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.


Denis Kilty

Sound Design


I am an Irish composer + sound designer for motion picture and advertising from Dublin, Ireland.

I collaborate remotely with a global web of creatives, vfx houses, directors, and brands making award-winning, cinematic film for all media. I work from my studio, down by the sea.

Awarded/nominated at London International, Creative Standards International, ADCE Awards, Kinsale Sharks, Lisbon Advertising, The One Club Young Gun 17 & 18, Institute of Creative Advertising & Design.

Selected clients include Audi, Budweiser, Bulmers, Volkswagen, Sky, Diageo, Jose Cuervo, Jaguar, Three Mobile, Vivo, Le Creuset, Virgin Media, Papier, Ulster Bank, Electric Ireland, Kerrygold, Cybex, Amnesty International, Skoda, Fyffes, Brown Thomas, Visine, FitBit, Allianz.

The Future of Cooking Agency: Denis Kilty Client: Le Creuset Category: YG18 Year: 2020
Cannonball / Shoeblack Agency: Denis Kilty Client: Personal Project Category: YG18 Year: 2020
Send Love Agency: Denis Kilty Client: Papier Category: YG18 Year: 2020
Celebration Agency: Denis Kilty Client: Jose Cuervo Category: YG18 Year: 2020
Wraith Agency: Denis Kilty Client: Rolls Royce Category: YG18 Year: 2020
Formula 1 Agency: Denis Kilty Client: Renault Category: YG18 Year: 2020

 

 

 

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