The One Club for Creativity Announces Young Guns 15 Finalists

The One Club

Oct 10, 2017


NEW YORK, October 4, 2017 — The One Club for Creativity, the world's foremost non-profit organization recognizing creative excellence in advertising and design, today announced the global finalists for the Young Guns 15 competition, celebrating international creative professionals age 30 or younger.


To view the list of Young Guns 15 global finalists, please visit HERE.

This marks the first time finalists have been announced for Young Guns, the industry’s only international, cross-disciplinary, portfolio-based awards competition that identifies today’s vanguard of young creatives.  A record number of entries were received this year from 44 countries, and they were judged by 50 top creatives from around the world, about half of whom are past Young Guns winners.  The full jury list can be viewed HERE.

Young Guns 15 winners receive a unique version of the iconic Young Guns Cube, designed exclusively for this year’s incoming class, and have their permanent profile page added to the Young Guns website.  Winners also receive a complimentary one-year membership to The One Club for Creativity, permanent membership in Young Guns network, a chance to be featured in Young Guns events and an assortment of career-boosting opportunities from Young Guns sponsors.

This year’s winners will be recognized at the Young Guns 15 awards ceremony and party on November 16, 2017 at Highline Stages, 440 West 15th St. in New York’s Meatpacking District.  Tickets are available HERE.

"Part of what makes being named a Young Guns winner so special is how incredibly difficult it is to make the cut," said Michael O'Rourke, executive director, ADC. "This year's record number of entries, coupled, quite frankly, with the caliber of portfolios across multiple disciplines, makes Young Guns 15 especially challenging to win. I don't know who our esteemed judges will ultimately choose to join the ranks of the Young Guns community, but it is certainly a badge of honor for any creative to make it this far."

Past Young Guns include rising stars who went on to become leaders in their chosen fields, including advertising creatives Rei Inamoto (YG4) and Menno Kluin (YG6); graphic designers James Victore (YG1), Stefan Sagmeister (YG1) and Jessica Walsh (YG8); illustrators Christoph Niemann (YG2) and Deanne Cheuk (YG4); photographers Ryan McGuinness (YG2) and Jeremy Floto/Cassandra Warner (aka floto+warner, YG5); typographers Alex Trochut (YG6) and Gemma O’Brien (YG13); film and video director Mike Mills (YG1), animation artist Todd St. John (YG1) and others.

Branding for Young Guns 15 was provided by Roanne Adams (YG9), founder and creative director at RoAndCo, an award-winning creative studio bringing thought, relevance and style to forward-thinking fashion, beauty, technology and lifestyle brands.  RoAndCo also created the Young Guns 15 Cube award, which gets reinvented in design and material each year by a past Young Gun winner.

Young Guns 15 and other TOCC activities are made possible in part through the generous support of sponsors including Shutterstock and Levine/Leavitt.

The Levine/Leavitt Artist-In-Residence Awards

Founded in 2014 in partnership with international artists management agency Levine/Leavitt, the Levine/Leavitt Artist-In-Residence Award is presented to newly crowned Young Guns whose bodies of work stands out from even their fellow winners.  Selected by a special advisory board of industry professionals across a range of disciplines, recipients of the Artist-In-Residence Award receive the invaluable gift of a full year of professional management, guidance and mentorship to help take their young careers to new heights.  From contract negotiations and client fees to portfolio management, the Levine/Leavitt team will help navigate winners through the business side of creativity.

About the One Club for Creativity

The One Club for Creativity, producer of the prestigious One Show, ADC Annual Awards and Creative Week, is the world's foremost non-profit organization whose mission is to support and celebrate the success of the global creative community. The One Show is one of the top awards in advertising, design and digital marketing in the world. The ADC Annual Awards honors the best work in terms of craft, design and innovation across all disciplines, including Advertising, Digital, Design and Motion. Creative Week takes place in New York City every May and is the preeminent festival celebrating the intersection of advertising and the arts.


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