Are you a young star of UK PR? Entries open for PRWeek's 30 Under 30

PRWeek UK has launched its search for the brightest young stars of UK PR through the 30 Under 30 scheme.

From today, PR professionals aged under 30 can be nominated for inclusion in the prestigious list, which recognises those with the greatest potential to become industry leaders of the future – and those who have achieved greatness already.

Successful applicants will be photographed and interviewed for a special feature in the June edition of PRWeek UK.

A judging panel of industry experts has been put together to decide who makes the cut.

The panel includes: Gay Collins, founding partner of Montfort Communications; Jim Donaldson, FleishmanHillard UK managing director; Jo Dring, press and PR manager, corporate relations, at Heineken UK, who was formerly included in PRWeek's 29 Under 29 list; Nicola Green, head of comms and reputation at Telefónica UK; and Francis Ingham, PRCA director general.

Entry is open to any UK-based PR professional aged under 30 on 11 June 2015, working either for a PR agency or an in-house PR department.

The application form must be completed by a nominator (usually a line manager or similar); entries from nominees will not be accepted.

Nominees must be available for a photoshoot in London on the afternoon of Wednesday 13 May. They must also be prepared to answer a short Q&A on themselves and be willing to be interviewed by PRWeek.

Anyone who has previously appeared in PRWeek UK's 30 Under 30 will not be eligible.

The closing date is Thursday 23 April. Click here to access the online application form.

To view profiles of PRWeek’s last 30 Under 30 contingent from 2013, click here.

Heineken's Jo Dring, who was included in PRWeek's 29 Under 29 list in 2009, said: "Being named one of the 29 was a huge professional and personal achievement, and something I’m still really proud of.

"The diversity of the group always fascinates me – from in-house to agency, from highly regulated industries through to FMCG and not-for-profits – all with one common theme: everyone is hugely passionate and dedicated to PR, and has worked hard to achieve the very best communications for the company they represent.

"I believe it definitely helped me in my career – I’ve been lucky enough to work internationally on huge brand campaigns, and now have my dream job at Heineken. It’s a great list to be on – plus, for once, you get to go on the other side of the camera and have a photo shoot."

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