The 2021 Gentlemen Showcase is LIVE

Know a young gentleman in your life who acts with honesty, integrity, and respect? Does he put others before himself, stand by his values, and advocate for positive change? That was 2020 Gentleman of the Year Anders Pierson from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

Anders, a Computer Science major, nominated by his friend, Emily Madden, dedicated service to his community and across the world. Pierson previously served with organizations such as Samaritan’s Feet and Hands-On Charlotte, and he spent two summers in Kenya, Africa, where he used his skills to create a website that allowed churches in the area to connect via social media.

Know a gentleman like Anders? Nominate him for the Network of enlightened Women’s (NeW) 11th annual Gentlemen Showcase!

The Gentlemen Showcase — a national contest started by NeW in 2010 — honors young gentlemen from across the nation who demonstrate selflessness, service, and a commitment to their communities. Nominate that special gentleman in your life — your father, son, brother, boyfriend, colleague, or friend! Don’t miss your chance to WIN this year!

In this year’s contest, the first place “Gentleman of the Year” and his nominator will each win a $500 scholarship. Additionally, one gentleman will be selected as the runner up or “Honorable Mention” and he and his nominator will each win a $250 scholarship. On top of these great prizes, there will be additional prizes donated by generous sponsors announced throughout our Showcase. If the winner is not an undergraduate or graduate student, the equivalent of their scholarship prize will be donated to the charity of their choice. If a NeW Chapter nominates one of the winners, their scholarship prize will be changed to a chapter grant. The winners will be chosen by a selection committee. Nominations are now open until January 17, 2020.

Now you’re wondering, “How can I nominate someone?”

Nominate your gentleman in just 5 easy steps!

  1. Think of those awesome gentlemen in your life!
  2. Visit to start your nomination.
  3. Fill out the nomination form.
  4. Click “Submit.”
  5. Share the contest with your friends so they can nominate a special gentleman, too!

To learn more about the contest, its official rules, and previous winners please visit!

Nominate a gentleman today



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