We’re on the lookout for the next generation of social media stars who are looking to take their channel to the next level.
1. Hit the 'Enter Now' button below and fill out the entry form before Friday April 14.
2. Post a new and original social share on your channel, following the instructions for the category you are entering.
3. Kick back while we check out your great work!
The seven Rising Soci@l Star winners will each win:
Brand ambassadorship role for a leading Australian brand
Be interviewed and profiled across Collective Hub's assets
2 Free Tickets to Rising Soci@l Star LIVE
For a chance to become Australia's next Rising Soci@l Star, you must be:
Friday 24.02.17 | Entries open
Friday 17.04.17 | Entries close
Friday 21.04.17 | 35 finalists announced (five finalists per category)
Friday 28.04.17 | All finalists undertake three content challenges within a six-week period
Friday 16.06.17 | Winners selected
Friday 23.06.17 | Seven winners announced at the Rising Soci@l Star party in Sydney
Saturday 24.06.17 | All finalists attend RSS LIVE
Chantelle is the blogger behind Fat Mum Slim, where she’s shared her stories for almost 9 years. She lives in Northern New South Wales with her beautiful family, including two giggly girls. Chantelle loves cake, taking photos of pretty much everything, and going on new adventures.
Former journalist Jen founded the Interiors Addict blog as a hobby in 2011, and it has been her full-time business since going full-time three years ago. She has a highly engaged following on her blog and social media channels, especially Instagram, where she hosts the monthly popular photo challenge 7 Vignettes. Jen has no design qualifications but a healthy obsessions with all things interiors, which she shares with her readers. She has appeared on national TV and in all the major glossy magazines, and ghost written renowned interior designer Greg Natale’s book, The Tailored Interior.
Tim Duggan is the Publisher and Co-Founder of Junkee Media, one of Australia's most innovative new media companies, reaching over 1.5 million young and engaged Australians every month.
Formerly known as the Sound Alliance, Junkee Media creates highly shareable content about the things that matter (and sometimes the things that don't) and continually strives to add to the conversation, not just the noise.
Junkee Media's titles include Junkee, inthemix, FasterLouder and travel title AWOL, created in partnership with Qantas and named the Content Marketing Strategy of the Year at the 2015 Mumbrella Awards. Junkee Media recently launched career, money and wellbeing title The Cusp in partnership with Westpac.
Tim has been working in the digital space for over a decade and a half, specialising in content planning, digital marketing strategy, content development and the intersection between brands and consumers. Tim sits on the Boards of Junkee Media, the Pascall Prize and the Griffin Theatre Company, Australia's new writing theatre.
Australian makeup artist and beauty influencer, Nikkia Joy covers in-depth makeup tutorials, product reviews, celebrity inspired looks and more on her growing YouTube channel and social media platforms. Drawing on her experience and expertise from working professionally, Nikkia’s channel is an online destination for insider techniques, tips and tricks to create professional quality makeup looks. Throughout her work Nikkia conveys the message that real women can feel confident and beautiful in their own skin, and delivers this message in a playful, friendly way in her online tutorials. Nikkia was also the beauty winner for Rising Social Star 2016 and has grown her channel by over 200% within that time.
Lauren Gooch is Communications Manager at Schwarzkopf Australia, encompassing all areas Digital, PR & Media. In the past 4 years, she has been the pioneering force behind Schwarzkopf’s digital & Influencer strategy, pushing the boundaries with this once traditional brand to build stronger consumer connections in a more authentic, culturally relevant way.
As Origin Energy's Head of Social Media and Digital Content, Amelia Collins spends her days immersed in pictures and words. With responsibility for the company's suite of social media profiles, and content across the website, Amelia's role requires her to love the customers and provide them with information that is simple, informative and informed, accessible and relevant. Amelia has both strategic and practical experience in building brands in highly regulated and competitive markets across all areas of communication including; owned, earned and paid media across digital, social, sponsorships and partnerships, employee engagement and customer, media and government communications.
Ros Lill-Lusby has built her impressive career on creating head-turning content that drives business results. Ros has held senior marketing roles at Fairfax Media and Bauer Media working on some of Australia’s most famous titles – from AFR to Women’s Weekly, Harper’s Bazaar and many more. Currently heading up fashion, beauty and lifestyle campaigns at Westfield, she is responsible for national-scale strategic partnerships and content seen by millions of customers across 40 of the top performing shopping centres in Australia and New Zealand.
Jo Rose leads Content Marketing for Woolworths, having held a number of marketing roles at Tesco in the UK for 7 years.At Woolworths she runs the team responsible for shaping and landing the content strategy across social media channels, Fresh Magazine, printed publications and digital & web content. Jo and the team have built significant trust across the business in the team's expertise & the power of social, a trust that has enabled them to deliver world class content over the last 12 months. With responsibility also for the nation's biggest Magazine (3.9m readership), she is driving positive, measurable change for the brand through the power of content, especially in the food space. Also a big believer in the pertinence of partnerships in a solid content strategy, she and the team are pioneering new work with vloggers & social influencers.
Ruchi Agarwal is a Brand Manager in Woolworths Foodco Marketing team. An ambitious and driven marketing communications professional with over 13 years of experience in FMCG, Beverage and Retail . She has the ability to craft innovative solutions in Consumer Marketing with strong commercial acumen and strategic vision, complemented with a passion for building brands.
Lorraine established The Remarkables Group in 2012, the first dedicated agency for social influencers. Since then she has pioneered the influencer landscape within Australia. Lorraine and The Remarkables Group have won a number of awards, including Emerging Agency of the Year, and were named as one of BRW's Fast Starters in 2015. Lorraine is also a published author of 'Remarkability - Be So Good They Can't Ignore You', profound thought leader in entrepreneurship and respected mentor.
An online and broadcast professional, with 20 years’ experience in content creation, relationship building and digital campaign work. Sara has worked across a range of platforms, channels and brands in the media and entertainment industries internationally, with a track record of producing and managing award-winning and commercially successful products online, TV, print and radio.
As Senior Talent Manager at IMG Sara manages a portfolio of talent in the digital media space, identifying, procuring and negotiating revenue opportunities.
IMG is a global leader in sports, fashion and media operating in more than 25 countries around the world. IMG’s businesses include Events & Media, Golf, Tennis, Fashion, Models, Clients, Licensing, Joint Ventures, and creative management agency Art + Commerce