We’re shining a light on 40 young communications, marketing and media professionals under the age of 40 who are making an extraordinary impact on their businesses, communities, and industry.  


Presented by PRSA Dallas, the inaugural 40 Under 40 honors the best and brightest agency, corporate, and nonprofit communicators as well as freelancers and contractors throughout North Texas. 

Open to PRSA Dallas members and non-members working in the fields of public relations, marketing, advertising, journalism, broadcasting, social media, and communications, the 40 Under 40 will recognize individuals who are making their mark, regardless of professional setting or industry.

The inaugural 40 Under 40 class will be honored during a special event at the Nasher Sculpture Center on May 20, 2020, and be featured in the June 2020 issue of Amplify, PRSA Dallas's new quarterly magazine.

Nominate someone you know - or even yourself - today. 


Early Bird Deadline: Friday, March 27, 2020
Fee: $65 for PRSA Dallas members and $95 for non-members, group of three $185

Final Deadline: Friday, April 10, 2020
Fee (after March 27, 2020): $75 for PRSA Dallas members and $105 for non-members, group of three $200

Anyone who is 39 years or younger on or before May 20, 2020, is eligible. Winners must reside in the North Texas area and must attend the 40 Under 40 awards ceremony on May 20, 2020 (ticket cost of $60 for members of PRSA Dallas and $85 for non-members). Self-nominations are accepted. Multiple nominations will have no bearing on selection.

Awards are determined by a select group of distinguished judges selected by the Honors & Awards Committee of PRSA Dallas. The initial selection involves a review of each candidate’s nomination package. Selected candidates may be contacted by PRSA Dallas and asked to provide additional reference letters and supporting material. Final selection is made by judges according to nomination information, reference letters, and all accompanying documentation.



Honors & Awards Chair
Kristin Cole