Membership Member Login
30 Under 30

Frequently Asked Questions

Who can enter?

Any individual who has been working in UK radio [including Online/Internet Radio & In Store Radio] or UK based audio business [including indie production, imaging, podcast and streaming services etc] for at least 12 months. All nominees must 29 years old or under on Sunday 30th June 2019.

What are the key dates for this year's 30 Under 30?

Launch - 30 Under 30 launches this year on 13th May, at The Radio Festival, and nominations open the following day for 6-weeks.

Nomination deadline - The deadline for nomination entries is midnight on Sunday 23rd June 2019.

Announcing 2019 Alumni - All of this year's 30 Under 30 will be announced via social media, week commencing 2nd September. Please ensure you have provided us with your social media contact information during the registration process so we can link you in to the announcements.

Can I nominate myself?

Yes, we encourage people to put themselves forward. Just make sure your registration as a member of the Radio Academy is up to date and you can provide details of a referee so we can confirm your entry if needed.

Can I nominate someone else?

Yes, we encourage people to nominate others. Just make sure your Radio Academy membership registration is up to date, as well as the person you are nominating.

Do I need to be a member of the Academy?

Yes. The nominator and the nominee both need to be current registered members of The Radio Academy. Please register at

What do I do next?

Simply go to the registration page and complete all sections. You will receive an automated message confirming your nomination, but also asking you to email us with a head shot and any external links to support your 500 word statement.

Can I still enter if I'm a volunteer, freelance or work unpaid?

The simple answer is yes. We only ask that you give us the name and contact details of your line manager/project manager (or equivalent) so we can verify your nomination.

Can I still enter if I am already a 30 Under 30 alumni?

Congratulations on being part of the Radio Academy 30 under 30 alumni! So that there's a fair opportunity for new nominees, if you're lucky enough to have already made our list previously then we cannot accept another entry from you.

I still have other questions, how can I get in touch?

If you still have questions that need answering please email us and we'll get back to you within 2 working days, so please make sure you don't leave it until the deadline.


30 Under 30 Latest News & Events


  The annual search for the brightest talent from across the radio and audio industry comes to a close this w... MORE


The annual search for the brightest talent from across the radio and audio industry got underway at this year&rsquo... MORE

Calling All 30 Under 30 Alumni

For the first time, The Radio Academy is offering our brilliant 30 Under 30 alumni the opportunity to produce ... MORE
BBC Trust Radio Works Wireless Group Corks 96 FM First Radio Sales FM104 Dublin Live 95 FM Limerick LMFM Peak FM Pulse1 FM Pulse2 FM Q102 Dublin Signal1 Signal107 Signal2 Simply Zesty Swansea Sound Switch Digital TalkRadio TalkSport TalkSport2 Tibus Tower FM U105.8 FM Virgin Radio Wire FM Isle Of White Radio BFBS Radio