Top 50 Over 50


What is Positive Maturity's Top 50 Over 50®  ?  It's an annual list recognizing individuals 50 and older for their success and/or lifetime achievements in business, personal life and civic engagement.  Winners will be honored July 26, 2018 at The Club in Birmingham, Alabama  and will be featured in B-Metro's July edition.

What are the qualifications of the nominees for Top 50 Over 50® ? Candidates must live, work, or reside from Central Alabama.  Must be age 50 or older at the time of the publication/event (July 26, 2018).  Must have demonstrated success in one of the following areas:  current career (including encore careers), civic engagement, personal goals such as training for a marathon later in life, becoming an artist, etc., and succeeding or beginning a new career out of a life long passion.

Do they have to work in or with the aging community? No, our recipients come from all walks of life, doing a variety of civic engagement, work and community impact.

When will the list for Positive Maturity's Top 50 Over 50®  be published?  The Top 50 Over 50®  will be published in B-Metro's July edition.

When do nominations begin?  Nominations for the 2018 class are currently open and all submissions are due by March 30th, 2018.

How can I nominate someone?  Nominations can be completed online or you can email Penny Kakoliris  at penny@positivematurity.org for a hard copy nomination form.

What information do I need to provide on the nominee?  It is very important that all questions on the nomination form be answered, but it is also very important that you provide a 100-word or less bio (in narrative form) that will be printed with the winner's picture in our Top 50 publication. 

Can I just send you an email on the person I want to nominate? No. We need the nomination form filled out including the contact information of the person you are nominating.  However, you may fax, email, or snail mail the form to us.  See "contact" page for email address, fax, and mailing address.

I want to nominate my boss, but should someone higher in the company make the nomination? No. You can nominate yourself, your boss, a client, a family member or neighbor. The most important thing is that you provide a clear and concise reason for the nomination.

Will more than one nominee from the same organization be accepted? You can nominate as many people from the same company or organization.

How does the selection process work? After all nominations are received, the nomination committee (made up of members of Positive Maturity's Board, Advisory Councils, Staff and Selected Community Members) will hold a series of meetings to review and select the candidates.

What is required of those who are selected?   Candidates must be available for a photo shoot that will be published in local media, the awards ceremony program, and on Positive Maturity's website and social media outlets.

I want to nominate someone, but they will not be 50 until after the event. Can I still nominate them? No. Nominations for anyone who does not meet the age requirements are discarded. We will verify the dates of birth for each finalist.

Can I contact you to see how my candidate is doing in the nomination process? No, we don't give status reports. If we need more information we will contact you. Please be patient.