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Aviation Week’s 20 Twenties Awards Rules & Guidelines

Candidates must meet the following requirements to be considered for the 20 Twenties program:

  • Birth year of 1992 to 2002.
  • Enrolled full or part time in an accredited Science, Technology, Engineering, and/or Math (STEM) program.
  • Enrolled as an undergraduate or master’s degree student for Spring 2022, Summer 2022 or Fall 2022 academic terms.
  • Nominated by a faculty member or dean of the school in which you are enrolled. You or your employer can request your nomination by the faculty member or dean. In each case, the nomination must be submitted online.
  • Faculty members or deans can nominate more than one student from their school.
  • Nominations will open Tuesday, Feb 1, 2022. All nominations must be received no later than Friday, April 29, 2021. No extensions to this date will be granted, and incomplete entries will not be considered.
  • Additional recommendation letters can come from any individual who will best represent your excellence in your field; such as academic advisor/professor, intern/job supervisor, etc.
  • Community involvement and research/design submittals must be provided in the context of the form and must strictly adhere to the word limit.
  • Judges will evaluate each nomination on the basis of this form only to ensure consistency of information provided on each student.
  • Names should appear on the application as you would wish them to appear on an award or in the printed pages of Aviation Week & Space Technology magazine.
  • All nominations should be accompanied by a high-resolution digital color photograph of the individual nominated. Headshot photos should be a photograph of you as an individual and a high resolution jpeg (300 dpi). Please no “cropped” shots. Your photo may appear in the pages of Aviation Week & Space Technology magazine. The file should be uploaded to the online submission form.
  • Any photos or images submitted may be used as part of a live presentation at the 20 Twenties Awards Luncheon, Aviation Week Network's annual Laureate Awards and Banquet, on AviationWeek.com and affiliated websites and in the pages of Aviation Week & Space Technology magazine.
  • 20 Twenties winners will be selected and announced in July 2022.
  • All participants in the 20 Twenties program are entitled to complimentary digital subscriptions to Aviation Week & Space Technology. By completing and submitting an application you acknowledge that a complimentary digital subscription to Aviation Week & Space Technology will be sent to both the Nominator and the Nominee.
Nomination Form

Please direct all questions to Anna Dariotis at anna.dariotis@aviationweek.com

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