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Last call for regional journalists under 30 to enter national awards

Tina DahelyRegional journalists under 30 are being reminded they have less than two weeks left to enter an awards scheme recognising their work.

Entries are being welcomed for the MHP 30 to Watch list, which each year features 30 journalists under the age of 30 who are judged to be making a difference to the UK media industry.

MHP has announced Sun editor Tony Gallagher will deliver the keynote speech at this year’s awards ceremony, which will be held at News UK’s London headquarters on 30 May.

Regional journalists to feature on the list in recent years include Kent Live’s Sian Elvin, Courtney Cameron, of the Edinburgh Evening News, and Sam Blackledge, of the Plymouth Herald.

The event will be hosted by BBC Radio 2 breakfast news presenter Tina Daheley, pictured.

The awards are free to enter for any journalist working full-time for any UK title, including newspapers, magazines, websites and broadcasters.

The only other requirement is that entrants must be 30 or under at the time the submitted work was published.

People can nominate themselves, a friend or a colleague, and the closing date for entries is midnight on 11 April.

Ian Kirby, head of the MHP strategic media unit, said: “With less than two weeks to go before the deadline for submissions closes, we would encourage young journalists to take the leap and put themselves forward.

“We are really proud of 30 To Watch. It gets bigger and better every year and it’s a genuine pleasure to see so many of our rising stars become established figures in the media.”

For more information on how to enter, click here.