New Marketing Talent Award – entries now closed

Generously sponsored by British Dairying magazine and supported by the VMA, this award is intended to recognise a new marketer, either in age, experience or both, who has demonstrated marketing flair within the veterinary and animal health industry.

Why Enter?

As well as prestige and platform opportunities, the New Marketing Talent Award winner will receive:

  • A bursary of £2,000 towards approved marketing CPD
  • VMA-facilitated New Marketing Talent Mentorship Program
  • A £500 personal cash prize
  • Certificate of achievement with logo which can be used for professional publicity
  • Complementary access to VMA CPD events for 12/24* months (extension due to COVID)*exclusions apply

The winner will also have the opportunity to benefit from:

  • An invitation to join the VMA Committee
  • VMA-generated PR opportunities

All finalists will each receive a Certificate of achievement and logo which can be used for professional publicity and a £100 personal cash prize.

All finalists will be invited as guests of the VMA to the VMA Annual Awards event at the Royal Lancaster London on Friday 18th June 2021, where the winner will be announced.

What do I have to do to enter?

You will need to be 34 years or younger on 18th June 2021 and/or have been in marketing for less than 5 years on 18th June 2021.

To enter, you will simply need to supply via the VMA website portal, by 5pm 26th March 2021:

  • Your CV
  • A written submission (1,500 words maximum)
  • A short and simple phone filmed video to support your submission (5 minutes maximum )
  • A supporting statement from your line manager (500 words maximum)

If selected as a finalist, you will also need to attend the judging day on Wednesday 19th May 2021, either at the IPA (Institute of Practitioners in Advertising) in London, or via Zoom (depending on COVID restrictions at the time) where you will discuss your entry in more detail and complete a short case study evaluation and presentation.  Note unfortunately we are unable to offer an alternative date, so for consideration your attendance is compulsory.

So what are you waiting for?

You could be our next New Marketing Talent Award Winner! So don’t delay, start planning your submission today.

*From 18th June 2021 to 1st June 2022/2023

Here’s what our 2019 winner Abbie King from CEVA Animal Health has to say “I feel extremely honoured to have won the ‘New Marketing Talent’ award, it is an extremely great feeling to be awarded for doing a job you love! I am really excited by the prizes, especially the marketing bursary, and look forward to making use of them.”


Previous Winners

Winner 2019

Abbie King; Ceva Animal Health

Winner 2018

Amy Scott; Boehringer Ingleheim

Winner 2017

Anna Thomas; Agriapet Insurance

Winner 2016

Helen Tweed; easipetcare ltd

Winner 2015

Alice Laurens; Elanco Animal Health

Winner 2014

Amanda Melvin; MSD

Winner 2013

Justin Phillips; White Cross Vets

Winner 2012

Anna Prest; Lintbells

Winner 2011

Jemima Mead; Boehringer Ingelheim