About the NELAs
The Nashville Area Chamber and YP Nashville annually present the Nashville Emerging Leader Awards (NELAs). The NELAs recognize Nashville's young professionals for significant accomplishments in their chosen career fields, as well as their commitment and contribution to the community.
**The 2018 NELAs top 5 finalists for each industry will be announced on Thursday, June 7, 2018.**
Another facet of the NELAs is the Impact Award, which honors a community leader who is making an important impact on the young professional demographic in terms of community leadership and professional development of Nashville's YPs and YP organizations.
2017 Impact Award Recipient
2018 NELAs Timeline
January 9 - Nominations open / applications available
February 20 - Nomination deadline
February 27 - Application deadline
March-May - Judging
April 2 - Impact Award nominations open
May 11 - Impact Award nomination deadline
June 7 - Finalists announced
June 21 - Meet the NELAs Finalists Networking Event
July 26 - NELAs Award Ceremony