Trailblazer Awards 2019 Open for Submissions; The London Book Fair Trailblazer Awards celebrate UK publishing talent under 30

Trailblazer Awards 2019 Open for Submissions; The London Book Fair Trailblazer Awards celebrate UK publishing talent under 30

The Trailblazer Awards open for submissions today, recognising publishing professionals aged under 30 who are demonstrating innovation and ambition in the book industry.

Now in their fourth year, the awards are run by The London Book Fair, in partnership with the Publishers Association, supported by the Society of Young Publishers and BookBrunch. The awards are open to anyone under the age of 30 (as of 12 March 2019).

Five winners will be selected by a judging panel and announced at a ceremony in February hosted by The London Book Fair, together with SYP, BookBrunch and the PA.

Winners will receive VIP entry to The London Book Fair, access to The Club at the Ivy’s LBF pop-up, an invitation to join the PA and LBF at a Book Society dinner, an invitation to a dedicated SYP networking event at LBF, tickets to the LBF International Excellence Awards and more. The winners will also be celebrated at the Fair itself.

How to enter:
Entrants can enter themselves, or nominate a friend or colleague who they believe deserves to be recognised, by submitting a short description of why they should win in no more than 50 words via the LBF website. Entrants and nominees will also be invited to submit an optional 60 second video to support their entry or nomination. www.londonbookfair.co.uk/trailblazer

Applications will close on 12th December 2018.

Criteria:
Nominees must have demonstrated innovation, creativity, a can-do attitude, passion for the industry and for winning, ambition, and a desire to be the best at what they do.

Eligibility:
• Nominees must be under 30, as of 12 March 2019
• They must work in the publishing industry within the UK
• Interns are eligible, but not anyone in full time education

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For further information, and to request interviews, please contact:
Edwina Boyd-Gibbins
Midas Public Relations
0207 361 7860
edwina.boyd-gibbins@midaspr.co.uk

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