About the NELA

2019 NELA applications now closed.

2019 NELA applications now closed.

2019 Nashville Emerging Leader Awards

The Nashville Area Chamber and YP Nashville annually present the Nashville Emerging Leader Awards (NELA). The NELA recognize Nashville's young professionals for significant accomplishments in their chosen career fields, as well as their commitment and contribution to the community. 


2019 NELA Timeline

January 18 - Nominations open / applications available
March 1 - Application deadline
March-May - Judging
May - Finalists announced
June  20- Meet the NELA Finalists Networking Event
August 1 - NELA Ceremony and After Party