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

A: The nomination platform will be open September 28 until December 21, 2023. 

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. These are professionals under the age of 36. 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. For Team & Firm categories, there is no age restriction.

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

A: Any consultant who is 36 and under as of January 1, 2024. For Team & Firm categories, there is no age restriction.

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 a limited number of honorees, so make your nomination stand out. The word count is 350 words for individual categories and 500 for team & firm categories. 

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 honorees to attend the awards ceremony in America if selected as an honoree.

Q: Is there a cost to participate?

A: There is no fee to submit a nomination. However, there are fees associated with tables and sponsorships, and honorees are expected to attend the event to accept their award.

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

A: Subscribe to receive updates about Consulting Magazine awards here

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 February 8, 2024.

Q: How are the Rising Stars of the Profession recognized?

A: The Rising Stars of the Profession are recognized in a few ways: one, with an editorial feature showcasing achievements of each honoree. Two, honorees are recognized at a celebratory in-person awards on April 11, 2024 and various package options are available to help publicize their success. Three, highlighted on Consulting Magazine's LinkedIn page. 

Q: How can I make the most of being listed as an honoree? 

A: Should you or your firm be listed for an award, there is an expectation that a representative will attend the awards ceremony to accept a trophy as part of the proceedings.  Note that these events are pay to attend and various promotional packages are available.  We also encourage you to share your achievement on social media, be sure to tag Consulting Magazine on LinkedIn @consulting magazine and on Twitter @Consulting_Mag.

Consulting Magazine is owned by ALM and therefore all correspondence relating to these events will come from an alm.com email address.  Please disregard any offers from alternative companies claiming to be affiliated with these awards as they are unauthorized and not endorsed by this brand.