40under40 Awards

For coverage of the 2020 40under40 Awards please see Orthotics entrepreneur awarded top honour at 40u40.

You can also view the official 2020 40under40 Magazine Lift-out and the 2020 40under40 Awards Gala Dinner Photo Gallery.

The 2021 40under40 Awards is Western Australia’s pre-eminent program that recognises and celebrates the state’s leading entrepreneurs, innovators, and future business leaders under the age of 40.

The awards recognise not only personal determination, commercial drive and business success but also acknowledges philanthropic and community contributions.

Each year, one exceptional individual is selected from the 40 winners as the First Amongst Equals.

The awards not only identify Western Australia's top 40 young business achievers, but also singles out those who excel in the below categories:

  • Small or Start-up Business (1-20 FTE staff)
  • Medium sized Business (21-100 FTE staff)
  • Large sized Business (+100 FTE staff)
  • Family Business
  • Indigenous Business
  • Intrapreneur
  • Professional Services
  • Community, Social Enterprise, or Not for Profit

Key Dates

Tuesday, September 29
Friday, December 4
Entries close
Friday, January 29
Judging complete
Friday, February 26
Awards dinner tickets sales close
Wednesday, March 10
Winners announced
Thursday, March 11
Business News online coverage
Monday, March 15
Business News print coverage

All entrants are also in the running for the People's Choice Award. The winner is determined by the public, who can view entrant profiles and vote for their favourite candidate online. Voting opens in December – stay tuned!

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Murdoch University People's Choice Award 2021

Vote now for your favourite 40under40 Awards nominee!

The Murdoch University People's Choice Award winner is decided by the public. Simply view the nominees profiles and vote for your favourite candidate online.

With thanks to Crown Perth, all voters go in the draw to win an overnight stay at Crown Towers Perth in a Deluxe Room, with breakfast for 2 at Epicurean.

Voters are only able to vote once.

Votes from nominees' own organisations will be not be accepted.

Voting closes on Tuesday, February 9 2021.

The winner will be announced at the 2021 40under40 Awards Gala Dinner on Wednesday, March 10 2021.


How to cast your vote
1) Choose the person you wish to vote for by clicking the circle to the left of the nominee.
2) Scroll to the bottom of the page, complete your details and click submit.



Awards Gala Dinner

Wednesday, 10 March, 2021
6.30pm (7.00pm) – 11.00pm
Crown Perth, Grand Ballroom
Business News Events Team events@businessnews.com.au

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