2018 Nomination Form

Since 1988, Campaigns & Elections has recognized up-and-comers in the campaign business with the coveted Rising Star award. It's one of the most prestigious honors in the campaign world for a reason: industry giants are counted among the ranks of former Rising Stars.

And now we're preparing to name the class of 2018. C&E will select 8 Democrats, 8 Republicans and 4 International/Nonpartisan/Third Party nominees.

If you know someone deserving of the honor, nominate them using the form below. All nominations must be submitted by May 31, 2018. To be eligible, nominees must be 36 years of age or younger on June 21, 2018. Elected officials will not be considered.

In order for the nomination to be considered complete, a photo of the nominee and any supplemental materials must also be emailed to risingstars@campaignsandelections.com with the subject line: 2018 Rising Star Nomination.

What makes nominations stand out to our judges? 1) Letters of recommendation in support of the nominee from those who have worked alongside them in the campaign world. 2) Inclusion of news articles about the nominee or their work. Submitting letters of recommendation or testimonials on behalf of the nominee is not a requirement, but it is strongly encouraged. Please also include a copy of the nominee’s resume along with the nomination form. 

You may nominate yourself, but incomplete forms will not be considered and inaccurate information will void the nomination. If you have any questions about the nomination process please contact Shane D'Aprile at sdaprile@campaignsandelections.com

* 1. Your Name and Contact: (please include email and phone number)

* 2. Nominee Name and Contact: (please include email and phone number)

* 3. Nominee's Company or Campaign:

* 4. Company Description:

* 5. Position/Title:

* 6. Date of Birth:

* 7. Educational Background:

* 8. Political Affiliation:

* 9. Recent Employment History: (Nominee's full resume can be emailed along with supplemental materials to risingstars@campaignsandelections.com)

* 10. Client List: (If nominee is a consultant)

* 11. Please list nominee's top three accomplishments:

* 12. In 300 words or less, why is this nominee a Rising Star? Please be as specific as possible:

* 13. Please insert links to news articles about the nominee or their work below:

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