Young Guns 4 WINNERS
2004: Young Guns 4 represented a major shift in the growing program. Beginning this year, the nomination process was replaced by an entry system; entries were encouraged from across the globe, instead of just from New York; and the age limit was reduced to 30 and under. Winners from the three previous years of Young Guns were added to a jury, a tradition that continues to this day.
Entries were submitted from 21 different countries, and in the end, a more stringent judging process resulted in 41 new Young Guns, who were celebrated in a hardcover book, as well an exhibition that began on September 9, 2004.