WeAreTheCity’s 2018 Rising Star Awards shortlist announced


We are extremely proud to announce our shortlist for WeAreTheCity’s 2018 Rising Star Awards.

Over an eight week period, we received 1,250 nominations from across the UK and Northern Ireland. The calibre of entries for this years awards was exceptional. All of the judges stated how difficult it was to arrive at the shortlist due to the amazing achievements of our nominees. To everyone who was nominated, congratulations, you should be exceptionally proud.

On behalf of The Times & The Sunday Times and our supporting sponsors, it gives us great pleasure to announce the 2018 Rising Star awards shortlist and to congratulate all of the shortlisted individuals. We are very much looking forward to celebrating your achievements at an event kindly sponsored by NewsUK on the 06 June 2018.

The shortlist will now be judged by an additional set of expert judges, and the winners announced on 18 June. All winners will also be invited to celebrate their awards at a celebratory event at News UK on 12 July.

We would like to thank our shortlist judges for giving up their time to support this years awards: Paul Sesay, Simone Roche, Mairi McHaffie, Duncan McRae, Andy Woodfield, Dame Cilla Snowball, Dr Yvonne Thompson CBE, Helene Reardon-Bond OBE, India Martin, Rene Carayol, Amanda Mackenzie OBE, Funke Abimbola MBE, Heather Melville OBE and Stephen Frost.

The public vote of support is now open for all shortlisted nominees. The public vote only determines one winner out of the five winners of each category, the other four winners are decided by our judges. Votes can be cast here. Please note there is no public vote for either the champions or the company categories.

We would like to take this opportunity to congratulate all of the shortlisted individuals and wish them the very best of luck in the final round of judging.


For more detail about the awards, please click here.


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About the author

Alison is the Digital Content Editor for WeAreTheCity. She has a BA Honours degree in Journalism and History from the University of Portsmouth. She has previously worked in the marketing sector and in a copywriting role. Alison’s other passions and hobbies include writing, blogging and travelling.

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