Finalists will be judged on accomplishments, civic contributions, character and leadership qualities. The categories are accounting; banking and financial services; education and nonprofit; government; health and life sciences; law; manufacturing, retail and services; media, entertainment and sports; real estate, development and construction; and technology. Nomination forms are available at www.indysbestandbrightest.org.
Winners will be announced Nov. 8 at Hilbert Circle Theatre. Junior Achievement, which empowers young people to own their future success, impacts more than 30,000 central Indiana students in Grades K-12 annually.