age 30 and under
The One Club for Creativity, the world’s foremost non-profit organization recognizing creative excellence in advertising and design, has announced the 81 global finalists hailing from 22 countries for the prestigious Young Guns 17 competition, celebrating international creative professionals age 30 or younger.
The complete list of Young Guns 17 finalists can be viewed here.
Young Guns is the industry’s only international, cross-disciplinary, portfolio-based awards competition that identifies today’s vanguard of young creatives. Submissions were received from more than 45 countries and judged by 61 top creatives from around the world, about half of whom are past Young Guns winners.
This year’s winners will be recognized at the Young Guns 17 celebration and party on Wednesday, November 20, 2019 at Sony Hall, 235 West 46th St. in New York.
Young Guns 17 winners 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 membership to The One Club for Creativity, permanent membership in Young Guns network, a chance to be featured in Young Guns events and an assortment of career-boosting opportunities from Young Guns sponsors.
Program branding and design of the Cube award itself is recreated each year by a past Young Gun winner. This year’s YG17 branding and award are designed by Hey Studio, Barcelona, founded by Verònica Fuerte (YG7).
Past Young Guns include rising stars who went on to become leaders in their chosen fields, including:
graphic designers James Victore (YG1), Stefan Sagmeister (YG1) and Jessica Walsh (YG8) | advertising creatives Rei Inamoto (YG4) and Menno Kluin (YG6) | illustrators Christoph Niemann (YG2) and Deanne Cheuk (YG4) | photographers Ryan McGuinness (YG2) and Jeremy Floto/Cassandra Warner (aka floto+warner, YG5) | typographers Alex Trochut (YG6) and Gemma O’Brien (YG13) | film and video director Mike Mills, | animation artist Todd St. John (YG1) and others.
Young Guns 17 is made possible in part through the generous support of official sponsors Hey, Levine/Leavitt and Shutterstock, and supporting sponsors BBDO, Media Monks, Publicis Health, OUTFRONT and Workbook. For more information, please click on this.
About the One Club for Creativity
The One Club for Creativity — producer of The One Show, ADC Annual Awards, and Creative Week, is the world’s foremost non-profit organization whose mission is to support and celebrate the success of the global creative community. The One Show is a top global awards show for advertising, design and digital marketing focusing on creativity of ideas and quality of execution. The global ADC Annual Awards honors creative excellence in craft, design and innovation across all disciplines. Creative Week takes place in New York City every May and is the preeminent festival celebrating the intersection of advertising and the arts.
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