The One Club for Creativity stated the diverse jury of 79 top creatives from 32 countries for the global Young Guns 18, celebrating creative professionals age 30 or younger. The jury includes three creatives from MENA: Ferdi Alici, director/founder, Ouchhh Studio, Istanbul; Tasneem Alsultan, photographer, Riyadh; and Hira Mohibullah, ECD, BBDO Pakistan, Lahore.
Young Guns is the global, cross disciplinary, portfolio based awards competition that identifies and celebrates today’s vanguard of young creatives. The program is open to creatives aged 30 and under who have been working for at least two years, full time or freelance and regularly attracts entries from upwards of 45 countries.
The online entry system is open, with the reduced fee early deadline of July 10, 2020 and final deadline of July 24, 2020. Winners will be announced in the fall.
Eligible entrants can submit a combination of professional and personal work in graphic design; advertising art direction and copywriting; architectural, environmental and interior design; industrial and product design; digital (UX/UI, experiential design, interactive, web design, apps, game development): film and animation (motion design, television, video); fashion; typography and lettering; illustration and photography.
All Young Guns winners will receive a unique version of the iconic Young Guns Cube, designed exclusively for this year’s incoming class, and have their permanent profile page added to the Young Guns website. Winners also receive a complimentary one year One Club for Creativity membership, permanent membership in the Young Guns network, a chance to be featured in Young Guns events and an assortment of career-boosting opportunities from Young Guns sponsors.
For the seventh consecutive year, international artists’ management agency and Young Guns sponsor Levine/Leavitt will bestow one talented winner with the Artist In Residence Award.
The honor is presented annually to a newly crowned Young Gun whose body of work truly stands out, as judged by an advisory board of industry professionals across a range of disciplines. The winner receives a full year of professional development, guidance and mentorship from Levine/Leavitt to help advance their career.
“We are so excited to be participating in the Young Guns program once again. The level of talent amongst the winners each year is outstanding, and we’re honored to help guide the careers of young creative,” commented Liz Leavitt, cofounder, Levine/Leavitt, New York and Los Angeles.
Program branding and design of the Cube award itself is recreated each year by a past Young Gun winner. This year’s YG18 branding and award are designed by CONTINO, New York, founded by creative director and YG9 winner Jon Contino. Young Guns 18 and other One Club activities are made possible in part through the generous support of sponsors including Levine/Leavitt and Shutterstock.