What are the SUCCESS® Changemakers awards?

The SUCCESS® Changemakers awards recognize and honor individuals, families, power pairs, businesses, and organizations that are driving positive change and meaningful impact socially, environmentally, or economically. The awards will honor 25 independent and organizational changemakers who exemplify what it means to make a difference today to shape tomorrow.

Who can be nominated?

Anyone who is making a difference in the world and shaping tomorrow can be nominated, including:

  • Social Entrepreneurs
  • Creators
  • Philanthropists
  • Power Pairs
  • Artists
  • Activists
  • Sustainability Leaders
  • Community Leaders
  • NGOs
  • Nonprofit Organizations
  • Certified B Corps.
  • Professional Organizations
  • Businesses

Why should I nominate myself or another person?

A SUCCESS® Changemakers nomination grants nominees the opportunity to be recognized inside SUCCESS+ magazine, while finalists will be highlighted in SUCCESS+ magazine and throughout our various digital platforms. That means prime visibility to our 5.1 million collective subscribers and website visitors—and you won’t be there alone. You will be recognized as a changemaker among some of the most influential leaders, experts, and other changemakers of today.

Are international nominations accepted?

Yes, absolutely! We are proud to accept nominations from across the globe. Our virtual awards program allows us to celebrate and recognize the remarkable individuals, families, power pairs, businesses, and organizations that are making a difference worldwide.

What is the deadline to submit nominations?

The deadline for submissions to SUCCESS® Changemakers is June 21, 2024.

How will the final list be chosen?

After nominations close on June 21, 2024, the SUCCESS® Leadership team will review all nominees to determine the final list. The top 25 SUCCESS® Changemakers are chosen equitably, at the sole discretion of the SUCCESS® Leadership team, based on a range of criteria set forth by SUCCESS, including vision, leadership, impact and influence, innovation, and sustainable development goal action.

When and how will the finalists be announced?

The 2024 SUCCESS® Changemakers finalists will be notified via email beginning on Sept. 25, 2024. The top 25 finalists will be announced on changemakers.success.com, SUCCESS.com, and in the November/December 2024 Changemakers issue of SUCCESS magazine on Sept. 26, 2024.

What does the nomination processing fee cover?

The processing fee pays for SUCCESS’s internal costs in organizing and promoting the search as well as its honorees, including the time and resources spent evaluating the nominations, the costs to produce the recognition pieces in the magazine and online, and the time considerations for further content partnerships.

What happens if I’m selected?

The top 25 finalists will receive:

  • Recognition as one of the 2024 SUCCESS® Changemakers in SUCCESS magazine’s November/December 2024 issue
  • Dedicated coverage across SUCCESS’ multimedia channels, with a combined reach of 5.1 million
  • The official 2024 SUCCESS® Changemakers digital badge, elevating your credibility
  • An officially sanctioned SUCCESS® Enterprises press release announcing your recognition
  • Editorial consideration for future coverage with SUCCESS® Enterprises, including social media collaborations, podcast appearances, and stories and bylines in the magazine and on SUCCESS.com
  • Exclusive partnership opportunities and advertising discounts

What happens if I’m not selected?

In addition to recognizing those who are making a difference, this effort is also intended to alert the SUCCESS editorial staff to the impressive work of the nominees. All nominees will be included in SUCCESS® Changemakers coverage in the November 2024 issue of SUCCESS+ magazine and be considered for content engagements in 2025 and beyond, including social media collaborations, podcast appearances, and stories and bylines in the magazine and on SUCCESS.com.

How can I make my nomination shine?

Nominations require the submission of a high-resolution headshot or company logo (1MB or larger), information about your initiative and how it’s driving change, as well as contact information. The SUCCESS® Leadership team will evaluate all nominees based on vision, leadership, impact and influence, sustainability and innovation, and sustainable development goal action. Give concrete, detailed examples of how your initiative addresses all these points, along with how it is driving change and specific data (if available) that illustrates the impact your initiative has.

I have a question that isn’t covered here. Whom do I contact?

Please send all additional questions to support@success.com


Early Bird Nominations Open - April 15, 2024
Last Day of Early Bird - May 1, 2024
Nominations Close - June 21, 2024
Nominee Review Begins - June 21, 2024
Finalists Contacted - Sept. 25, 2024
Finalists Announced - Sept. 26, 2024
Changemakers Issue on Newsstands - Oct. 1, 2024