PRWeek UK launches search for 30 Under 30 - with two new categories for 2020

PRWeek UK has launched its annual 30 Under 30 project to showcase young stars of PR.

Click here for the 30 Under 30 submission form and to access more details about the scheme.

This year, to recognise true newcomers to the sector, PRWeek has introduced a separate 30 Under 30 Newcomer category. This is for under-30s who have been in full-time employment in comms roles for no more than two years but have already shown signs of a promising career ahead.

We are also recognising the best 30 Under 30 employers. Any employer with three or more entrants in 30 Under 30 will automatically receive a 30 Under 30: Star Employer Award.

As with previous years, successful candidates can also enter the Young PR Professionals category at the PRWeek UK Awards at no extra cost.

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 July edition of PRWeek UK. The photography will take place at the London office of Hanover Communications on the afternoon of Thursday 28 May, with a drinks reception and networking event afterwards.

A judging panel of industry experts will decide who makes the cut.

The cost of entry to 30 Under 30 is £300+VAT. For the Newcomer category, the cost is £150+VAT.


Entry is open to any UK-based PR or public affairs professional aged under 30 on 10 July 2020, working either in-house or agency-side.

The online 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 the afternoon photoshoot on 28 May. Nominees must also be prepared to answer a short Q&A on themselves and be interviewed by PRWeek.

Please do not enter someone who is unable to attend the photoshoot in central London on 28 May, or anyone previously named in the 30 Under 30.

To enter, click here.

Entries close on Wednesday 1 April 2020. Late entries will be accepted until Wednesday 8 April but will be subject to a late entry fee.

For questions, please email Sam Mcintyre on

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