The PPA Next Gen Awards recognise the top 30 rising stars under the age of 30, currently working in consumer magazine and business media in the UK.

Applications for the PPA Next Gen Awards and Student of the year are now closed. Stay tuned, we will be announcing the winners shortly. You can register your interest for 2024 here.

We pride ourselves on the robustness of our judging process, ensuring all entries are fairly considered and thoroughly reviewed. Industry experts review our entries to ultimately decide the winners in a two-step judging process, find out who's on the 2023 panel here.

Stay tuned, we will be announcing the 2023 winners very soon!

Receiving industry recognition is just the start, Next Gen winners are also…

  • Profiled across PPA platforms - reaching over 20,000 media professionals
  • Invited to an evening of celebration with the opportunity to meet industry judges, PPA Next Gen alumni, and industry stars
  • Enjoy complimentary tickets to the PPA Festival and be invited to engage with the PPA community through event speaking slots, awards judging, and more

The newly rebranded PPA Next Gen Awards (formerly 30 under 30) have had many notable winners over the years. You can see a small selection here.

Each year, in tandem with the PPA Next Gen Awards, we search for the future creators of our industry, who have showcased exceptional work during their studies, and display promise to be the journalistic talent of tomorrow.

This free-to-enter category is open to all current undergraduate or postgraduate journalism students or those that have recently graduated (of any age range).

Find out more and register your interest for 2024 here.

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