Rising Stars award winners announced at Congress

At a refreshingly relaxed ceremony that took place under the Citadel sunshine at Congress last week, the winners of the 2022 FIPP & UPM Rising Stars in Media Awards were officially announced. Recognising excellence in both editorial and commercial categories, the awards are open to anyone under the age of 30, or those who have been employed in media for less than 5yrs.

Our Overall Winner this year was Kim Dewe – Head of SEO at Blue Array, with Charlie Haynes of the BBC  and Utkarsh Arora of The Times of India also taking home accolades. 

“We are delighted to once again present the Rising Stars in Media Awards, with our partners UPM Communication Papers,” said James Hewes, President & CEO of FIPP. “This year proved to be a particularly hard-fought contest, with entries coming from multiple sectors. It was fantastic to see our overall winner join us in Portugal, as our flagship event returned to a real-world setting, and it’s clear that the future of our industry is in very capable hands!” 

“I’m really pleased to be recognised by FIPP for my involvement in the business of media over the past five or so years,” said Kim Dewe – Head of SEO at Blue Array. “SEO plays a special and critical role for publishers, so I feel honoured to be representing our industry.” 

“I’ve been fortunate enough to be a part of Blue Array where the vision for the agency’s growth has come to fruition over many years of hard work. This award is testament to that but I also work with a really talent bunch of people and clients who have supported me along the way.”

Full list of winners:

Category – Journalism

Charlie Haynes, BBC – Winner
Katie Catherall, Quest Media Network – Highly Commended

Category – Business of Media 

Kim Dewe, Blue Array – OVERALL WINNER
Utkarsh Arora, Times of India – Winner 
Lise van Breda, Media24 – Highly Commended
Michael de Beer, Media24 – Highly Commended
Silvia Pikal, Toast Media Inc. – Highly Commended

We’ll have exclusive content with all of the successful participants on FIPP.com over the coming weeks, including key insights into what made their winning entries so successful! In the meantime, you can find out more about the Rising Stars Awards here


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