Celebrating emerging
talent in journalism and politics

30 To Watch

Our prestigious 30 to Watch Awards have celebrated the rising stars of journalism and politics for more than a decade.

13
years of championing young and exciting talent in the industry
350+
winners selected from thousands of entries
100+
judges, leading figures from the worlds of media and politics
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30 To Watch: Journalism

30 to Watch: Journalism celebrates the most talented and influential young journalists across the United Kingdom.

Each year, 30 winners under 30 are chosen in recognition of their outstanding investigation, storytelling and impact. Gold winners are selected for each category, ranging from News to Culture, Entertainment & Lifestyle.

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30 To Watch: Politics

30 to Watch: Politics celebrates the people producing fresh policy thinking, shedding new light on issues and broadening public engagement with politics.

Each year, 30 winners under 30 are chosen in recognition of their outstanding thinking, communication and impact. Gold winners are selected for eight different categories, ranging from Legislator of the Year to Campaigner of the Year.

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“This group can be accurately described as the future of our industry.”

John Ryley, Head of Sky News

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10 Apr 2024

Introducing the Sport Category | 30 to Watch: Journalism Awards, 2024

For 2024 we have launched a 'Sport' category to shine a spotlight on the unique storytelling and great talent within sport journalism. James Rollinson, Director, Earned Media, shares insights into the...See More

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 30 To Watch: Journalism Awards open for entries 

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