2018 YP Award Nominations Now Open

We are currently accepting nominations for the 2018 Top Outstanding Young Professionals.

Deadline (extended): Monday, August 21, 2017 to yp@tappi.org. Nominations will NOT be accepted after this date.

2018 Top YP Award Nomination Form


Emerging leaders represent WestRock, Domtar, Cascades Tissue Group

International Paper, Solenis, and Weidmann Electrical Technology AG

ATLANTA, Ga., April 18 – TAPPI is pleased to announce the selections for this year’s Outstanding Young Professionals Awards.  The contest recognizes aspiring, young leaders in the paper, packaging, tissue and related industries. Eligible nominees can be up to age 35 with 5-10 years of industry experience. The winners will be announced in the Paper360 Issue in summer or fall of 2017 and in Corrugated Today magazine.

Outstanding Young Professionals for 2017:

In addition to being recognized in TAPPI’s various publications and online, the winners are invited to attend their division-specific TAPPI conference during 2017 to receive their award and are granted one full year of TAPPI membership.

TAPPI congratulates the winners and thanks all of the Young Professionals who submitted nomination forms.

About TAPPI Young Professionals Division:

The Young Professionals Division is composed of TAPPI members that are college undergraduates, recent graduates and young professionals in the industry.  The division provides a wide range of products, services and educational opportunities, as well as a means for experiencing different professional areas, resources for career advancement and the chance to network with peers and industry professionals.

Paper Technology Foundation at Western Michigan University