2024 Massachusetts Awards Open for Nomination

January 17, 2024  | 

*Please note that this is a working document, and awards may be added to this blog throughout the year as we discover them. You may also see awards listed here where the nomination deadlines have already passed — it’s an archive of all available awards to also refer to for future reference.

Every year, the excitement of seeing new possibilities to nominate yourself or an incredible colleague for various awards rolls around. Between the well-known “40 Under 40” awards to more specific awards for a profession or niche, there are many opportunities to make your expertise and achievements known.

This blog post shares several Massachusetts awards that are open for nomination, with everything from certain careers to targeted areas of the state and age. Scroll through and see which ones apply to you or someone you know.

Need help applying for these? Check out our marketing and communications experts for publicists who can support you.

Statewide Awards and Industry-Specific Awards

Boston Business Journal’s 2024 Best Places to Work Awards

The Boston Business Journal’s Best Places to Work Awards honor the area’s leading employers. These companies have 20 or more full-time and part-time permanent employees in Massachusetts and go beyond the norm to foster an enjoyable and meaningful work environment for their employees.

The nomination deadline is Sunday, January 28, 2024. Nominate here.

Boston Business Journal’s 2024 Fast 50 Awards

The Boston Business Journal’s Fast 50 Awards feature the fastest-growing private companies in Massachusetts that recorded the highest revenue growth from 2020 through 2023. To be considered, companies need to have had a baseline of $1 million in revenue for 2023 and at least $500,000 in revenue for 2020.

The nomination deadline is Sunday, February 18, 2024. Nominate here.

Entrepreneur Of The Year® New England

The Entrepreneur Of The Year program, hosted by EY, has been celebrating the ambitious visionaries who are leading successful, dynamic businesses for nearly four decades. The New England program includes Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont.

The nomination deadline is Friday, March 1, 2024. Nominate here.

Boston Business Journal’s 2024 LGBT Corporate Ally Awards

The Boston Business Journal’s LGBT Corporate Ally Awards recognize companies that have demonstrated commitment, innovation and/or developed best practices in an effort to promote greater awareness of and solidarity with the LGBT community.

If your company has an affinity group to support LGBT employees or sponsors local LGBT organizations or related initiatives, you might be a fit. The BBJ will assess nominations in the following areas:

  • Mission
  • Innovation
  • Impact
  • Sustainability

The nomination deadline is Sunday, March 10, 2024. Nominate here.

Boston Business Journal’s 2024 LGBT Trailblazer Award

The Boston Business Journal will honor an LGBT businessperson of note as part of its annual Business of Pride event. The nomination process is open to LGBT-identified business owners as well as executives at local companies. Nominees should be based in Massachusetts and have an established track record of accomplishment in their respective field as well as active engagement in the community, particularly in regard to LGBT issues.

The nomination deadline is Sunday, March 10, 2024. Nominate here.

Boston Business Journal’s 2024 CFOs of the Year Awards

The Boston Business Journal’s CFOs of the Year Awards showcase the top chief financial officers who deliver the most outstanding performance for their Massachusetts companies.

Honorees will be considered for as many as five categories:

  • Publicly traded companies
  • Large private companies (over $500 million in revenue)
  • Mid-sized private companies ($50 million to $500 million in revenue)
  • Small private companies (under $50 million in revenue)
  • Nonprofit / Government

The F. Gorham Brigham Lifetime Achievement Award also will be given to a local CFO who has demonstrated outstanding leadership and expertise throughout their career as a financial executive.

The nomination deadline is Sunday, April 7, 2024. Nominate here.

Boston Business Journal’s 2024 Corporate Citizenship Community Collaboration Awards

The Boston Business Journal’s Corporate Citizenship Community Collaboration Awards highlight companies that have demonstrated innovation and developed best practices in specific partnerships with nonprofits at any level of engagement, including volunteer work, cash donations, in-kind donations and board participation.

Nominations will be judged on four standards:

  • Mission
  • Innovation
  • Impact
  • Sustainability

The nomination deadline is Sunday, June 2, 2024. Nominate here.

Boston Business Journal’s 2024 40 Under 40 Awards

The Boston Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 Awards recognize 40 of Boston’s best and brightest young professionals who are the achievers, innovators, and leaders in their field. These awards reflect the mix of brains and passion that makes Boston a business powerhouse.

The nomination deadline is Sunday, July 14, 2024. Nominate here.

Keep Massachusetts Beautiful’s 2024 Massachusetts Clean Community Award

The Massachusetts Clean Community Awards, hosted by Keep Massachusetts Beautiful, recognize volunteers, nonprofit leaders, government leaders, businesses, and municipal partners for exceptional environmental protection and community cleanup efforts.

The nomination deadline is Friday, February 9, 2024. Nominate here.

Boston Business Journal’s 2024 Women Who Mean Business Awards

The Boston Business Journal’s Women Who Mean Business Awards spotlight women who have made a difference in their businesses, their industries and their communities. Those selected for Women Who Mean Business will be chosen based on their professional achievements, leadership, entrepreneurial skills and community service.

The nomination deadline is Sunday, August 25, 2024. Nominate here.

Cape Cod and the Islands Awards

Cape Cod Life’s 2024 Best of Cape Cod & the Islands

2024 marks the 33rd anniversary of Cape Cod Life’s Best of Cape Cod & the Islands Awards, making it the longest-running “Best of” contest in the region, with winners chosen by readers. The Best of awards have traditionally served as a way for Cape Cod Life to connect with thousands of locals and visitors alike, giving them the opportunity to share the people, places, and things they love best about the Cape and Islands.

The nomination deadline is Thursday, February 29, 2024. Nominate here.

Best of the Vineyard 2024

Martha’s Vineyard Magazine’s annual Best of the Vineyard contest is now live. Show support for your favorite businesses, places, and people by voting. Winners will be announced in the July 2024 issue.

The nomination deadline is Saturday, April 6, 2024. Nominate here.

Central Massachusetts Awards

Worcester Business Journal’s Business Leaders of the Year & Hall of Fame Awards

The Worcester Business Journal’s Business Leaders of the Year & Hall of Fame Awards honor top business leaders in Central Massachusetts for their companies’ successes and contributions to the community. Their Business Leaders of the Year will be recognized in the following categories:

  • Small Business
  • Large Business
  • Nonprofit
  • Innovator
  • Family Business
  • Hall of Fame

The nomination deadline is Friday, January 12, 2024. Nominate here.

Worcester Business Journal’s Central Mass Manufacturing Awards

The Worcester Business Journal’s Central Mass Manufacturing Awards will be recognizing some of the area’s top manufacturing firms in the following categories:

  • General Excellence: companies that are the best of the best
  • Emerging Manufacturer/Rising Star: a company in business for 10 years or less that has made significant strides
  • Product Design & Innovation: a company with either a new product or a change to an existing product that has been well-received in the marketplace
  • Workforce Development & Productivity: a company that has worked to train workers for its systems or developed programs with area schools to train the incoming workforce
  • Sustainability/Green Manufacturing: a company that has made strides to reduce its carbon footprint and become more eco-friendly, either through its operations or its products
  • Collaboration in Manufacturing: a company that has developed unique partnerships to move its business and the industry forward
  • Manufacturing Champion: recognition of an individual who has worked to improve and support the manufacturing industry in this region

The nomination deadline is Friday, February 16, 2024. Nominate here.

Greater Boston Awards

Boston Business Journal’s Inno Madness 2024

Inno Madness is Boston Business Journal’s annual bracket challenge designed to generate awareness and excitement for the city’s ecosystem, and those that are driving it forward.

Nominate a Boston startup, and the BostInno team will assemble brackets of private, fast-growing, tech-enabled local businesses, based on the nominations.

In March, they’ll reveal the bracket and companies will go head-to-head throughout 6 rounds with their readers, voting to determine who moves on from every matchup. Every week, they’ll post the updated bracket and voting will begin again. At the end, they’ll announce their 2023 Inno Madness Winner.

The nomination deadline is Friday, February 16, 2024. Nominate here.

Boston Business Journal’s 2024 Power 50 Awards

The Boston Business Journal’s Power 50 Awards focus on those in the Boston-area business community who demonstrate the most influence on making both their company and the region a better place for everyone in it.

The nomination deadline is Sunday, August 11, 2024. Nominate here.

South Shore Awards

South Shore Home, Life & Style’s 2024 Best of the South Shore Awards

The Best of the South Shore (BOSS) Awards is a program hosted by South Shore Home, Life & Style based on an annual reader survey. Readers get to vote for their favorite businesses throughout the South Shore.

The nomination deadline is Sunday, February 4, 2024. Nominate here.

Western Massachusetts Awards

BusinessWest’s 40 Under 40 Awards

40 Under Forty is a celebration of young business and civic leaders in Western Massachusetts. This is a nomination-driven process; the background material submitted on a given individual is the primary source of information to be weighed by the judges who will score the candidates.

BusinessWest’s 40 Under Forty honor is driven by nomination information that’s as complete and thorough as possible so their judges can see the whole picture of the person being nominated.

The nomination deadline is Friday, February 16, 2024. Nominate here.

BusinessWest’s 40 Under 40 Alumni Achievement Award

This award will be presented to a past BusinessWest 40 Under Forty honoree who, in the eyes of an independent panel of judges, has most impressively continued and built upon their track record of accomplishment.

The nomination deadline is Friday, May 10, 2024. Nominate here.

BusinessWest’s Women of Impact Award

This award acts as a way to honor the women in the Western Massachusetts region that are making an impact.

The nomination deadline is Monday, September 2, 2024. Nominate here.

Applying for Massachusetts Awards

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