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. Your job must relate to the advertising, marketing or media sector to enter.
ENTRIES CLOSE: Monday 22 February 2021
LATE ENTRIES CLOSE: Monday 1 March 2021
AWARDS: Thursday, 15 April 2021, The Factory Theatre
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.
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.
5. Media Planner/Buyer
7. Project Manager
8. Sales/Account Manager
Monday 22nd February 2021
on-time entry fee $199
Late entries close
Monday 1st March 2021
late entry fee $249
People’s choice poll launching
Monday 8th March 2021
Wednesday 24th March 2021
Early bird tickets close
Wednesday 2nd April 2021
People’s choice poll closing
Friday 26th March 2021
Thursday 15th April 2021
- Marina Vasilieva – Host/Havas
- Melanie Huang – AKQA
- Stephanie Allen – BMF
- Christie Ding – Brand Catalyser
- Fergus Creese – My Careers
- Harry Sanders – StudioHawk
- Deirdre Fogarty – Triple M/ Southern Cross Austereo
- Elissa Ratliff – Pacific Magazines
- Tahlia Pritchard – Punkee
- Liana Rossi – MONA – Museum of Old and New Art
- Maxine Husmann – Google
- Tom Willis – Lawpath
- Leona Irvine – Initiative
- Maddison Keogh – Initiative
- Tim Hull – MediaCom
Max Weipeng Yang – China Social Solutions
- James Kean – Herd MSL
- Louise Morrisey – Hotwire
- Maya Ivanovic – Palin Communications
- Melanie Ochmann – News Corp
- Melissa Gray – Pedestrian Group
- Rebeccah Churchward – Kamber
- Alicia Doessel – Nine
- Rosie Brennan – SomeOne Sydney
- Suzi Williamson – Taboo
- Max Learmont – M&C Saatchi
- Rebecca Drummond – Wavemaker
- Thomas Davies – Mindshare
- Cameron Woodford – Appello
- Hoang Nguyen – CHE Proximity
- Mohadeseh Ganji – Mondo – AusNet Services
Liana Rossi MONA – Museum of Old and New Art
For those who transcend traditional ideas, rules and relationships to achieve imaginative, progressive and original. Example roles
Roles including, but not limited to: executive creative director, creative director, associate creative director, design director, creative group head, creative lead, art director, senior designer, middleweight designer, graphic designer, flash designer, communication designer, visual designer, art production manager, brand identity developer, broadcast designer, logo designer, illustrator, visual image developer, production designer, production artist, artworker, motion designer, motion graphics designer, multimedia developer, layout artist, interface designer, web designer, packaging designer, junior designer, associate designer, photographer.
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
Roles including, but not limited to: founder, CEO, owner, partner, managing director.
More than just news breakers, they are story tellers, connecting with audiences across all platforms and devices. Example roles
Roles including, but not limited to: journalist, broadcast journalist, editor, editor-in-chief, publisher, assignment editor, associate editor, columnist, reporter, presenter/news anchor, correspondent, script writer, staff writer, researcher, copy editor, producer, executive producer, supervising producer, field producer, broadcast producer, tv producer, radio producer, audiovisual producer, tv director, film director, radio director.
Multi-channel; above, below and through the line – these brand champions are connecting with customers on all levels. Example roles
Roles including, but not limited to: CMO, marketing manager, marketing director, marketing executive, social media manager, community manager, brand manager, brand director, digital marketing manager, email (eDM) marketing manager, inbound marketing manager, outbound marketing manager, content marketing manager, marketing communications manager, product marketing manager, campaign manager, trade marketing manager.
5. Media Planner/Buyer
No longer just planners and buyers, these young guns are putting the message back into the medium. Example roles
Roles including, but not limited to: media director, media planner, media buyer, media consultant, media coordinator, communications planner, digital buyer, digital planner, planning supervisor, media supervisor, communications director, broadcast planner.
Brand ambassadors and their reputation promoters, redefining what it means to manage a message. Example roles
Roles including, but not limited to: director of public relations, lobbyist, public affairs specialist, public information assistant, public information officer, public relations director, public relations manager, publicist, relationship manager, communications coordinator, communications director, corporate communications specialist, external communications manager, media and communications manager, PR analyst, media relations manager, press release writer, speech writer, content producer, influencer relations.
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
Roles including, but not limited to: project manager, associate project manager, digital project manager, creative project manager, project producer, implementation manager, integrated project manager, program manager, project coordinator, interactive project manager, technical project manager, agile project manager.
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
Roles including, but not limited to: account associate, account coordinator, account director, account executive, account manager, account specialist, account representative, advertising sales director, advertising sales representative, business development manager, client relationship manager, client partner, key account manager, strategic account manager, sales manager, director of sales, sales consultant, sales executive.
For the thinkers, goal setters and solution creators who put forward plans to move their organisation onto a better path. Example roles
Roles including, but not limited to: brand strategist, digital strategist, media strategist, advertising strategist, Insight specialist, data analysts, analytics managers, content strategy managers/directors, engagement strategy managers, campaign & eco-system planners, social voice strategy managers, behavior analysts, trends analyst, performance marketing director/manager/specialist, usability engineer/strategistcro specialist, CRO director, CRO analyst, CRI data specialist, data planner, affiliate marketing manager/specialist.
The coders and number crunchers who weaves all the tech under the hood. Example roles
Roles including, but not limited to: head of digital, UI/UX designer, front-end developer, front-end designer, back-end developer, mobile developer, app developer, full-stack developer, software developer, game developer, web developer, web analytics developer, programmatic buyer, programmer, SEO specialist, growth hacker, information architect, accessibility specialist, interactive designer, systems engineer, data architect, data analyst, cloud architect.
- 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).
- The on-time deadline for entries is Monday 22nd February 2021 (5pm AEDT). Late entries are accepted until Monday 1st March 2021 (5pm AEDT).
- The cost of each on-time entry is $199 (ex GST). Late entries are $249 (ex GST) each.
- To be eligible to enter you must be under the age of 30 years as of midnight on 15th April 2021.
- 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.
- 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.
- Entries for pairs or teams are not accepted. Each individual must create a separate entry.
- Both third party nominations and self-nominations are accepted.
- 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.
- 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.
- B&T reserves the right to move entries into other categories.
- All sections of the entry must be completed in order to be judged. Incomplete entries will be disqualified.
- Finalists announced 24th March. The Awards will be held on 15 April 2021 at The Factory Theatre.
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