Nominate friends and colleagues for 30 under 30

There are two ways to nominate yourself or others. You can either complete the form on this page, or send all the necessary information to Vince Pavey at Remember we require a name, job title and employer (if applicable), a photo, and a supporting statement with your relationship to the nominee. If you have a date of birth and link to a LinkedIn profile, so much the better. Nominees must be under the age of 30 on 31st December 2023 and your completed nominations must reach us before midday on Friday 13th October to be considered.

MCV/DEVELOP’s 30 Under 30 returns in November, as part of IRL

Once again, we will be showcasing 30 of the most talented individuals under the age of 30 working in the UK games industry.

To be eligible to appear in our 30 Under 30 list this year, nominees must be under the age of 30 on the 31st December 2023. They also can’t have appeared on any of our Under 30 lists before. If you’ve had an honourable mention in a previous 30 Under 30 list, you’re still eligible.

Note: The deadline for completed nominations is midday on Friday 13th October. 

What makes a successful nomination?

Well the first advice is to carefully follow the guidelines. You may be fantastic but your nomination must include all the elements we request. Beyond that we recommend that you make sure that your LinkedIn page is fully updated and includes all the necessary details as it’s the easiest way for us to check a public record of your career to date. We are mainly looking for nominees who have spent some years in the industry and can demonstrate their excellence and progression within it.

We highly recommend that you consider your sponsors carefully. If you think your colleague is the best thing ever, then please tell us but also make sure that we also receive praise from (preferably) their line manager, or another senior member of the team where you both work. Nominations from individual’s past roles are also very well received. And if you’re freelance then we’ll be largely looking at nominations from those who have commissioned you for work.

We are more than happy to accept tailored nominations, so if one person wants to put all this stuff together for someone, or you want to chase up your sponsors yourself and submit all their kind words together, along with your own self-nomination as an overview, then that is acceptable. Just please provide an email address for everyone included, so we can get in contact if needed.

Hope that helps, any queries please get in touch, we’d much rather hear from you before than after!


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