The PPA has launched the PTC New Talent Awards to celebrate the brightest new stars in consumer and business media publishing.
Building on the success of the coveted PTC New Journalist Awards, the new event will promote and reward excellence across an expanded range of publishing job functions, from editorial and design through to marketing, sales and circulation.
Students studying on journalism and publishing courses accredited by the Periodicals Training Council (PTC) will also continue to be recognised at the event, with the Most Promising Student Journalist of the Year award now separated into undergraduate and postgraduate categories.
The addition of new categories takes the total number of awards to 18 – double the number handed out at the 2010 PTC New Journalist of the Year Awards.
Loraine Davies, PTC Director, said: “The PTC New Journalist of the Year Awards has for years provided a showcase for those with outstanding editorial promise and the winners have gone on to become some of the stars of our industry."
Davies added: “With the launch of the PTC New Talent Awards we have extended this platform to recognise the broad range of skills that are crucial to the success of today’s media brands.”
The PTC New Talent Awards are open for entry until September 23, 2011. Full details, including a list of categories, can be found at www.ptcnewtalent.co.uk.
Winners will be unveiled at a glittering ceremony in central London in February 2012 following two rounds of judging. A final third judging panel will select an overall winner.
The PPA promotes and protects the interests of print and online publishers of consumer and business media in the UK. The PPA has around 200 publishing companies in its membership, which collectively produce more than 2,500 consumer and business magazines and journals as well as digital media, data products and events. For more information visit www.ppa.co.uk
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