Our judging process ensures a fair and thorough evaluation of every nominee. A dedicated selection committee comprising Reno-Tahoe YPN Board members, Alumni of the Twenty Under 40 Awards, respected area executives, and a community member distinguished for their significant contributions to the program oversees the selection. The committee reviews each nomination, which is scrubbed to maintain anonymity, and employs a comprehensive scoring metric to rank the candidates. The initial selection of 40 finalists is determined by this collective scoring. Additionally, individual judges can advocate for candidates they believe may have been overlooked, fostering a holistic evaluation process. Ultimately, the committee reaches a consensus on the 20 award winners among the finalists.