YOUNG GUNS 19
YOUNG GUNS 19
Young Guns recognizes the vanguard of creative professionals 30 years of age and under. Founded in 1996, the portfolio-based competition has grown to become one of the most coveted awards for young creatives around the globe. For many, being named a Young Guns winner is a sure sign of a skyrocketing career, as well as a source of validation for all of the stressful days and sleepless nights that have come with early successes.
Since its inception, Young Guns has evolved almost as much as the creative landscape in which it thrives. Its early years saw young creatives nominated by eclectic and respected juries of industry luminaries, before being debated until only the very best remained. As its prestige grew, Young Guns became a competition where aspiring creatives submitted their portfolios to be judged by a panel of past winners. Beginning with YG8, past Young Guns winners were also tasked with conceiving and designing a brand new Cube trophy each year, making each class of Young Guns honorees truly unique. Were you from the year of the wooden Cubes, where you had to saw your trophy from the rest? Were you the class that received Cubes made of concrete? Or maybe you were among the recipients of Cubes comprised of keepsakes from the careers and desks of all past classes? No matter which year you are honored as a Young Guns winner, you are truly in a class all your own.
Program branding and design of the Cube award itself is reimagined each year by a past Young Gun winner. This year’s YG19 branding and award are designed by Simon Chénier-Gauvreau ( YG12 ), head of design at TUX Creative, Montréal.
Young Guns 19 has three deadlines:
- Early Deadline: Wednesday, June 30, 2021
- Regular Deadline: Monday, July 12, 2021Please note that the entry fee will increase by $25 for each entry completed in the system between June 30-July 12.
- Final Deadline: Monday, July 26, 2021Please note that the entry fee will increase by $50 for each entry completed in the system between July 12-26.
- Payment Deadline:
All payments must reach The One Club within 15 days of the invoice date.
- May 12-June 30, 2021: $150
- June 30-July 12, 2021: $175
- July 12-July 26: $200
FINALISTS / AWARDS
- Finalists Announced: September 2021
Young Guns entrants who have progressed to the Final Judging Round are considered Finalists. The class of Young Guns 19 will be revealed at the Young Guns 19 celebration.
- Young Guns 19 Celebration & Winners Announced TBD
Due to the uncertainty of the Covid-19 pandemic, the date for the Young Guns 19 celebration is to be determined. It is our greatest hope to hold the celebration in person. The date for the celebration, whether in-person, virtual, or both will be announced in 2021.
Review the below the dates and requirements to enter Young Guns 19 to ensure that your submission meets our requirements for entry.
RULES & REGULATIONS
Young Guns 19 is open to creative professionals – individuals or teams of up to three people – who meet the following requirements.
WHAT SORTS OF CREATIVES CAN ENTER?
Young Guns is an international competition open to all who qualify. Entrants must be professionals working in creative field( s ) including but not limited to: graphic design, photography, illustration, advertising, art direction, environmental design, film, animation, motion graphics, interactive design, typography, architecture, copywriting, product design, package design, fashion design, furniture design, interior design, sound design or industrial design. That said, if your work does not fit within any of these categories, this does not necessarily mean that it isn’t eligible!
WHAT IS THE AGE LIMIT?
Young Guns entrants must be 30 years of age or younger on the day entries open in order to be eligible. For Young Guns 19, this means you must be born after March 16, 1990. As long as you are 30 or younger on that date, you’ll be eligible — even if you turn 31 while the competition is open for entries.
Entrants will be required to submit proof of age in the form of a passport, driver’s license or other government-issued ID.
HOW MUCH EXPERIENCE DO I NEED TO QUALIFY?
Eligible Young Guns entrants must have a minimum of two years of professional experience ( both full time and freelance work qualify ).
I’M A STUDENT. CAN I ENTER YOUNG GUNS?
Sorry, Young Guns is not open to students, unless you also have the aforementioned minimum work experience.
CAN CREATIVE TEAMS ENTER?
Certainly! Teams/partnerships/collectives of up to three people may enter as one unit, however each person must adhere to all other eligibility qualifications ( age, experience etc. )
I’VE ENTERED YOUNG GUNS BEFORE. MAY I ENTER AGAIN?
As long as you meet all other qualifications, you are welcome to enter again. That said, once you have successfully been named a Young Guns winner, you may not enter again. This includes members of past winning teams entering as solo creatives and vice versa.
WHAT KIND OF WORK CAN BE ENTERED?
Young Guns entrants must submit six professional and personal projects, with a minimum of four projects being professional, published work. Unpublished and client-rejected spec projects may be included as personal work.
Projects entered need not have been created in a particular year — entries will be judged as a collection of work. Submissions need not conform to any specific media categories; your entry may feature projects in one medium or several.
YOUNG GUNS 19 JURY
Send us an email and you will receive a response within two business days. For questions about what category to enter, please include a link to your work so that we can provide you with the best recommendations.
The Young Guns team is available by phone during our business hours.
- Young Guns 19The One Club for Creativity is calling for entries for Young Guns 19, celebrating international creative professionals age 30 or younger. Young Guns is the industry's only global, cross-disciplinary, portfolio-based awards competition that identifies and celebrates today's vanguard of young creatives. The deadline for submissions is July 12, with a late deadline of July 26, 2021 https://enter.youngguns.org/