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. Your job must relate to the advertising, marketing or media sector to enter.
ENTRIES CLOSE: Friday 4 February 2022
LATE ENTRIES CLOSE: Friday 11 February 2022
AWARDS: Thursday, 31 March 2022, 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.

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

Key Dates

Entries close
Friday 4th February 2022
on-time entry fee $199

Late entries close
Friday 11th February 2022
late entry fee $249

People’s choice poll launching
Monday 14th February 2022

Shortlist announced
Wednesday 9th March 2022

Early bird tickets close
Monday 14th March 2022

People’s choice poll closing
Monday 7th March 2022

Award night
Thursday 31st March  2022

Thanks to our sponsors and partners

2021 Winners


  • Anais Read – Publicis Worldwide
  • Evie Hilliar – BMF
  • Nic Molyneux – DDB Melbourne



  • Cormac Gray – Top Tier Marketing
  • Jonathan Henshaw – Ryvalmedia
  • Zyran Erasmus – App Boxer



  • Elfy Scott – oOh!media / Junkee Media
  • Jacob Shields – ABC News
  • Roma Christian – AESTOLOGYY



  • Alexandra Paxinos – South Australian Tourism Commission
  • Annalise Booker – Carlton & United Breweries
  • Samantha Kariyawasam – Sony Music


Media Planner/Buyer

  • Caitlin Mills – UM
  • Lily Nielsen – Wavemaker
  • Rachel Rose Andrada – MediaCom Australia


People’s Choice

Akib Hasan – Verizon Media


  • Aliisa Frassetto – Wotif Group
  • Meg Syme – Edelman
  • Andrew Knowles Shoebridge – Knowles Media Group


Project Manager

  • Hattie Dinger – OMD
  • Thomas Grainger – TikTok
  • Jacqueline Butler – News Corp Australia


Sales/Account Manager

  • Andrew Bonnici – Cartology
  • Daniel Walsh – 10 ViacomCBS
  • Linh Diep – Khemistry



  • Asier Carazo – Atomic 212º
  • Caitlin West – Bohemia Group
  • Jeff Jaraved – CAASie.co



  • Elise Stitt – Pedestrian Group
  • Greer Lester – The Trade Desk
  • Sophia Mary McDermott – MediaMonks


Grand Prix:

Anais Read – Publicis Worldwide

Categories descriptions

1. Agency Sales / Account Management

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

2. Creative

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

3. 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

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. Media 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

7. PR

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

8. Project Manager

The planners and coordinators who create a consistent pulse to guide every project towards on-time and on-budget delivery. 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 4th February 2022 (5pm AEDT). Late entries are accepted until Friday 11th March 2022 (5pm AEDT).
  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 31st March 2022.
  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 9th March. The Awards will be held on 31st March 2022 at The Factory Theatre.


Rosie Oakshott
General Manager – B&T & Travel Weekly
0431 387 971

Erin Macdonald
Business Development Executive
0432 993 388

Sarah Greenan
Business Development Executive
0412 533 279

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Riin Rodenberg
Events Manager
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Romy Bradridge
Project Manager
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