The One Club's Education Department supports the next generation of industry creatives. We work with schools and agencies to curate immersive opportunities in professional development. Opportunities easily accessed through our student membership.

Our Young Ones Competition awards the most promising up-and-coming international creative talent. And acts as the climax of our annual Young Ones Education Festival. See for yourself in the Young Ones Winner Archives.

But being the best also means learning from the best. So we partner with veteran creatives to provide one on one Portfolio Reviews. Our workshops and exhibitions then continue this creative exposure.

Learning from the best may be the path to becoming the best. But the path is paved with opportunity. We work with colleges and agencies to foster a culture of inclusion and diversity. Whether it's on the chalkboard or in the boardroom. Our priority is opening doors to new ideas and opportunities.

Portfolio reviews. Competitions. Festivals. Workshops. Exhibitions. Our student membership offers phenomenal benefits at nominal cost. Membership includes access to all One Club events and scholarships. To explore the benefits of membership, read more here.








One of the most acclaimed advertising, interactive, and design student competitions out there. The Young Ones is an annual competition dating back to 1986. Each year budding creatives compete for a Pencil. A prize awarded to only the top creatives worldwide.

Pencil winners are awarded annually at The Young Ones Student Awards Ceremony. Finalists are also included in The One Show Annual and our online The Young Ones Awards Archive.

If you have questions about the competition, email:



Need another excuse to attend Creative Week? Join us at The Young Ones Education Festival. Schmooze with industry professionals. Polish your portfolio. Collect Pencils. Maybe even walk away with a job? Not unheard of at The Young Ones Education Festival. The festival creates invaluable opportunity for current students and graduating seniors.

Acknowledge your potential at The Young Ones Education Festival at Creative Week.


If creativity is our sharpest tool, consider our portfolio reviews the whetstone. The One Club's Portfolio Reviews provide emerging creatives a rare opportunity. Professional criticism from internationally recognized industry creatives. Art directors. Copy writers. Creative directors. Designers. Years of experience with a desire to foster the next generation in advertising.

Portfolio Reviews occur throughout the year. Visit our event listings for national and international locations.

Want to completely immerse yourself in an international gathering of emerging creativity? The Young Ones Education Festival's Portfolio Reviews is your gateway there. Students, creatives and recruiters world-wide gather for two days in May. And leave with years of opportunity.

Recent participating agencies include:

  • Anomaly
  • Arnold Worldwide
  • BBDO
  • BBH
  • Cliff Freeman & Partners
  • Crispin, Porter + Bogusky
  • DDB
  • Deutsch
  • Devito/Verdi
  • Droga 5
  • FCB
  • Fallon
  • Grey
  • Havas Worldwide
  • Hill Holliday
  • JWT
  • kbs+
  • Leo Burnett
  • Mother
  • McCann-Erickson
  • McKinney
  • Pereira O'Dell
  • Powell Design
  • Publicis Kaplan Thaler
  • R/GA
  • Rosetta
  • Saatchi & Saatchi
  • SS+K
  • StrawberryFrog
  • Taxi
  • TBWA
  • Wieden + Kennedy
  • Young & Rubicam


    What good is having a brilliant idea if no one believes in it? Our Client Pitch Competition challenges creatives to present their creative process. And to articulate a focused strategy in the form of a persuasive marketing pitch. The winning team is awarded with praise and $2000 in cash money at The Young Ones Awards Ceremony.

    All participants must first enter The Young Ones Brief competition then select ‘Client Pitch’ or apply separately. Then proceed with an application for the Client Pitch Competition.


    Twice a year our immersive Saturday Career Workshops bring together high school juniors and seniors for inspiring interactions with well-known creatives. These experiences are coupled with hands-on workshops to help students put their newly developed skills into action. Through workshop activities, students gain knowledge of various career entry points, learn diverse techniques and viewpoints, and cull their art and design literacy. Culminating in a college portfolio day, the program affords participants the opportunity to meet university and art school representatives, develop connections, grow their talent, and gain deeper insight into future career opportunities.

    Previous workshop leads include:

  • Karen Cohn
  • Dark Igloo
  • Jayson Atienza
  • Rich Tu
  • Mads Jakob Poulsen
  • Dan Savage
  • Payam Rahimian
  • Alec Brownstein
  • Christoph Niemann
  • Bill Oberlander

  • A grant from the Richard and Jean Coyne Family Foundation make the Saturday Career Workshops possible.


    Teagan Rabuano - Education Program Manager

    If you have any questions about The Young Ones Competition, or any Education department programs, please contact Education Program Manager Teagan Rabuano at

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