The YPs is an initiative launched by Spartanburg Young Professionals in an effort to enhance the visibility of young professionals’ contributions. The YPs will recognize ten individuals age 21-40 who are making an impact on Spartanburg through work or service in various industries. Age is the only qualifying factor. 

Jan. 2-16: Nominations Accepted
Jan. 28-Feb 8:  Three of the most qualified candidates in each category will be announced as finalists. The community will have the opportunity to vote on these finalists.
March 18: The final list of awardees will be published

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* 1. Young & Professional in Art
(From paint to performance, this person is in the business of art)

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* 2. Young & Professional in Business
(Bankers, Lawyers, Developers, oh my! This person represents a company)

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* 3. Young & Professional in Communications
(Marketers, Communicators, and Creatives. This person makes information worth consuming)

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* 4. Young & Professional in Education
(Our future workforce is in good hands with this person)

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* 5. Young & Professional in Entrepreneurship
(Freelancer or Serial Entrepreneur, this person is their own boss)

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* 6. Young & Professional in Health
(This person has us on the path to health, wellness and active living)

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* 7. Young & Professional in Hospitality
(This person keeps us looking, feeling and eating our best)

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* 8. Young & Professional in Innovation
(All things STEM…this person is building the future in technology, manufacturing, and other forward-looking industries)

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* 9. Young & Professional in Nonprofit
(Purpose is part of the job for this person)

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* 10. Young & Professional in Service
(When it comes to community service, this person is on board)

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* 11. Tell us who YOU are!

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