Thirty Under 30 competition opens for entries

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Stationery Matters, the newsletter, online and print publication for the writing instrument and paper industry, is delighted to launch the second Thirty Under 30 Awards.


Stationery Matters hopes to attract individuals aged 30 years old or younger and already making waves in their career, to enter the competition, the publication’s annual search for the next generation of young stationery stars.


The first ever Thirty Under 30 Awards in 2017 saw a select panel of industry judges pick out the 30 most promising and enterprising young people from a large number of entries. The Class of 2017 showcased a wide variety of industry roles, covering sales, marketing, product development, design and more. The youngest winner was just 16 years old.


The aim was, and is for the 2018 competition, to identify and acknowledge the important contribution young professionals make to the stationery industry.


As with the debut competition, the 2018 panel of judges will assess entries to discover people who can demonstrate drive, maturity in understanding the wider industry, and a passion for their role.


The winners will feature in a Special Focus in the Autumn/Winter issue of Stationery Matters and in a display area at the Manchester Stationery Show in October.


In addition to the 30 winners, the competition will include a select number of Judges’ Choices - individuals who stand out as being exceptional in their roles. These stand-out stars will receive their own section in the Spring/Summer19 issue of Stationery Matters, detailing their daily working lives and what motivates them to succeed.


Dynamic under-30s are encouraged to enter, as it can help propel them further in their careers.


Last year’s competition has already opened doors and offered exciting new professional opportunities for the Class of 2017. Sidonie Warren, the founder of Papersmiths, designer Nikki Strange and Daniel Mark Carr, global senior brand manager at ColArt, were invited to judge this year’s LaunchPad London competition at London Stationery Show.


The 2018 Thirty Under 30 competition is now open. Interested parties can access the entry form and find out further information at www.stationerymatters.news. The competition closes for entries on July 31, 2018.



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