Forty individuals from around the South Sound are being informed that they will comprise the 2013 class of “40 Under Forty” in a recognition program organized by Business Examiner Media Group.

From a field of 105 qualified nominees received, a judging panel of past recipients narrowed down the list to the iconic 40 yesterday, and each is being contacted by the program’s organizers.

Once that is completed, the full list will be published on the Business Examiner website and shared with the public.

This year’s 40 Under Forty event — the 10th annual — will be Wednesday, Aug. 7, beginning at 6 p.m. at Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium.