Young Guns

Young Guns recognizes the vanguard of creative professionals 30 years of age and under. Founded in 1996, the portfolio-based competition has grown to become one of the most coveted awards for young creatives around the globe. For many designers, art directors, illustrators, copywriters, photographers, filmmakers, animators and other creatives, being named a Young Guns winner is a sure sign of a skyrocketing career, as well as a source of validation for all of the stressful days and sleepless nights that have come with early successes.

Young Guns is more than just an award; it's an exclusive community of rebels and prodigies, unsung heroes and rising stars, all who network, mentor and collaborate together. Over the years, our roster has grown to include some exceptional talent, among them Stefan Sagmeister (YG1), Rei Inamoto (YG4), James Victore (YG1), Jessica Walsh (YG8), Alli Truch (YG2), Natasha Jen (YG3), Pablo Medina (YG3), Jon Contino (YG9), Scott Stowell (YG3), Lindsay Ballant (YG7), Alex Trochut (YG6), Dark Igloo (YG10), Anna Bond (YG12), Zipeng Zhu (YG13), The Daniels (YG14) and Cait Oppermann (YG15).

Young Guns 16

Young Guns 16

2018: Building on the tremendous successes of the previous year, Young Guns 16 strived to be better than ever before, with the largest jury in Young Guns history. More than 60 creative men and women — slightly more of the latter than the former — made up of both past YG winners and industry luminaries, volunteered their time to select this year's class

After several weeks of poring over hundreds of entries from nearly 40 countries, the jury selected an incredible shortlist of 82 finalists. From this list, the jury continued to debate and discuss, finally choosing 30 new Young Guns to join the family. These new Young Guns are set to receive this year's reinvented trophy, a floating Cube designed by YG11 winnerJuan Carlos Pagan and his studio Sunday Afternoon.

The Young Guns 16 ceremony and party will take place on November 15, 2018.


Mathery

Directors, Photographers and Spatial Designer

Calmatic

Filmmaker

Sasha Arutyunova

Photographer

Neels Castillon

Film Director

Nadia Lee Cohen

Photographer, Director

Tyler Comrie

Graphic Designer

Mary Dauterman

Multidisciplinary Artist & Director

Sally Deng

Illustrator

Ben Denzer

Artist, Designer, Publisher

Michael Fohring

Architectural Designer

Sophie Koko Gate

Animation Director

Max Guther

Illustrator

Satoshi Kohno

Art Director

Brook Linder

Director

Jonas Lindstroem

Photographer, Director

Nick Little

Illustrator

Kelsey McClellan

Photographer

Tal Midyan

Art Director, Designer

Ilya Milstein

Illustrator

Mau Morgo

Director, Artist

Victo Ngai

Illustrator

Zebedee Pedersen

Creative Technologist

Joel Plosz

Illustrator

Marco Prestini

Music Video, Commercial Director

Noa Raviv

Fashion Designer, Artist

Charlotte Regan

Film Director

A.V. Rockwell

Filmmaker

Jiaxi and Zhe

Photographer

Egle Zvirblyte

Illustrator

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