30 Under 30: “You never know what doors it could open for you”


Still tossing up whether to enter the Radio Today 30 Under 30 Awards?

The advice from those who’ve already won is: Just do it.

ARN Music and Programming Manager Jake Powell tells Radio Today one of the greatest rewards has been the recognition.

“Radio Today’s 30 Under 30 is a brilliant initiative that I have greatly benefited from in my career.”

“Peer and industry recognition is valuable in such a relatively small media landscape. It is like getting a blue tick on Twitter (that you do not need to pay for)!”

“I am a ‘radio nerd’ and being able to see the all the other young, passionate radio/audio nerds talking about how much they love the medium is very encouraging for an industry that is constantly assumed to be under threat.”

“It really is worth applying for. You never know what doors it could open for you!”

 Nine Radio producer Jacob Pittolo agrees.

“Being recognised as part of the 30 Under 30 was a real personal success for me.”

“Many people in radio do start in the industry very early on. So for me, while I am in my 20s, it was a great reminder that there is still so much of my career in radio to go.”

“The awards for me also gave recognition to the work we do on 2GB Afternoons with Deb Knight.”

“Being recognised by those in the industry for the work I have been a part of is really special.”



To be eligible, you must be an Australian citizen, permanent resident, or a New Zealand citizen living in Australia. You must have been aged 30 or under on 1 November, 2022, and have been employed in radio, audio or podcasting for a 12 month period from July 1st, 2021.


How to Register

REGISTER HERE for full details. Registration is FREE.

By registering, you can start your entry and update it as often as you like before all entries close on December 4th.


How to Enter

Once you’ve completed your entry form, proceed to the checkout.

Earlybird entries ($55) are NOW OPEN. They close, Sunday 20 November.

Late entries ($75) open Monday 21 November.

All entries close Sunday, 4 December.

Winners announced Friday, 16 December.


The shortlist will be revealed through November, ahead of the virtual event on December 16, when winners will be announced.


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This initiative is enthusiastically supported by NINE Radio, LiSTNR, ACE Radio, CADA and AFTRS.

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