Judges announced for Media Week's 30 Under 30 competition

The judging for Media Week's 30 Under 30, which is being supported by The Mail on Sunday, will take place on 26 June at the newspaper's offices in High Street Kensington, and the company's managing director Marcus Rich reveals on video his views on the project.

Rich will be joined on the judging panel by David Wilding, planning director at PHD; Tom Dunn, digital strategy director at Maxus; Karen Stacey, broadcast sales director for Bauer Media, Clare Rush, joint head of investment at MEC and Media Week editor Jeremy King, in judging the sector's emerging talent.

The judges will be tasked with going through the entrants' videos and written submissions, before deciding upon the final 30.

This list will then be revealed at a ceremony on Wednesday 11 July at a West End venue to be announced next month.

This revered list allows Media Week to showcase the 30 most talented figures under the age of 30, currently working in the industry.

It is an opportunity for anyone working within the industry, who will be under 30-years of age on 1 July 2012 and believes they have what it takes to be a major player in the media world's future.

Candidates can either put themselves forward, or have a colleague recommend them for this prestigious list.

This year, Media Week has partnered with The Mail on Sunday, which turns 30 this year. To celebrate, a new format has been introduced to the entry process.

To apply, candidates must send in a short video (in a mov. file) that answers the criteria and two questions posed by The Mail on Sunday (listed below). It must be backed up by a piece of writing of no more than 400 words, which explains why they deserve to be part of the 30 Under 30. A high-resolution head and shoulders picture of the applicant must also be included.

The 400 words should be shaped around the following factors:

  • Greatest achievement in the media arena
  • An example of problem solving for one of their clients
  • What they hope to achieve in their jobs by the end of the year
  • What contribution they have made to the media industry

The two questions from The Mail on Sunday are:

  • Which of the celebrity columnists in The Mail on Sundays' Live magazine is your favourite, and why?
  • Research has proved that 9.58am is the time that we are happiest on a Sunday. When is your happiest time on a Sunday, and why?

Entries and videos need to be sent to media.week@haymarket.com by Friday 8 June

Have your say...

Before commenting please read our rules for commenting on articles.

If you see a comment you find offensive, you can flag it as inappropriate. In the top right-hand corner of an individual comment, you will see 'flag as inappropriate'. Clicking this prompts us to review the comment. For further information see our rules for commenting on articles.

comments powered by Disqus
Media Week Jobs
Search for more media jobs


Waitrose boosts content strategy with 'Weekend Kitchen with Waitrose' C4 tie-up

Waitrose boosts content strategy with 'Weekend Kitchen with Waitrose' C4 tie-up

Waitrose has joined forces with Channel 4 and produced a Saturday morning lifestyle and cookery programme called 'Weekend Kitchen with Waitrose', with TV presenters Lisa Snowdon and Steve Jones signed up to front it.

Newspaper ABCs: Guardian smashes through 100m browsers in March 2014

Newspaper ABCs: Guardian smashes through 100m browsers in March 2014

The Guardian reached more than 100 million monthly unique browsers for the first time in March, according to Audit Bureau of Circulations figures published today.

Toyota achieves the impossible by calming angry Roman drivers

Toyota achieves the impossible by calming angry Roman drivers

Italians swearing and shouting while sitting behind the wheels of their cars and negotiating the busy streets of Rome could become a thing of the past if they all start driving Toyota's Hybrid vehicles, implies a short film for the car brand.


Get news by email