INMA creates global young professionals awards competition

By Dawn McMullan


Dallas, Texas, USA


The International News Media Association (INMA) today announced a global young professionals awards competition that will spotlight outstanding achievement by rising stars in the news industry. 

The “30 Under 30” Awards will identify 30 young professionals under the age of 30 who have demonstrated outstanding achievement and career potential. They will: 

  • Have unique insights into innovation.
  • A demonstrated ability to influence peers.
  • Management skills in their field.
  • Be knowledge-hungry, a team player, and have an entrepreneurial spirit. 

The INMA competition is open to those under the age of 30 as of September 1, 2020. Deadline to apply or nominate is Friday, July 31. The application fee is free. A Web site with qualifying information and a portal to apply or nominate may be found here

INMA seeks outstanding individual applicants based on merit and an inaugural “30 Under 30” class that represents the diverse markets news media services worldwide: geography, race, creed, colour, gender, and more. 

Beyond public recognition, the 30 winners will receive access to two free INMA Master Classes and a year of INMA membership. In addition, the four Grand Prize winners will receive c-suite mentoring and a 12-month seat on an INMA regional board, among other benefits.

The “30 Under 30” Awards competition is part of INMA’s Young Professionals Initiative, which is designed to engage under-30 rising stars to elevate news media and bring new life and energy to an industry undergoing transformation. Chaired by Katharina Neubert of Business Insider in the United States, the committee includes Mari-Marthe Aamold of Schibsted in Norway, Pieter Attema Zalis of Infoglobo in Brazil, Brinda Kumar of HT Media in India, Saarah Survé of Sekunjalo in South Africa, Belle Taylor of Nine in Australia, and Lim Min Zhang of The Straits Times in Singapore.

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