Young Ones Student Awards

The Young Ones competition is one of the most acclaimed advertising, interactive and design student competitions. It has a tradition of excellence dating back to 1986.

2021 Young Ones Jury

Sue Batterton

Executive Creative Director



After graduating from UNC-Chapel Hill with a degree in journalism and earning an MFA in fiction and poetry as a Michener Fellow at the University of Texas, Sue Batterton has worked as a writer and creative director at McKinney, Brunner, The Richards Group, and her own tiny startup. Over the years, her copywriting for brands including Ram, Zippo, and Go RVing has been honored by The One Show, the Webbys, and Communication Arts – and her screenwriting by the ATX Television Festival, the Middlebury Script Lab, and the Sundance Episodic Story Lab. Sue recently made the move to BBDO Minneapolis, where she is eager to serve as a mentor, leader, and advocate for fresh, diverse voices in advertising.




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