Thursday, June 22, 2023
6:00 - 7:30 PM
Hub 757
6801 Bridgeway Dr, Suffolk, VA 23435

The Hampton Roads Workforce Council's Top 20 Under 20 Awards seek to recognize Hampton Roads' emerging young leaders in the areas of workforce, entrepreneurship, and community service.

The 2023 awardees were honored at a ceremony held on Thursday, June 22nd at The Hub 757
6801 Bridgeway Dr. Suffolk, VA 23435


2023 Honorees

The nominating period for 2023 has ended.

The eligibility to receive a “Top 20 Under 20” award are as follows:

  • Any teen who will be ages 13-19 on June 22, 2023, is eligible.
  • If a person turns 20 on or before April 27, 2023 or is not yet the age of 13 on June 22, 2023, that person is not eligible.
  • Nominee must live in the Hampton Roads region.


What is the Hampton Roads Workforce Council looking for?

- Young people in the Hampton Roads region whose achievements in the workforce or the community stand out from their peers. We’re looking for youth who are excelling beyond what would be expected at the person’s age. We’re seeking influencers and people who are rising leaders in the 757 region.


The nominee should demonstrate success in one or more of the following areas:

  • Workforce: Takes charge and motivates within their place of employment. Demonstrates leadership, takes initiative, and seeks innovative solutions to work-related challenges.
  • Entrepreneurship: Demonstrates ability to utilize available resources, knowledge, and connections with community members to create value in Hampton Roads through the launching of their own business or nonprofit ventures.
  • Community Service: Provides valuable service by contributing significant time and energy in to the community, including but not limited to volunteering and civic engagement.


How do I nominate?

Nominations can be submitted online. The call for nominations begins on January 23, 2023 and ends at 11:59pm on February 28, 2023.


Can I nominate someone by email or another way?

Only nominations submitted through the online portal will be considered.


What is the nomination deadline?

11:59pm on February 28, 2023