The Rising Star Awards

Recognising the best young talent in our industry

Championing the sector’s future talent

The Rising Star Awards recognise the best young talent in our industry and help them to reach their career goals. The awards have grown, and are now the largest awards programme in the UK for those aged 18-30 in the sector.

From presentation skills to certified training, winners receive funding of up to £1500, as well as expert advice to help with their personal and professional development.

If you are working in the print, publishing, paper, packaging, or graphic industries, and want to boost your career, the awards could be for you..

Applications for 2022 are now closed and we re-open in 2023.

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Rising Stars

The process

A handy guide to help you prepare before applying

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Rising Star updates

What can I use the award for?

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What’s new

Case study

“You’re always there for me if I need help”

Telling the stories of the North

Telling the stories of the North

It’s Yorkshire Day, and to celebrate we spoke to Michael Crossland, Leeds based journalist and 2022 Rising Star, about how he got started in his career and why he is...

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Coping with the cost of living

Coping with the cost of living

The cost of living over the last year has shot up and many people are feeling the pinch on their household finances. The Office for National Statistics found that 91%...

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