Entries are now closed for the 30 Under 30 - if you've entered, keep your fingers crossed! We'll be announcing 2020's winning 30 in the week commencing Monday 5th October.
"The 30 Under 30 is new and improved this year! Having listened to members of our alumni, we have made the submission process easier to encourage everyone to enter, from a runner or production assistant through to a presenter or journalist. We have also swelled the number of judges from a wider range of backgrounds and experiences in the audio industry, so we hope to have an even greater number of entries, judged by the best in the business."
"This is the 7th year that we have supported the ReelWorld Radio Academy 30 Under 30 and I don’t think it’s an exaggeration to say there’s never been a more important time to acknowledge, encourage, and champion the future of the UK’s audio and radio industry.
The way audiences and brands have rediscovered the power of audio has been inspiring but the enormous challenges of 2020 have also forced all of us to adapt and re-evaluate how we work with sound. Some of the results have taken us to places we could never have imagined 6 months ago, never mind years past.
The people on 2020’s 30 Under 30 list will be shaping a future for sound that now goes far beyond traditional radio with on demand, data driven and interactive experiences becoming the norm. The more ‘radio’ embraces these opportunities and looks outside of where we’ve been, the stronger the future will be.
I’m proud of the part ReelWorld play in helping craft the sound of the UK’s biggest radio brands but we’ve also launched a new business, Reel2Media, to focus on audio experiences on emerging platforms and as a company we remain optimistic, committed and excited about the future of sound. Wherever the technology takes us I still believe it boils down to sharing powerful stories and making strong emotional connections. I look forward to welcoming the class of 2020 to the ReelWorld Radio Academy 30 Under 30 and seeing what stories they have to tell."
Who can enter?
Any individual who has been working in UK radio or UK based audio business for at least 12 months. All nominees must 29 years old or under on Sunday 2nd August 2020.
When did entries close?
Nominations closed on Sun 2nd Aug. Winners will be announced via social media in the week commencing Mon 5th Oct.
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. It's super easy to do, and is free if you are an employee of one of our Patrons. Register your membership now.
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?
Of course, and sometimes it's easier to write great things about other people! 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.
Can I still enter if I am already a 30 Under 30 alumni?
Congratulations on being part of the Radio Academy 30Under30 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.