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WHO ARE SOME OF THE PAST WINNERS? Young Guns represents a who’s who of creative professionals who hit their stride in their early years and have gone on to greatly impact their industry. Past winners include 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 directors The Daniels (YG14); animation artist Todd St. John (YG1), among many others.
MAY I SUBMIT MORE THAN SIX PROJECTS? No. Your Young Guns submission is also an exercise in self-curation. Take care in deciding which six projects best represent you and your talents.
MAY I SUBMIT FEWER THAN SIX PROJECTS? No. Your Young Guns submission should demonstrate your track record of consistently creating phenomenal work. If you cannot confidently include six examples of your best work, perhaps you may need another year or two to reach Young Guns caliber.
I CHANGED MY MIND ABOUT WHICH PROJECTS I’D LIKE TO ENTER. CAN I EDIT MY ENTRY? Unfortunately once your entry has been submitted, invoiced and paid for, you cannot edit the projects within it.
Do note, however, that as long as you haven’t yet paid for your entry, you can save your entry progress and edit it as you see fit. This is perfect if you have some projects you definitely know you’ll submit, but are being more mindful about the other projects. This will allow you to prepare those “definites” early on, then wait until the deadline approaches to make your final decisions. It certainly beats making a mad scramble to get every project together the night before the deadline!
I'VE WORKED ON PROJECTS WITH OTHERS. CAN THESE BE SUBMITTED? Yes, but with a few caveats. First, you must be one of the principal creatives on the project. Secondly, you must also credit all others who contributed to the project. Entrants who are found to have exaggerated their role in a particular project may be disqualified.
TIP: If your professional work tends to be collaborative (ie you work for an advertising agency, and your campaigns have multiple creatives working on them), we recommend that you take advantage of the fact that Young Guns allows for up to two of your submitted projects to be personal work. These projects will help the judges see what you are capable of, outside of a collaborative effort.
WHO ARE THE JURY MEMBERS FOR YOUNG GUNS 19? The Young Guns 19 Jury will be announced in June of 2021. The Jury will be composed of an international collection of past Young Guns winners and other accomplished creatives across a wide variety of disciplines.
PLEASE NOTE: All jury members collectively judge all disciplines; there is no graphic design jury, film jury, advertising jury etc.
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