All entries to the PPA 30 Under 30 and Student of the Year have now closed.

The winners will be revealed in September 2020 - keep your eyes peeled for the big reveal!

30 Under 30 Application

We are looking for the top 30 rising stars under the age of 30 currently working in Consumer Magazine and Business Media companies in the UK.

So, if you or your manager think that you might just be a rising star in editorial, design, sales, marketing, events, on or offline, or other disciplines in publishing, then THIS is the event for you!

The PPA 30 Under 30 will be hand-picked by a panel of senior industry figures, who will be looking for evidence of real outstanding rising talent as evidenced in your online application form.

All applicants must have been born on or after June 26, 1990, and be either full-time employees or, in the case of freelancers or if you don't have a direct manager, please submit a professional reference.

In your application, you should include a 400-word supporting statement, a 200-word written endorsement from your direct manager, a professional headshot and at least one example of your work.

The closing date for all applications is June 26, 2020 July 3, 2020.

PPA Member: £95 +VAT
Non Member: £190 +VAT

If your company is a PPA Member, don't forget to use the code 'PPAMEMBER' at checkout to unlock half price entry!*


Student of the Year Application

Open to current journalism students or those that have graduated within the last eighteen months who are able to submit three pieces of original work which can be a feature or content for a website: editorial; video or podcast, produced within the last school year, of which at least one piece must be coursework. Please note that all entries should only consist of work undertaken/completed as a student, and work undertaken after graduation should not be included.

You should also include a 200-word supporting statement from your course leader.

The closing date for all applications is June 26, 2020 July 3, 2020.

It is FREE to enter Student of the Year!

Applicants for this award do not have to be under the age of 30.


*Any entries submitted using PPA Member discount codes must ensure the publisher is a current paid-up PPA member. A list of current member companies can be found here. If you wish to enquire about PPA membership, or confirm your current membership status, please contact membership@ppa.co.uk. Any entries submitted using these codes without valid membership will require immediate payment of the full Non-Member rate, in order for entries to qualify.