• Young Professionals of the Year Award

    The Young Professionals of the Year Award is now an Association Level Award.

    Online Application

Young Professionals of the Year Award

The Young Professional of the Year Award recognizes aspiring young leaders employed in the global forest products, pulp, paper, tissue, packaging, and associated industries for their contributions in the following areas: leadership, community service, and problem-solving contributions to scientific or engineering projects. Eligible nominees are age 35 or younger, with no more than 10 years of industry experience, and have been a TAPPI member for a minimum of one year.

To nominate yourself, a peer or colleague, download click the button below. 

Online Application

The complete selection procedure is fully outlined in our Honors Manual. The manual also provides information on additional awards and other forms of recognition.

Nominations are due August 1 of each year for the award to be presented the following calendar year. 

Learn more about TAPPI Awards and Honors.

TAPPI Selects Outstanding Young Professionals for 2021

Emerging leaders represent International Paper, Jacobs, PCA  and WestRock

TAPPI is pleased to announce the selections for this year’s Young Professionals of the Year awards. The contest recognizes aspiring young leaders in the paper, packaging, tissue and related industries. Eligible nominees can be up to age 35 with no more than 10 years of industry experience.

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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.

About TAPPI:
TAPPI is the leading association for the worldwide pulp, paper, packaging, tissue and converting industries and publisher of Paper360°, Tissue360° and TAPPI Journal. Through information exchange, events, trusted content and networking opportunities, TAPPI helps members elevate their performance by providing solutions that lead to better, faster and more cost-effective ways of doing business. It has provided management training and networking to the industry’s leaders more than 100 years. 

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