The YP Awards brings young (and not-so-young) professionals together for an evening of fun and recognition. Attendees will enjoy dinner, live music, and a celebration of up-and-coming young professionals in our community of Greater Hattiesburg. Six awards will be presented: three to young professionals and three to business leaders who have mentored young professionals.

Community Service Award

This award will be given to any young professional currently living or working in Greater Hattiesburg who has made significant contributions to the community through civic engagement, board or committee work, and/or involvement with charitable organizations.

Professional Promise Award

This award will be given to a current member of PBYP who demonstrates noteworthy professional achievement, leadership, and commitment to bettering Greater Hattiesburg.

Stewardship Award

This award will be given to three individuals who have made a significant contribution to the advancement of one or more young professionals’ careers in Greater Hattiesburg. Recipients of this award inspire and encourage young professionals through their mentorship and leadership.

Newcomer Award

This award will be given to a current member of PBYP who exemplifies exceptional enthusiasm, boldness, attends events regularly and has gone above and beyond for PBYP.