30 Under 30 - Frequently Asked Questions

1. Who is eligible to win?

Anyone aged 30* or under, living anywhere in the world and working or studying in the food industry, including ag tech, agriculture, commerce, cultural studies, design, education, environmental sustainability, food advocacy, food and media, food policy, food security, global impact, healthy communities, public service, research, restaurants and hospitality, social justice, and urban farming.

* Anyone with a birth date on or after Jan. 1, 1986.

2. How can I nominate my friend/my colleague/myself?

Simply fill out the nomination form. Nominations are due by February 29, 2016. 30 Under 30 will be in touch with questions.

3. Can I nominate someone in multiple categories?

If an individual has a project that bridges multiple categories, you can note it in your comments, but because there may be winners from any category, it is not necessary to submit more than once.

4. What materials do I need to win?

Finalists will be asked to submit 150 - 200 words on why they should win, as well as links, articles, papers and/or marketing materials that support their efforts. Finalists will also be required to submit one picture of themselves.

5. How are winners selected?

The nominations will be evaluated by a selection committee, with the top 30 individuals identified as the winners. The selection committee will evaluate several different areas of the project, including, but not limited to, progress and success at achieving goals; impact on the community; visibility and scalability.

6. Who is on the selection committee?

The selection committee is comprised of 10 individuals from both the UC system and outside experts.

7. Will I need to present?

No, a selection panel will choose the winner based on the nominations and submissions by the nominee.

8. How will I be notified if I am a finalist or winner?

30 Under 30 will inform finalists in March and winners will be informed in June.

9. What is the prize?

The 30 winners will be recognized in an announcement in June.