Young Guns 18 Winners

2020: Let's face it — this was not going to be a normal year for anybody in the creative community. COVID-19 has affected everyone in ways great and small, but we knew that Young Guns 18 would carry on. After all, this is an award that honors a young creative's body of work over multiple years, not just what could be done over Zoom and with social distancing. And so the call for entries was opened in June, and the global response far surpassed expectations that had been muted by the pandemic.

Believing that diversity breeds diversity, this year's Young Guns jury was expanded to include more than 80 creatives from around the world and across many cultures and disciplines. With the usual split between past Young Guns winners who know firsthand of the glory this accolade brings, alongside other respected professionals bringing their own unique perspectives, the jury spent nearly three months going over hundreds of submissions. After multiple rounds of scoring, they settled on a finalist list of 83 entrants, all leading to spirited discussions that resulted in this year's class of 31 new inductees into the Young Guns family.

Alas, the raucous New York awards ceremony that is a hallmark of the Young Guns experience was not to be this year, but we still managed to salute the Young Guns 18 class virtually, from wherever they are in the world.

Debora Cheyenne


Debora Cheyenne Cruchon is a french multidisciplinary artist based in Los Angeles.

After getting a degree in animation from Gobelins, she directed a short film for French Television. She currently works as an art director for Buck, while pursuing her own projects in sculpture, painting and animation on the side. Her work has been exhibited in Leiminspace gallery Los Angeles, Barney Savage and Uprise Art in New York, among other galleries in Europe and the US.

Arcadia Agency: Debora Cheyenne Cruchon Client: Mohamed Sahid / After School Category: YG18 Year: 2020
Fantasy Agency: Debora Cheyenne Cruchon Client: Still Point Magazine Category: YG18 Year: 2020
Rebirth Agency: Debora Cheyenne Cruchon Client: Nasdaq Category: YG18 Year: 2020
All The Stars Agency: Debora Cheyenne Cruchon Client: Amazon Music Category: YG18 Year: 2020
Permanence Impermanence Agency: Debora Cheyenne Cruchon Category: YG18 Year: 2020
Moses Agency: Debora Cheyenne Cruchon Client: Harper Collins Category: YG18 Year: 2020




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