MHP announces Young Journalist Awards: 30 To Watch

MHP Communications is delighted to announce that it is seeking nominations for the 2017 Young Journalist Awards: 30 To Watch


Now in their sixth year, the awards have become an established and successful event which celebrates the best young talent in the British media.

Former gold winners like Sophy Ridge, Isabel Hardman and Jim Waterson have gone on to become established figures in the British media, all of whom recognise the value of being spotted at an early stage in their career.

While most journalism awards include a prize for young reporter, MHP’s Young Journalist Awards are the only event exclusively designed to highlight and commend the new generation of rising stars.

The Process:

MHP is seeking nominations for young journalists to be shortlisted in the following categories: Print, Broadcast, Online, Magazine, Trade media

The only criteria are that entrants should be under the age of 30 and working in an editorial capacity for a UK media title

Entries should include:

  • Name of nominee
  • Media title or freelance
  • Three examples of work (acceptable formats include URL, PDF, media file or JPEG)
  • Brief description of nominee’s work
  • Nominations to be submitted to by March 24th

Awards Event:

The MHP Young Journalist Awards: 30 To Watch will be held at The Hospital Club in Covent Garden, on May 25th

The top thirty shortlisted nominees will be invited to the event accompanied by a senior colleague

The top five Gold Winners will be announced at the awards ceremony which will be hosted by a leading figure in the UK media

The Judges:

MHP’s Young Journalist Awards: 30 To Watch are judged by an experienced panel drawn from across the UK media:

Peter Campbell: Motor industry correspondent for the FT and former 30 To Watch gold winner

Camilla Mankabady: Programme editor, ITV News at Ten

David Wooding: Political Editor, The Sun on Sunday

Adam Batstone: Director of MHP Communications, former Assistant Editor of BBC News website

Ian Kirby: Managing Director, MHP Communications, former Political Editor, News of the World

Andrew Leach: Managing Director of MHP Communications, former financial journalist for Mail on Sunday, The Scotsman and Birmingham Post

Nicole Martin: Associate Director of MHP Communications, former media correspondent, Daily Telegraph

Nick Collins: Account Director, MHP Communications, former science correspondent, Daily Telegraph

Former Winners:

Over the past five years MHP 30 To Watch winners have come from across the journalistic spectrum. What all of them have in common is the enthusiasm and zeal to make a real impact whether by breaking new stories, dogged research or inventive use of new technology.

This year for the first time, MHP will combine the annual awards with the publication of new research conducted among our former winners, which sheds light on the changing nature of the UK media.

The findings will be released to coincide with the announcement of the 2017 MHP Young Journalist Awards: 30 To Watch winners.

2016 Winners

2015 Winners

2014 Winners

2013 Winners

2012 Winners