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Celebrating the
rising stars
of British
journalism

30 to Watch: Journalism

30 to Watch Journalism celebrates the most talented and influential young journalists in Britain.

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

Past winners of the 30 to Watch Journalism Awards have included Sophy Ridge, Oliver Shah, Seb Payne, Bianca Nobilo, Reni Eddo-Lodge, Jim Waterson, Kate McCann and Isabel Hardman.

The Awards are free to enter and open to all, with the Award ceremony taking place each spring.

We’re proud of our 30 To Watch awards because:
  • We’ve been celebrating young talent for the past 11 years
  • Judges include top editors, journalists and commentators, many of whom are former winners
  • Our spring award ceremony is a major fixture in the industry calendar

Watch this space

Entries open early in the new year. Follow #30ToWatch for details.

Hall of fame

Our growing list of alumni includes many of the best-known names in British journalism. Past winners have ranged from Sophy Ridge and Oliver Shah to Bianca Nobilo and Reni Eddo-Lodge. Check out more of the previous winners below:

Marianna Spring
Marianna Spring
Joice Etutu
Joice Etutu
Oscar Williams-Grut
Oscar Williams-Grut
Asa Bennett
Asa Bennett
Katie Morley
Katie Morley
Martha Kelner
Martha Kelner
Pandora Sykes
Pandora Sykes
Duncan Robinson
Duncan Robinson
Peter Campbell
Peter Campbell
Paris Lees
Paris Lees
Sophy Ridge
Sophy Ridge

Get in touch

If you have any questions about our 30 To Watch Journalism Awards please email 30towatch@mhpgroup.com