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.

Gaul Porat


Came from Israel to US at 6, picked up a camera around 10 from his stepfather. Learned that making images and editing them together could affect people through his school projects in primary school. Went to university, dropped out of university. Moved around a lot and then went back university and finished and travelled more and filmed more along the way, and hasn’t stopped that journey.

More Than - Hailey Benton Gates Agency: Gaul Porat Client: AG Jeans Category: YG18 Year: 2020
More Than The Sum Agency: Gaul Porat Category: YG18 Year: 2020
Team USA: Colleen Young - Tokyo 2020 Agency: Gaul Porat Category: YG18 Year: 2020
Vega: Power Your Story Agency: Gaul Porat Client: Vega Category: YG18 Year: 2020
Lions in the Corner Agency: Gaul Porat Category: YG18 Year: 2020
Lonely Together - Yungblud Agency: Gaul Porat Client: Vevo Category: YG18 Year: 2020




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