Why Enter?

Entries for the 2024 40under40 Awards program are now open.


The awards are open to Western Australian business owners and executives who are under the age of 40, as of 31 December 2023.

Business News encourages you to nurture and grow the entrepreneurial spirit in our state and nominate outstanding young business leaders that may be your colleagues, clients or suppliers, family or friends, to be considered for the 40under40 Awards.

We also encourage entrants to self-nominate and share their career journey – the setbacks, the successes, the plans.

Entrants are encouraged from all industries and fields of endeavour.


Entry Submission Guide

The 2024 Entry Submission Guide is available below.



Rewarding Achievement

Each category winner receives money can’t buy editorial coverage and publicity giving you and your business visibility and profile. As a member of the Alumni, you will receive access and connections to other exceptional business leaders. 

With thanks to the Australian Institute of Management WA, each 40under40 winner will receive a $1,000 voucher to access AIM WA training courses. All winners will also have the opportunity to attend group training by ThinkBox Media, to help develop and deliver key messages with confidence.

The First Amongst Equals winner will receive a "40under40 First Amongst Equals" trophy, along with a $5,000 voucher for AIM WA training courses and a customised one on one media training session with ThinkBox Media, to help maximise every opportunity and control every crisis.


Nomination fee
Registration fee is $420 inc GST. Registration fee includes 1 x ticket to the 2024 40under40 Awards Gala Dinner and 1 x entry submission writing workshop.
Registration fees are not transferable or refundable.

40under40 Awards First Amongst Equals inductees and winners from the previous three years are ineligible to enter.
No responsibility can be accepted for lost or corrupted entries. Incomplete entries will be disregarded. Submission of an entry indicates acceptance of the Conditions of Entry. Failure to comply may result in disqualification.
Business News reserves the right to withdraw an entrant in the event that the entrant’s business goes into administration, or the persons actions are not lawful within 12 months of having received a 40under40 Award.
Open to Western Australian business owners and executives who are under the age of 40 as of 31 December 2023.

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