General Guidelines & Information

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 own 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 own regional agency network or company.

Find out if you are eligible to enter:

  • The nominee must be based in Asia Pacific (including Australia and New Zealand).
  • 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, 14 September 2023 (inclusive). This translates to a birth date of 15 September 1983, or later.

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 Women to Watch before, or in other Campaign Asia-Pacific listings, such as Women Leading Change Awards and the Asia-Pacific Power List, we do ask that candidates wait until 2024 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’s time, we will consider the nomination this year.

Payment Methods:
As for the payment method, you can choose between online (credit card/Union Pay) or offline method (bank transfer).
For online payment, you will be redirected to STRIPE our secure payment gateway and we accept the following credit card types: VISA / MASTER and AMEX. To pay via Union Pay please select this and you will be redirected to the payment page. For credit card/Union Pay, a 3.5% bank surcharge will be applied.
For bank transfer, you can transfer through your personal online banking system or arrange the transaction at the bank. The payment deadline due for the bank transfer is the next day by noon time (12 pm Hong Kong Time) of the respective entry deadlines.
If you choose the bank transfer option, you will be responsible for any bank fees related to this transaction. Please do indicate this to the bank clearly when making the transfer.
For further details on the payment methods, please refer to our Entry Kit.

You can flag confidential information by putting it into [square brackets] to mark various sensitive parts.
We ask that you only flag the specific information that must be kept confidential, rather than the whole entry or very large parts of it, since we will rely on this information to compile a profile of any nominee that makes the list.
The Organiser reserves the right to publish details of the entries that are not marked as confidential.

Judges reserve the right to raise queries regarding the information provided and will penalise any entry if there is evidence of inaccurate and misleading claims or in cases of substantiated misconduct or reputational damage, which may result in the entry being disqualified.

All credits required on the online submission form must be filled in correctly and cannot be changed after submission.
Entrants are responsible for ensuring that all credits are correct at the time of submission and to ensure that all information submitted is accurate. The Organiser is not liable to make such changes.
Any requests for changes are subject to the approval of the Organiser. A fee of HKD 1,000 will be charged for each change if approved.
Once the entry submission is confirmed via our online platform, all credits on the online entry submission form, indicated as credited company/nominee names, market/office, will be treated as FINAL.
All credits submitted will be used for publication across all channels on Campaign Asia-Pacific and 40 Under 40 websites to announce the selected rising stars.

For entries submitted by or on behalf of the nominee, the endorser must be a member of senior management, which will be the CEO, MD, or Head of the office.
NOTE: The nominee cannot endorse their own submission. In cases where the nominee is the most senior member of management/brand representative, the second most senior representative must endorse the entry.
Important Note

If any changes are made to the written submission at the request of the Organiser, the original endorsement will become invalid. The endorser must endorse again when submitting the revised submission.

Contact Us

Zamir Khan

Director of Awards & Training Events, Asia


Kaling Man

Head of Awards & Training Events



General Awards Enquiry


Richard Fahy

Commercial Director, Campaign Asia-Pacific