From production operatives and marketing executives, to sustainability champions and design dynamos, our Rising Star winners represent a kaleidoscope of talent. We want to show you that winners can come from all areas of our industries.
Drive and determination
Perhaps you’re an editorial assistant or HR co-ordinator? The awards are open to those working in any area of the print, paper, packaging, publishing and graphics sectors. There’s no one-size-fits-all for a Rising Star Award – the only common thread is passion and dedication. 2023 judge and previous winner, Victoria Blackwell, Senior Marketing Executive at Nutshell, was searching for people clearly showing enthusiasm, adding; “Those who really stood out were the applications that shone with a genuine passion for their role and the industry.”
Whether it’s operations, marketing, design or saving the planet, find your passion and make it your guiding star. “Be confident and be yourself,” says 2023 winner, Aaron Toombs, a Pre-Media Operative at BCQ Group. “But make sure you know what your career goals are, as you can only win once. Explain your reasons for picking your courses and give a clear vision as to how they will benefit you in the future.”
Embrace your uniqueness
The industry loves diversity. Your quirks, interests and side gigs are your secret weapons and Victoria agrees. “Be personal; this really is your chance to shine and stand out. The judges aren’t looking for short answers, they want to get to know you in your application and understand how a Rising Star Award could help you reach the next step in your career.”
So, whether you’re an executive assistant, a marketing maverick, a finance manager or social media whizz, know that there’s a spot for you among the stars. Embrace your uniqueness and what you can deliver to the industry as a result, show us this in your application, and get ready to join the expanding galaxy of Rising Stars in our incredible industry.
You can join the Rising Stars constellation and shine in your career
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