits won’t help your nominee’s chances. Be concise and to the point as much as possible. We typically get between 300 and 400 nominations for just 35 spots, so make your nomination stand out. The word count is 300 words.


Q: Is it for U.S.-based consultants only?

A: No, the Rising Stars of the Profession is a global award. However, we do expect you to attend the awards ceremony in America if selected as an honoree.


Q: Is there a cost to participate?

A: No.


Q: What’s the best way for me to receive alerts and stay on top of all Consulting Magazine awards?

A: Subscribe to the magazine and/or One on One newsletter. You can register for either on consultingmag.com.


Q: Can we submit more than one person from the firm?

A: Yes, but please limit it to 3-4.

Q: Can we nominate the same person from multiple accounts?

A: No, only one submission will be read per nominee.

Q: When will the honoree list be released?

A: The list will be released on March 9, 2023.

Q: What coverage will there be of the honorees?

A: The week following the event, coverage will be digital via the Consulting Magazine website.

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