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2018 Distribution Rising Star Contest

The 3rd annual distribution Rising Star contest is now open. LIMRA is looking for 10 up-and-comers in distribution who are dedicated to making a difference in the industry. The contest is open to all home office employees of LIMRA member companies who are under 40 years old and have not previously won a Rising Star award. All submissions should include at least three reasons why the candidate is a rising star and a high-resolution photo (min 300 dpi). To nominate a colleague, please visit our nomination form and fill out the form by March 6, 2018.

What is a LIMRA Rising Star?

LIMRA is recognizing the industry’s best and brightest professionals under 40 who support Distribution, Marketing and Communications, Retirement, and Innovation within our member firms.

LIMRA started the Rising Stars contest in 2016 as part of its 100th Anniversary celebration. The contest acknowledges the importance of the next generation of leaders who are not only embracing all the changes taking place in the financial services industry but are also reacting to these changes in innovative ways. LIMRA is looking for creative, dedicated individuals who are helping to propel the industry forward.

Due to the success of the program, some small updates have been made to the contest to continue to foster a competitive atmosphere between the industry’s best and brightest professionals. These updates include:

  • Each of the four contests will only have 10 winners – 40 winners total.
  • Each submission will need to include the nominee’s manager’s name and email address to confirm the nomination is valid.
  • Candidates need to be nominated by a colleague (no self-nominations).
  • Submissions will need to include 3 examples why the candidate is a Rising Star.
  • All fields in the submission form are required for submission.
  • Each candidate will be given a rating of 1-5 from each judge. The 10 candidates who receive the highest overall scores will be selected. 

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    Cell: 860-371-8638

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