Nominations for MCV’s 30 Under 30 2019 are now open

MCV’s 30 Under 30 returns in April, in partnership with OPM Jobs.

Once again, we will be showcasing 30 of the most talented individuals under the age of 30 working in the UK games industry.

MCV’s 30 Under 30 is open to everyone involved in the UK video games industry – publishers, retailers, media and supporting industries – and also to development talent for the first time, from staff at larger studios to new indies.

To be eligible to appear in our 30 Under 30 list, nominees must be under the age of 30 on Monday, April 1st. They also can’t have appeared on MCV’s or Develop’s 30 Under 30 lists before. If you’ve had an honourable mention in a previous 30 Under 30 list, you’re still eligible.

To put someone forward (or yourself), please email your nomination to Marie Dealessandri at

Your nomination must include the following:

  • Your nominee’s name
  • A high-resolution headshot of your nominee
  • Their job title and place of employment (don’t worry, freelancers can still be nominated)
  • A paragraph on why they should earn a place in this year’s 30 Under 30 

Incomplete applications will not be considered.

The deadline for nominations is 6pm on Friday, March 15th.

OPM’s owner Kim Parker-Adcock commented: "I love getting involved with MCV’s 30 Under 30. Many moons ago I worked in games distribution, so the commercial of the business is close to my heart. It’s very important to recognise the achievements of the people working behind the scenes, and this feature does exactly that!"

About Marie Dealessandri

Marie Dealessandri is MCV’s former senior staff writer. After testing the waters of the film industry in France and being a radio host and reporter in Canada, she settled for the games industry in London in 2015. She can be found (very) occasionally tweeting @mariedeal, usually on a loop about Baldur’s Gate, Hollow Knight and the Dead Cells soundtrack.

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