50 People Over 50
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The 50 Over 50 Mid-South initiative was created to honor people over the age of 50 who have been making a difference in the community for decades. As such, candidates must be over the age of 50 as of the date of the nomination. Candidates must live in the Memphis/Mid-South which includes North Mississippi.

Anyone may nominate the person of their choice, and there is no limit to the number of individual candidates an individual may submit. There is also no limit to the number of times a specific candidate may be nominated by different individuals.  There is no purchase necessary.

Candidates who are selected to be among the 50 honorees will not receive any monetary compensation. The 50 honorees will be selected by a committee designated by The Best Times based on subjective criteria, submitted by the nominating individual, without regard to race or gender. There is no guarantee that a candidate will be selected as one of the 50 honorees, and multiple nominations for the same candidate will not necessarily increase the chances of the candidate being selected as an honoree.