30 Under 30

Celebrating and recognising our industry’s next generation –

30 Under 30 Awards are widely regarded as the leading showcase for the brightest young talent working across marketing communications.
ENTRIES CLOSE: Friday 21 February 2020
LATE ENTRIES CLOSE: Friday 28 February 2020
AWARDS: NEW DATE: 4 June, 2020, 4-5pm

If you missed the virtual awards, you can register and watch it here.

Three outstanding individuals will be recognised for their achievements in each of the 10 categories, as well as a Grand Prix Award for the most influential individual overall. All entrants will also be a part of the People’s Choice poll, to be opened after entries are closed.

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Some may already be in positions of leadership, while others may be starting out, but these awards champion those people that go above and beyond the call of duty in the daily working lives, and demonstrate excellence and a vital contribution to their current employer and their determination and desire to progress their careers.

1. Creative
2. Entrepreneur
3. Journalist/Producer
4. Marketing
5. Media Planner/Buyer
6. PR
7. Project Manager
8. Sales/Account Manager
9. Strategy
10. Tech

Key Dates

Entries close
Friday 21st February 2020
on-time entry fee $199

Late entries close
Friday 28th February 2020
late entry fee $249

People’s choice poll launching
Monday 2nd March 2020

Shortlist announced
Wednesday 8th April 2020

Early bird tickets close
Wednesday 15st April 2020

People’s choice poll closing
Friday 29th April 2020

Award night
NEW DATE: 4 June 2020

Thanks to our sponsors and partners

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2019 Winners


  • Grace O’Brien – CHE Proximity
  • Edwin Hughan – VIRTUE – The Agency by VICE Media
  • Angus Loxton – J. Walter Thompson Sydney



  • Troy Douglas – Nexba
  • Andrew Vincent Raso – Online Marketing Gurus
  • Jessica Ruhfus – Collabosaurus



  • Jessica Rapana – mybody+soul
  • Amy Jarman – Heckler
  • Gavin Butler – VICE Media



  • Jeroen Boersma – Google
  • Ingrid Kesa – Broadsheet Media
  • Freya Harvey – Google


Media Planner/Buyer

  • Charlotte Berry – UM
  • Victoria Brennan – Wavemaker
  • Marco Del Castillo – Wavemaker


People’s Choice

Jake Lyme – Lida, M&C Saatchi Group


  • Drew Collins – Edelman
  • Rachel Barry – Red Agency
  • Mike Lane – OPR


Project Manager

  • Nic Kelly – Southern Cross Austereo
  • Ayesha Kiely – MediaCom
  • Brittany Stella – VICE Media


Sales/Account Manager

  • Travis Kirk – Network 10
  • Hayley Treasure – Spotify
  • Sarah Lattouf – MCN



  • Remi Baker – PHD
  • Lauren Bray – UM
  • Tom Uhlhorn – Tiny CX



  • Tyler Hamilton – Versa
  • Jeremy Bierma – Bohemia/M&C Saatchi Group
  • Stella Xu – The Trade Desk


Grand Prix:

Jeroen Boersma – Google

Categories descriptions

1. Creative

For those who transcend traditional ideas, rules and relationships to achieve imaginative, progressive and original. Example roles

2. Entrepreneur 

Championing the corporate escapees who have taken the plunge and followed their passions, taking on the role of CEO, CFO, sales manager, strategist, accountant and everything in between. Example roles

3. Journalist/Producer

More than just news breakers, they are story tellers, connecting with audiences across all platforms and devices. Example roles

4. Marketing

Multi-channel; above, below and through the line – these brand champions are connecting with customers on all levels. Example roles

5. Media Planner/Buyer

No longer just planners and buyers, these young guns are putting the message back into the medium. Example roles

6. PR

Brand ambassadors and their reputation promoters, redefining what it means to manage a message. Example roles

7. Project Manager

The planners and coordinators who create a consistent pulse to guide every project towards on-time and on-budget delivery. Example roles

8. Sales/Account Manager

More than just bringing in revenue, these individuals are client relationship management experts, product champions and the frontline for any business. Example roles

9. Strategy

For the thinkers, goal setters and solution creators who put forward plans to move their organisation onto a better path. Example roles

10. Tech

The coders and number crunchers who weaves all the tech under the hood. Example roles

Entry Criteria

  • Outline your career path and any key achievements to date (300 words).
  • What makes you a future leader in your chosen field (300 words)?
  • What represents success to you (300 words)?
  • What do you think needs to be improved in your industry and why (300 words)?
  • Describe your attributes in no more than five words.
  • Please include a written reference from either your current employer, a client or service provider (you can supply more than one reference, but total word count for this section is 300 words).


  1. The on-time deadline for entries is Friday 21st February 2020 (5pm AEST). Late entries are accepted until Friday 28th February 2020 (5pm AEST).
  1. The cost of each on-time entry is $199 (ex GST). Late entries are $249 (ex GST) each.
  1. To be eligible to enter you must be under the age of 30 years as of midnight on 23rd April 2020.
  1. You are eligible to enter even if you have already appeared in a previous B&T 30 Under 30 list, as long as you meet age criteria above.
  1. Entrants need to provide a scanned copy of a photo ID; as well as a high res photo of themselves in order to submit entry. All information supplied, excluding that of your ID, may be published in B&T.
  1. Entries for pairs or teams are not accepted. Each individual must create a separate entry.
  1. Both third party nominations and self-nominations are accepted.
  1. Where you feel your current occupation spans across more than one of the 10 categories, select the category you believe best fits the industry you work in.
  1. There will be three winners named in each of the 10 categories, as well as a Grand Prix Award for the most influential overall. A People’s Choice round will be conducted separately to include all entrants.
  1. B&T reserves the right to move entries into other categories.
  1. All sections of the entry must be completed in order to be judged. Incomplete entries will be disqualified.
  1. Finalists announced 8th April. The Awards will be held on 4 June, 2020 virtually.


Cat Hay
General Manager – Commercial
0416 657 045

Erin Macdonald
Business Development Executive
0432 993 388

Sarah Greenan
Business Development Executive
0412 533 279

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Vivian Luo
Events Director
0421 944 003

Riin Rodenberg
Events Manager
0415 576 111

Patrick Dunn
Event & Media Producer
0413 700 610

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