FIPP and UPM Rising Stars in Media 2018

FIPP & UPM’s Rising Stars in Media seeks to recognise exceptional young talent within the international media industry, across any discipline.

The Rising Stars in Media Awards reward young, talented individuals who have produced outstanding work within the industry and have delivered above and beyond expectations.

Following what judges described as the most competitive year since FIPP and UPM’s Rising Stars Awards started in 2015, the 2018 Rising Stars winners were announced on 12 December at the FIPP Insider event in London. In addition, three companies were awarded for the high standard of their entries this year. 


Rising Stars winners 2018 ()

FIPP & UPM Rising Stars 2018 


The FIPP and UPM’s Rising Stars 2018 winners are:

Overall Winners


Rising Stars overall winner ()

Helen O’Donnell

Helen O’Donnell, Talentworks, BBC Studios (Overall Winner)

Hannah Gelbart, BBC News

Rebecca Dale, Immediate Media

Tasnim Nazeer, Freelance Journalist

Andy Greening, The River Group

Ellie Cawthorne, Immediate Media

Special Jury Award

Charlie Robinson, Inside Out Publications

Highly Commended

Ellen Hoffman, Insider

Thomas Deléchat, Ringier Axel Springer Schweiz

Chris Clemo, Immediate Media

Rachel Lawler, Pre-School Learning Alliance

Skye Rubel, MPA

Rachel Arthur, Boom Salon

The overall winners get tickets to attend the FIPP World Media Congress, taking place on 12-14 November 2019 in Las Vegas.

In addition to the four overall Rising Stars winners, the judges recognised Immediate Media, BBC and The River Group for the overall high standard of their entries.


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