Rising Star Nomination Form


The Rising Star Award recognizes an emerging leader or student in advanced manufacturing and technology (candidates must be 40 years of age or younger).

Nomination Process:

To nominate a candidate for this award, please fill out the information below. To be eligible for this award, the candidate must be 40 years of age or younger AND live in the Greater Rochester / Finger Lakes Region at the time of judging.

Nominations are due no later than Aug. 20, 2021

  • Nominee Information

  • Date Format: MM slash DD slash YYYY
  • Please limit to 50 words
  • Nominator Information

  • Narrative

    Please explain how this individual has achieved personal success, demonstrated leadership, and made significant contributions to the industry/community.
  • Exceptional examples of innovation or initiative resulting in positive impact for the individual’s company or industry; examples of civic leadership, such as board service, volunteerism or community service; specific examples of exemplary professional and personal growth; in the case of a current student, academic performance in relevant coursework is an additional criteria. (500 words or less)
  • Supplemental Resources:

    Are not required but are strongly recommended. Materials may include: biography, resume or testimonial, letter of recommendation from a supervisor or board member, previous awards, achievements or special recognition, a personal statement from the nominee articulating their interest in the field of manufacturing (250 words). Please email all supplemental materials to events@rbj.net