Radio Today 30 Under 30 Awards

The search to unearth Australia’s youngest and brightest minds in radio, audio and podcasting has officially begun!

The next generation of radio talent and behind-the-scenes superstars are set to be celebrated at Radio Today’s inaugural 30 Under 30 Awards.

The awards will recognise radio’s rising stars across sales, on-air, programming, marketing, music, content, news, podcasting, digital and campaigns.

Entries for the Radio Today 30 Under 30 Awards are officially open below.

The initiative is supported by Australian Radio Network, Nine Radio, Southern Cross Austereo, NOVA Entertainment, ACE Radio and Sony Music.

Five finalists and three winners will be selected from each of the ten categories. There will also be a publically voted Reader’s Choice winner.

To keep updated with the awards, join the Radio Today newsletter and Facebook Event.


Key Dates

Entries Open: Monday, September 28

Entries Close: Friday, October 23 (11.59pm AEDT)

Judging Period: October 26 to November 6

Shortlist Announced: Monday, November 16

Reader’s Choice Poll Opens:​ Wednesday, November 18

Reader’s Choice Poll Closes:​ Wednesday, November 25

Winners Announced: Thursday, November 26


Sponsors

Southern Cross Austereo

“It is important to recognise and celebrate the industry’s rising stars and that’s why SCA is delighted to sponsor the inaugural 30 Under 30 Awards. The sheer amount of talent in this industry is outstanding, and we wish everyone the best of luck,” Grant Blackley, CEO, Southern Cross Austereo (SCA) 

NOVA Entertainment

“New leadership, and the injection of fresh ideas and energy that comes with it, is what has ensured the enviable lifespan of radio. It’s testament both to the strength of the medium and our continued relevance that we are attracting this calibre of young talent to the industry,” Peter Charlton, COO (and incoming CEO), NOVA Entertainment

Australian Radio Network

“It’s never been more important to recognise and celebrate the achievements of the rising stars of the radio and audio industry. These are the next generation of industry leaders, innovators and creators who are dedicated to ensuring the Australian audio industry has a bright future ahead,” Ciaran Davis, CEO, Australian Radio Network (ARN) 

Nine Radio

“Radio is a fabulous training ground for a career in media. I loved my time as a cadet at 2UE and learnt so much, very quickly. As a business we are eager to both support and celebrate the next generation or radio talent – on air and off air – through this important initiative,” Tom Malone, MD, Nine Radio  

ACE Radio

“ACE Radio is excited to sponsor the 30 Under 30 initiative because we believe it is imperative to support and encourage the next generation of industry talent,” Mark Taylor, CEO, ACE Radio


Entry Criteria

The search to unearth Australia’s youngest and brightest minds in radio, audio and podcasting has officially begun!

The next generation of radio talent and behind-the-scenes superstars are set to be celebrated at Radio Today’s inaugural 30 Under 30 Awards.

The awards will recognise radio’s rising stars across sales, on-air, programming, marketing, music, content, news, podcasting, digital and campaigns.

Entries for the Radio Today 30 Under 30 Awards are officially open below.

The initiative is supported by Australian Radio Network, Nine Radio, Southern Cross Austereo, NOVA Entertainment, ACE Radio and Sony Music.

Five finalists and three winners will be selected from each of the ten categories. There will also be a publically voted Reader’s Choice winner.

To keep updated with the awards, join the Radio Today newsletter and Facebook Event.


Key Dates

Entries Open: Monday, September 28

Entries Close: Friday, October 23 (11.59pm AEDT)

Judging Period: October 26 to November 6

Shortlist Announced: Monday, November 16

Reader’s Choice Poll Opens:​ Wednesday, November 18

Reader’s Choice Poll Closes:​ Wednesday, November 25

Winners Announced: Thursday, November 26


Apply Now

The search to unearth Australia’s youngest and brightest minds in radio, audio and podcasting has officially begun!

The next generation of radio talent and behind-the-scenes superstars are set to be celebrated at Radio Today’s inaugural 30 Under 30 Awards.

The awards will recognise radio’s rising stars across sales, on-air, programming, marketing, music, content, news, podcasting, digital and campaigns.

Entries for the Radio Today 30 Under 30 Awards are officially open below.

The initiative is supported by Australian Radio Network, Nine Radio, Southern Cross Austereo, NOVA Entertainment, ACE Radio and Sony Music.

Five finalists and three winners will be selected from each of the ten categories. There will also be a publically voted Reader’s Choice winner.

To keep updated with the awards, join the Radio Today newsletter and Facebook Event.


Key Dates

Entries Open: Monday, September 28

Entries Close: Friday, October 23 (11.59pm AEDT)

Judging Period: October 26 to November 6

Shortlist Announced: Monday, November 16

Reader’s Choice Poll Opens:​ Wednesday, November 18

Reader’s Choice Poll Closes:​ Wednesday, November 25

Winners Announced: Thursday, November 26


Got questions?

The search to unearth Australia’s youngest and brightest minds in radio, audio and podcasting has officially begun!

The next generation of radio talent and behind-the-scenes superstars are set to be celebrated at Radio Today’s inaugural 30 Under 30 Awards.

The awards will recognise radio’s rising stars across sales, on-air, programming, marketing, music, content, news, podcasting, digital and campaigns.

Entries for the Radio Today 30 Under 30 Awards are officially open below.

The initiative is supported by Australian Radio Network, Nine Radio, Southern Cross Austereo, NOVA Entertainment, ACE Radio and Sony Music.

Five finalists and three winners will be selected from each of the ten categories. There will also be a publically voted Reader’s Choice winner.

To keep updated with the awards, join the Radio Today newsletter and Facebook Event.


Key Dates

Entries Open: Monday, September 28

Entries Close: Friday, October 23 (11.59pm AEDT)

Judging Period: October 26 to November 6

Shortlist Announced: Monday, November 16

Reader’s Choice Poll Opens:​ Wednesday, November 18

Reader’s Choice Poll Closes:​ Wednesday, November 25

Winners Announced: Thursday, November 26