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Select the category you wish to enter below, and follow the steps to enter your information and supporting documents.

Don't forget, if your company is a PPA Member, use 'PPAMEMBER21' at the final stage of checkout to unlock half price entry!

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. For example, people who:

  • exceed expectations on a daily basis
  • change the game and lead the way in their field
  • have an innovative approach and an ability to generate new ideas
  • demonstrate a positive and proactive attitude

...and so much more. So, if you or your manager think that you might just be a rising star in any publishing discipline, THIS is the award for you!

The PPA 30 Under 30 will be selected 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 21, 1991.

In your application, you should include:

  • a 400-word supporting statement

  • a professional headshot

  • at least one example of your work

  • either a 200-word written endorsement from your direct manager or a professional reference if you're a freelancer or don't have a direct manager

The closing date for all applications is June 21, 2021.

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

If your company is a PPA Member, don't forget to use the code 'PPAMEMBER21' at checkout to unlock half price entry!*



Student of the Year Application

This award recognises the future stars of our industry, showcasing exceptional work during their studies and displaying promise for the future.

Open to current journalism students or those that have graduated in 2021, of any age range.

Please submit:

  • three pieces of original work which can be editorial, audio or video content, published across digital or print platforms. It must have been produced within the last school year, of which at least one piece must be coursework
  • a 200-word supporting statement from your course leader

Please note that all entries should only consist of work undertaken/completed as a student, and work undertaken after graduation should not be included.

The closing date for all applications is June 21, 2021.

It is FREE to enter this category.

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.