Given a high volume of requests, C&E has extended the submission deadline for 2012 Rising Star nominations. All nominations, along with any supplemental materials, must now be receieved by 6 p.m. on Tuesday, March 20.

Know a young operative deserving of the honor? Access the nomination form here.

The 2012 class will be featured in the May/June issue of C&E and recognized at our annual Art of Political Campaigning seminar in Washington, D.C. on June 18-20. To be eligible, nominees must be 35 years old or younger on June 18, 2012. Elected officials will not be considered.

To submit a nominee, complete the nomination form in its entirety. In order for the nomination to be considered complete, a photo of the nominee and any supplemental materials must also be emailed to risingstars@campaignsandelections.com with the subject line: Rising Star Nomination. We encourage the submission of up to two letters of recommendation and links to news articles about the nominee or their work. You may nominate yourself.

Incomplete forms will not be considered. Inaccurate information will void the nomination. If you have questions about the process, please contact C&E Editor Shane D’Aprile at sdaprile@campaignsandelections.com