Media Week 30 Under 30

Celebrating the next generation of talent in the Media industry!

The Media Week UK 30 Under 30 project recognises the industry’s exceptional talent; showcasing their achievements and rewarding their passion, creativity and brilliance that makes them figures to watch within the Media industry.

The past year has been tough for all industries and we feel now, more than ever, it was important to continue to recognise individuals who show real promise and are exemplary in their field.

Following its success last year, we are pleased to continue the Newcomer category, for under-30s who have been in full-time employment in Media roles for no more than three years but already warrant appreciation for their talent.

We look forward to seeing your entries and celebrating the next generation of elite media professionals.

Key Information


KEY DATES

Standard entry deadline: 

Monday 11 April 2022

30 Under 30 announcement: 

June 2022

ENTRY PRICING

Standard Entry Fee: 

30 Under 30 Category - £410 +VAT

Newcomer Category - £260 +VAT


ELIGIBILITY

Entry is open to any media industry professional based in the UK aged under 30 by 17 June 2022. Candidates can either nominate themselves, or be nominated by a colleague, manager or client.

Judging


The Media Week 30 Under 30 Awards matter because they are judged by the toughest critics, your peers. Our expert judging panels are made up of leaders from across the media industry and we pride ourselves on our rigorous and objective judging process.

Nominations to get involved are welcome from across the industry, either for yourself or a colleague using the link below. The final judging panel will be comprised of an inclusive range of individuals to fully represent the industry. Our aim is to give as many diverse voices (women, BAME, LGBTQ+, different ages / seniority, people with disabilities) a chance to determine the results of this industry-leading event.

Categories


30 Under 30

Entry is open to any UK-based Media Industry professional aged under 30 by the 17th June 2022. Candidates can either nominate themselves, or be nominated by a colleague, manager or client.

What to include in your entry:

  • Provide us with an account of your achievements in media and what you hope to achieve in the next 12 months
Please also include:
  • An example of problem-solving for your company or a client in the past 12 months
  • An account of what you hope to achieve in the next 12 months.
  • What do you/nominee hope to achieve in the next five years?
  • What one thing would you/nominee change about the media industry?

Endorsements:

  • A 100-word endorsement from a senior member of staff. They must identify your strengths and weaknesses (being 'a perfectionist' is a banned answer). Please include their name and job title.
  • A 100-word endorsement from one of your direct reports or a peer. Again, they must identify your strengths and weaknesses (being 'a perfectionist' is still a banned answer). Please include their name and job title.

Newcomer

Entry is open to any UK based Media Industry professional who has only been in full-time employment in a Media role for no more than 3 years, and also be under the age of 30 by the 17th June.

Candidates can either nominate themselves, or be nominated by a manager or client.

What to include in your entry:

  • Please describe your/the nominee's background and how they got into Media (100 words)
  • Provide us with an account of your/the nominee's achievements in media and what you/the nominee hope/s to achieve in the next 12 months

Please also include:

  • An example of problem-solving for the company or a client in the past 12 months
  • An account of what you/the nominee hope/s to achieve in the next 12 months.
  • What do you/nominee hope to achieve in the next five years?
  • What one thing would you/nominee change about the media industry?

Endorsements:

  • Supply a 100-word endorsement from a direct report or senior member of staff. They must identify your strengths and weaknesses (being 'a perfectionist' is a banned answer). Please include their name and job title. (If you are nominating an individual, you can fill this section out yourself)

HOW TO ENTER

Download the entry kit for all the information you need to enter. From the categories and criteria to key dates and top tips.

Register your submissions using our dedicated entry platform. Remember to read through the judges top tips to perfect your entry.

Submit your entry by the required deadline. You can find these under key information and in the dedicated entry kit.

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