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PPA 30 Under 30 2020 – winners announced

The winners of PPA 30 Under 30 have been announced, recognising some of the best and brightest upcoming talent in UK magazine media.

PPA 30 Under 30 2020 – winners announced
Owen Meredith: “These 30 winners have demonstrated genuine raw talent.”

PPA received over 100 entries from rising stars in editorial, design, sales, marketing and events across business and consumer magazine media and 30 winners and a Student Journalist of the Year were chosen by a panel of judges made up of senior industry figures.

PPA Managing Director, Owen Meredith, commented: “We are delighted to announce this year’s PPA 30 under 30. With an exceptionally high standard of entries, these awards grow in stature every year, and recognise the very best young talent working in magazine and business media today. These 30 winners have demonstrated genuine raw talent that will serve them and our industry well over their careers.

“In these unprecedented times, it is inspiring to see the leaders of tomorrow who are helping rebuild our industry, with a passion that informs, empowers and delights their audiences.”

View profiles and pictures of the PPA 30 Under 30 Class of 2020 here.

PPA 30 Under 30 2020 winners

  • Madeleine Barber - Special Projects Editor, Travel Trade Gazette, TTG Media
  • Nathaniel Barker - Deputy News Editor, Inside Housing, Ocean Media Group
  • Dusty Baxter-Wright - Senior Entertainment & Lifestyle Writer, Cosmopolitan UK, Hearst UK
  • Becky Burgum - Features Assistant, ELLE, Hearst UK
  • Esther Clark - Deputy Food Editor, BBC Good Food, Immediate Media
  • Jack Courtez - Editor, RN, Newtrade
  • Olivia de Courcy - Beauty Editor, Harrods Magazine, Harrods Publishing
  • Chris Dillon - Editor, Vape Retailer and The Retail Success Handbook, Newtrade
  • Gabriel Gottardo Da Silva - Art Editor, Hearst Content Agency
  • Rob Horgan - News Editor, New Civil Engineer, Metropolis/Emap
  • Edie Jeffreys - Video Producer, Hearst UK
  • Victoria Jowett - Beauty Director, Cosmopolitan UK, Hearst UK
  • Beth Kennedy - Editor, Chemist + Druggist, Informa
  • Esther Kezia Thorpe - Co-Host, Media Voices Podcast, Media Voices Ltd
  • Alyson Lowe - Audience Growth Manager, Vogue, The Condé Nast Publications
  • Emily Maitland - Account Manager, Dare Magazine, The River Group
  • Pui-Guan Man - News Editor, EG, Reed Business Information
  • James Manning - International Editor, Time Out, Time Out Group
  • Joe McDonnell - Head of Insight, WGSN
  • Liberty Mendez - Recipe Developer, BBC Good Food, Immediate Media
  • Tom Miller - Production Manager, George at ASDA, Hearst UK
  • Gabriella Minchella - Senior Fashion Assistant, Red Magazine, Good Housekeeping & Prima, Hearst UK
  • Constanza Pearce - Reporter, Pulse, Cogora
  • Olive Pometsey - Junior Digital Editor, GQ, The Condé Nast Publications
  • Helen Pye - Deputy Editor, Hitched, The Knot Worldwide
  • Matt Richardson - Picture Editor, British Airways & Mandarin Oriental, Cedar Communications
  • Sabrina Sahota - Digital Journalist, MadeForMums, Immediate Media
  • Rebecca Thair - Editor, Happiful Magazine, Happiful
  • Hiten Vara - Digital Marketing Executive, Immediate Media
  • Alice Wilkinson - Deputy Editor, Waitrose & Partners HEALTH Magazine, John Brown Media

Student Journalist of the Year

Annabel Nugent, Magazine Journalism MA, City, University of London

Highly commended: Joshua Stein, Investigative Journalism MA, City, University of London

Highly commended: Nur Adriana Zainal Abidin, Journalism Studies, The University of Sheffield