30 To Watch: Politics 2023
Celebrating the next generation
of political talent

Key Information

30 To Watch: Politics is back for its second year to celebrate the best young talent in British Politics.  

In partnership with Total Politics Group, our headline partner, we have launched a nationwide search to identify 30 individuals aged 30 or under, who are producing fresh policy thinking, shedding light on new issues, and broadening public engagement with politics. 

At a time of growing political polarisation and generational change, 30 To Watch Politics wants to celebrate the people in the early stages of their careers, who are already driving future change. Because of this, the awards are, and always will be, free to enter.

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  • Entries open: Thursday 28th September
  • Entries close: Friday 27th October
  • Extended deadline: Tuesday 31st October
  • Winners announced: Week commencing 27th November
  • Award ceremony: Wednesday 6th December (Gold winners announced)

2023 Judges

Categories and entry requirements

When assessing nominees in each category, judges will be looking at the political impact and influence an individual has demonstrated over 2023.

Each entry needs to include up to a 500 word personal statement, which can be accompanied by an optional 2-3 supporting links showcasing your work. You may also enter up to two categories, but only one statement is required.

If you are nominating someone else, please tick the box at the start of the form, and imput your details into the first three fields.

For any questions please email [email protected]

Commentator to watch

This category is open to journalists, bloggers, vloggers and influencers who cover or who have made an impact on politics.

Diversity / Inclusivity Champion to watch

This category is open to those who have successfully sought to increase participation in politics, or who have broken boundaries through their own activity.

Health Champion to watch

This category is open to those who have made a positive impact on a public health issue.

Issue Campaigner to watch

This category is open to those who have made a significant impact through campaigning for change on a single issue.

Local Champion to watch

This category is open to any elected councillor or candidate in local government across the UK, but also others who have made a political impact championing their area.

Think Tanker to watch

This category is open to individuals working in the wider policy community, including think tanks and other research institutes.

Parliamentarian to watch

This category is open to members of parliament in Westminster or Holyrood, or Assembly members in Cardiff Bay or Stormont.

Political Adviser to watch

This category is open to political staffers, whether special advisers, policy advisers, party workers, parliamentary staff or council group advisers.

Winners announced!

View the winners of the 2023, 30 To Watch: Politics awards.


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