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Global Finalists for Young Guns 16 Announced

The One Club

Sep 07, 2018

The One Club for Creativity, the world's foremost non-profit organization recognizing creative excellence in advertising and design, tonight used Facebook live to announce the 82 global finalists for the Young Guns 16 (http://www.youngguns.org/) competition, celebrating international creative professionals age 30 or younger.

For the complete list of Young Guns 16 finalists, please visit http://youngguns.org/finalists.

This marks the first time live social video has been used to announce finalists for Young Guns, the industry’s only international, cross-disciplinary, portfolio-based awards competition that identifies today’s vanguard of young creatives.  The 82 finalists consist of creatives originally hailing from 24 countries this year, two-thirds from outside the US.  Submissions were judged by 61 top creatives from around the world, about half of whom are past Young Guns winners.  The full jury list can be viewed at http://youngguns.org/jury/.

This year’s winners will be announced at the Young Guns 16 awards ceremony and party on November 15, 2018 at the Highline Ballroom in New York.  The evening will be hosted by Gemma O’Brien (Young Guns 13 winner), acclaimed Australian artist and designer specializing in lettering, typography and illustration. Tickets are available at https://www.oneclub.org/events/-young-guns-16-ceremony-party.

Young Guns 16 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.

“Young Guns is special because it’s incredibly difficult to make the cut as finalists,” said Michael O'Rourke, executive director, ADC. “Many of the best young creatives from around the world entered really strong portfolios across multiple disciplines, so the judges certainly have their work cut out for them.  While winning and joining the Young Guns community is the ultimate goal, it’s a huge badge of honor for a 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.

Program branding is developed each year by a past Young Gun winner.  Branding for Young Guns 16 was designed by New York-based creative studio and artist representation agency Sunday Afternoon (http://www.sundayafternoon.us), led by Young Guns 11 winner Juan Carlos Pagan, co-founder and executive creative director.  

Young Guns 16 and other One Club activities are made possible in part through the generous support of sponsors including BBDO, Crealev, Diageo, Facebook, Levine/Leavitt, MediaMonks, Shutterstock and Sunday Afternoon.

The Levine/Leavitt Artist-In-Residence Awards

Founded in 2014 in partnership with international artists management agency Levine/Leavitt (http://levineleavitt.com), 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.

The One Club for Creativity (www.oneclub.org), 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 a top global awards show for advertising, design and digital marketing focusing on creativity of idea and quality of execution.  The ADC Annual Awards honors creative excellence in craft, design and innovation across all disciplines.  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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