It is a known-myth on the Isle of Man that “Manx people don’t like change”, but this just isn’t true!

The traditional ways of doing things are growing old and young people are rewriting the rules. With 31% of the Island’s community being under 30, it is time to put these visionaries, disruptors and achievers on display.

30 under 30 Isle of Man, sponsored by Newfield, is an opportunity to formally recognise 30 members of the Manx community under the age of 30 in any field, discipline and industry. As long as they are achieving amazing things!

So, what’s it all about?

For the full story and motivation behind 30 under 30 Isle of Man, take quick skeet at the below video.

Judging Panel

The judging panel consists of 10 local people, under the age of 40, who have all individually made a success of themselves on the Isle of Man.

The judging panel will represent all aspects of island life, with each judge specialising in a chosen field to provide a fair and unbiased perspective.

We’ll be announcing our judging panel soon so keep your eyes peeled!


Our panel of judges will decide who makes the final shortlist of 30 individuals, based on the information we receive and further research undertaken by the team Gef and the judges.

To help split the nominations up, we’ve created a list of categories that your nominee may fall into. But fear not, they can fall into a number of categories if they’re that amazing! Find out more about each category below.

reinventing experiences locally or internationally

when visions become reality, they bring brands to life

supporting the children in our community, through opportunities in and outside the classroom

challenging the conventional and influencing our future;

  • finance
  • law
  • politics
  • manufacturing + industry

seasoned pros, starter – uppers and future founders

designing the future through creative thinking;

  • art
  • fashion
  • music
  • film
  • photography
  • writing
  • entertainment

challenging the status quo through our taste buds

bringing science back to the table;

  • energy
  • environment
  • health
  • social

leading the digital revolution;

  • enterprise tech
  • e-gaming
  • IT
  • media
  • consumer

making the world a better place through charitable work

winners and leaders on and off the field


Nominations for 30 Under 30 2018 are now closed, stay tuned to Gef.im to see who made the cut.