Young Guns

Young Guns is a portfolio competition awarding creative professionals 30 years and under, including designers, illustrators, entrepreneurs, and more!

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.

Young Guns 18

Fenn O'Meally


Fenn O’Meally is an award winning filmmaker, journalist and resident at BBC1Xtra. With authenticity at the core of her work, she combines genuine storytelling with the worlds of social justice, creative culture and fashion. She has directed films for some of the world's leading brands including; Apple, Paul Smith, Nike, Chanel and Prada amongst many others, and music videos for some of London’s most exciting new artists.

Through her confident charm and accommodating approach, Fenn has also interviewed a wide range of notable names both in front of and behind the camera, from Kim Jones, Stormzy and Jaquel Knight to Ibra Ake and Dev Hynes. Her work is fueled by her curiosity, love of music and photography and furthered by her personable nature and desire to share honest anecdotes of life.

Us In Major Agency: Fenn O'Meally Category: YG18 Year: 2020
PSNY Agency: Fenn O'Meally Category: YG18 Year: 2020
Playsuit Agency: Fenn O'Meally Category: YG18 Year: 2020
Grasse Agency: Fenn O'Meally Category: YG18 Year: 2020
Don't You Know by Now Agency: Fenn O'Meally Category: YG18 Year: 2020
Stormzy Agency: Fenn O'Meally Category: YG18 Year: 2020




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