Founded in 1996 as a showcase of emerging creative talent, Young Guns is a portfolio-based competition for creative professionals 30 years of age or under has grown to become one of the most coveted accolades in the global creative community.
If you win you will join the eclectic ranks of creative superstars like The Daniels, James Victore, Jessica Walsh, Timothy Goodman, Olimpia Zagnoli, Menno Kluin, CALMATIC, Dana Tanamachi, Christoph Neimann, Ohni Lisle, Kerby Jean-Raymond, Mah Ferraz, AV Rockwell, Tré Seals, and so many others.
YG21 is open to creative people 30 or younger with at least two years of professional experience and a portfolio featuring amazing creative work in anything from advertising, graphic design, illustration, photography, filmmaking, animation and beyond.
After several weeks of intense scrutiny, our esteemed jury has at last selected 85 individuals and teams as official YG21 Finalists.
These finalists now move on to one last round of voting and spirited discussion. When the smoke clears, we will at last have our YG21 winners.
The new class will be publicly revealed on Wednesday, November 1, with the famously raucous ceremony and party taking place on Wednesday, November 15 at Sony Hall in New York City. Tickets are on sale now.
This year's branding is created by YG18 winner Zuzanna Rogatty.
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Deadline for Applications: June 30, 2023
The One Club for Creativity — in partnership with first-generation Filipinx designer and Young Guns 8 winner Rich Tu — is ecstatic to host a third exciting season of COLORFUL, the worldwide portfolio competition aimed at putting BIPOC creative professionals in the spotlight en route to even further acclaim in the globally renowned Young Guns 21.
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