Finalists Announced For 2018 Millennial Awards


NEW ORLEANS – The Spears Group and GNO, Inc. have announced the finalists for the sixth annual Millennial Awards taking place on Friday, July 27 at the Ace Hotel. Conceived and produced by the Spears Group since 2013, the awards show is a one-of-a-kind event that honors New Orleans' millennials who are making a difference in the community and excelling in their respective fields.

The awards ceremony will honor millennials in 18 diverse categories, including healthcare, engineering, journalism, film, innovation, and music. More than 200 nominations were submitted by the public and judged by a panel of local millennials, which included past winners, and distinguished members of the community.

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Notable finalists this year include Chef Nina Compton of Compère Lapin, fiddler and singer Amanda Shaw, ACLU of Louisiana Executive Director Alanah Odoms Hebert, Director of Social Media for FSC Interactive Whitney Mitchell, and WDSU Anchor Christina Watkins, among others. For a complete list of finalists, click here.

Registration is $65 per person and includes entrance to the Emerge Summit on July 26 and 27 and the Millennial Awards program on July 27. For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit

Members of the media who would like to attend the Millennial Awards may RSVP to by 5 p.m. on Thursday, July 26 to confirm attendance. 

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The 2018 Millennial Awards are sponsored by Pan-American Life Insurance Group, Chevron and Northwestern Mutual.

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