We have begun our annual search to find the most exceptional young professionals throughout the radio industry. Now in its third year, the 30 Under 30 initiative is our way of recognising and celebrating the brightest talent under 30 working in UK radio. The final list aims to highlight those who are not just doing their job across a wide range of skills, but doing it brilliantly and to recognise superb ambassadors for the radio industry as a whole.
The final 30 will be decided by The Radio Academy’s independent panel of judges and announced at the Radio Festival in Salford in October. In previous years, more than 200 applicants have entered and we’re hoping for an even higher number of entries in 2013.
The 30 Under 30 is open to anyone who has been working in UK radio for no less than 12 months prior to 2nd August 2013 and who will be under 30 on the 1st October 2013. It’s free and very simple to enter. The deadline for nominations this year is 5pm on 2nd August.
Paul Robinson, Chair of the 30 Under 30 judging panel, said: “Membership of The Radio Academy’s 30 Under 30 is increasingly being worn as a badge of honour marking exceptional achievement in UK radio, whether behind or in front of the microphone. Whatever your role in radio, if you are under 30 I encourage you to apply this year.”
To enter, just click here and, in no more than 250 words, tell us why you or a colleague deserve to be in The Radio Academy’s 30 under 30.
Need a bit of inspiration?
Before you start writing your 250 words, why not have a listen to some of the podcasts about the 30 Under 30 here, which will give you a better idea of what the judges will be looking for. You’ll also find a .pdf of last year’s booklet, which should give you some idea what it takes to make the final 30.
Spread the word!
OK, how shall we put this? Maybe you’re not quite eligible for the 30 Under 30 anymore? Well, we know how that feels! But why not spread the word and encourage those disgustingly talented young people you know to enter. Or you can nominate them yourself. It’s entirely up to you. And, by the way – we don’t think you look a day over 31!