Open for Entries!
Early Bird Entry Deadline: 17 June 2024
Standard Entry Deadline: 8 July 2024
Final Entry Deadline: 25 July 2024


A proven ability to deliver results. A growing and impressive career trajectory. Leadership qualities that inspire. An ongoing commitment to going above and beyond the job description. A love of innovative ideas. An unwavering desire to elevate the industry and the people in it. These are the qualities of those who embody our 40 under 40 list.

Whether you’re a marketer, creative, communicator, strategist or manager, we want to know about the marcomms trailblazers making waves, breaking boundaries, and exhibiting drive and achievement that put them well beyond the expectations of their cohort.

In our coveted annual list that highlights and handpicks the industry’s best and brightest, we are inviting entries from across the region that illustrate the amazing work of some of Asia’s most influential, creative, and interesting minds aged below 40. Judged by some of the industry’s most credible professionals and the Campaign Asia-Pacific editorial team, the experts will ensure that entries are reviewed against a set of rigorous and benchmark-setting criteria.

Rahat Kapur
Campaign Asia-Pacific


Key Dates

Early Bird Entry Deadline:
Monday, 17 June 2024

Standard Entry Deadline:
Monday, 8 July 2024

Final Entry Deadline:
Thursday, 25 July 2024

Winners Announcement:
Thursday, 19 September 2024

Entry Fees

Early Bird Entry Fee:

Standard Entry Fee:

Final Entry Fee:

  • The entry fee includes a one-year membership with Campaign Asia-Pacific. The membership can be used by the entrant or gifted to a person within the same company.
  • Find out more details about the benefits of membership, please direct any questions to
  • Entry fees are payable in Hong Kong Dollars (HKD).
  • Entry fees are due at the time of submission and are non-refundable.


Who Should Enter?

Calling all rising stars and those destined to make a big mark in APAC’s marketing, media, and advertising arena: Nominations are now open for our eleventh-annual list of standouts.

We are looking for people who have inspirational stories. People who can rightly boast about undeniable business achievements. People who are passionate about helping to drive the industry forward—not just in terms of business success but also in terms of the welfare of the people working in the industry, in terms of making the industry welcoming to people currently excluded from it, and in terms of making their communities and the world better places. Successful nominees will have proven successes in the past 12 months, a strong trajectory in their careers, an ability to lead others to perform, and an ability to inspire. Does that sound like you, or someone you know? We invite you to put forward yourself, or up to two people from your regional agency network or company.

Find out if you are eligible to enter:

  • The nominee must be based in Asia Pacific.

  • The nominee must be holding a job in an industry directly related to advertising and marketing. This means that in addition to a brand or agency, the nominee can work for a media company, a technology firm, a startup, or an event company — so long as their role relates to marketing, advertising, and/or communications.

  • The nominee must have been aged 39 or under through Thursday, 25 July 2024 (inclusive). This translates to a birth date of 26 July 1984, or later.

  • Eligibility Period: All work and achievement must relate to the period from 1 January 2023 – 25 July 2024.

  • Important Notes:

    You may nominate up to two people from your company or agency per market that your company operates in. To be clear, this means that if you are with a company that has multiple brands/agencies, you can nominate up to two people per brand/agency per market.

    While we will consider candidates who have appeared in other Campaign Asia-Pacific listings, such as Women to Watch, Women Leading Change Awards, and the Asia-Pacific Power List, we do ask that candidates wait until 2025 if they have already been featured in any of these lists within the last 12 months. If, however, the candidate will no longer meet the age requirements in a year, we will consider the nomination this year.



    The judging process will consist of two rounds where the first round, judges shall evaluate and score all entries independently via our secure online platform. Upon the final round, the judges including the Campaign Asia-Pacific’s senior editorial team will confirm the 40 winners.

    Winners 2023

    Our annual listing celebrates the 40 outstanding practitioners whose accomplishments are outweighed only by their potential to further impact marketing, media, technology and communications in Asia-Pacific.
    Aaron Zhang
    Head of Integrated Client Service
    Adrian Cheah
    Managing Director
    The Chariot Agency
    Anisha Iyer
    OMD India
    Bob Gallagher

    Past Winners


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