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.

Jackson Tisi


Born in 1996, Jackson Tisi is a Wyoming raised, New York based filmmaker. Growing up as a competitive freestyle skier, action sports were his first introduction to filmmaking. He went on to study film in New York City where he currently lives. Jackson is passionate about storytelling and infuses both realism and surrealism into his work. He directs shorts, commercials, and music videos. Jackson is currently in the early stages of developing a few different long form projects.

LEON Agency: Jackson Tisi Category: YG18 Year: 2020
RUDECHILD Agency: Jackson Tisi Client: Donavon Category: YG18 Year: 2020
MEEK MILL x SPOTIFY Agency: Jackson Tisi Client: Spotify Category: YG18 Year: 2020
Hummingbirds in the Trenches Agency: Jackson Tisi Category: YG18 Year: 2020
Pink Sweats Agency: Jackson Tisi Client: Pabst Blue Ribbon Category: YG18 Year: 2020
Good Medicine Agency: Jackson Tisi Client: Facebook Category: YG18 Year: 2020




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