The judges say that they were impressed by the strong showing of entries in the new Rising Star category. 

The category was introduced in 2022 to recognise individuals who are making a significant impact to the creativity and effectiveness of content-led advertising strategies early on in their careers.

The awards attracted interest across APAC, EMEA and the Americas with entries from:
  • Belgium
  • France
  • Germany
  • Ireland
  • Japan
  • Malaysia
  • Singapore
  • South Africa
  • South Korea
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • the United Arab Emirates
  • the UNited Kingdom, and
  • the United States of America.
The shortlist, which includes renowned brands from across 40 different organisations, was determined by an international team of 39 jurors from:
  • leading advertisers
  • agencies, and
  • publishers.
The jury's make up reflects the importance of collaboration between all three parties when creating effective content-driven marketing campaigns. The co-chairs included Hamish Goulding, head of global brand strategy at HSBC and Ritu Lakhanpal, managing partner at IPG Media Brands.

The full list of judges can be viewed here.

Damian Douglas, president of the World Media Group and managing director EMEA at TIME, says, "The World Media Group's mission is to champion international trusted journalism and support the creation of engaging content — both editorially and commercially."

"We are delighted to see how many entries demonstrate the true power of storytelling through content-driven advertising in the right media environment. The number of impressive submissions for our new Rising Star category is also encouraging — the future of the industry is clearly in safe hands," concludes Douglas.

The final category winners will be announced during a live ceremony at the Ham Yard Hotel in London on Thursday, 8 September. Shortlisted entrants will receive two free tickets to join the celebration as guests of the World Media Group, and additional tickets will be available for purchase.

The winner of the Grand Prix Award will also be announced on the night.

In addition to presenting awards to category winners on the night, the World Media Awards say that it will offer a unique prize. The winning entries are amplified in a worldwide advertising campaign valued at more than €750 000 running across the World Media Group's leading international media brands.

Members comprise:
  • The Atlantic
  • BBC Global News
  • Bloomberg Media
  • The Economist
  • The Financial Times
  • Forbes
  • Fortune
  • National Geographic
  • Insider
  • Politico Europe
  • Reuters
  • The New York Times Company
  • The Smithsonian
  • TIME
  • The Wall Street Journal, and
  • The Washington Post.
Individuals are encouraged to view the full list of shortlisted entries here

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