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15th Annual Top 25 Under 35 Movers & Shakers Awards

The Cleveland Professional 20/30 Club is pleased to announce applications for the 15th Annual Movers and Shakers Awards celebrating the top 25 under 35 young professionals in Cleveland are now open. Since 2006, The Cleveland Professional 20/30 Club has recognized 350 young professionals through the annual Movers & Shakers Award. The award recognizes young leaders that have a record of excellence in their work, civic engagement, and philanthropic efforts. These individuals give selflessly for their community, volunteer with local non-profits, or are up-and-coming leaders in their community or place of business. We recognize professionals who are in for-profit, non-profit, government, and military, and from anywhere in Northeast Ohio.

The awards celebrate the success of young professionals in Cleveland while showcasing their talents to the entire Cleveland community.  The awards and the ceremony are an opportunity to reflect on the excellent examples set by some of our most promising young leaders. We are proud to bring this diverse and deserving group together to honor their achievements and help connect young professionals and others with the region’s current and future leaders.

Click Here to view past award recipients.

Application Process

You do not need to be nominated to apply

You do not need to be nominated more than once

Applications open on January 1st each year and close on January 31st

Winners are announced in February

All winners must attend an award orientation

You do not need to be a member of the club to apply

Applicants must be between the ages of 21-35 and work or reside in Northeast Ohio

To Apply

Apply directly or receive a nomination

Nominations are simply a way to bring attention to deserving young professionals who may not know about the Club and award. All nominations must be accompanied by a completed application. Potential recipients only need to be nominated once to be considered for this award. Multiple nominations for the same person does not affect the likelihood of winning.

500 Character Bio

The application bio should be no more than 500 characters about the potential recipients, which will be used as an introduction if selected for the award. 

The Selection Committee

The application review committee is composed of 20/30 Club Board members, Movers and Shakers Alumni, and community leaders.

Applications Open on January 1, 2022

Applications are currently closed and will reopen on January 1, 2022. Please be sure to subscribe to our email list and follow us on social media for up-to-date information on the 2022 awards.

Our 2021 Sponsors

2021 Class of Movers and Shakers

View this year’s winners of the Movers and Shakers award.

View Past Winners

View Past Winners