Last chance to enter 30 Under 30 Awards

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Late entries for B&T Magazine’s 30 Under 30 awards, which recognise the best and brightest young talent across media, marketing and advertising, will be accepted until April 11.

The annual awards, sponsored by The Newspaper Works, showcase the achievements of five talented young professionals in each of the awards’ six categories. There is also a Grand Prix winner and People’s Choice award.

The awards are open to those in leadership positions or those just starting to forge their career – as long as entrants are under 30 years of age – and for the first time since the awards began seven years ago, previous winners can enter.

B&T marketing manager Vivian Luo says the awards challenge the often-touted characterisation of young people as lazy or less hard working than the older generation.

“Having read a lot of entries, these people have incredible drive to achieve success and I’m finding a lot of them are achieving higher positions within their agencies at an early age,” she said.

B&T does follow-up interviews with past 30 Under 30 winners and Ms Luo said many of the 2015 winners had received internal promotions and some had even been headhunted by other companies looking for high achievers.

“For other young people to see that and say, ‘wow, before the age of 30 I can really achieve so much within my chosen career’ is very inspiring.

“I think it’s always a great idea to reward such hard work, especially if we’re pointing out the up-and-comers in the industry.”

The winners will be announced at an awards night on Thursday, May 26 at the Art Gallery of NSW.

To enter, participants need to outline in less than 1200 words their career path, achievement and their thoughts on what represents success and what needs to be improved in the industry.

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