Young Guns 19

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Young Guns 19

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, 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.


Entrants must be professionals working in creative field(s) including but not limited to: graphic design, photography, illustration, advertising, art direction, environmental design, film, animation, motion graphics, interactive design, typography, architecture, copywriting, product design, package design, fashion design, furniture design, interior design, sound design or industrial design. That said, if your work does not fit within any of these categories, this does not necessarily mean that it isn’t eligible.

Young Guns entrants must be 30 years of age or younger on the day entries open in order to be eligible. Eligible Young Guns entrants must have a minimum of two years of professional experience (both full time and freelance work qualify). Teams/partnerships/collectives of up to three people may enter as one unit, however each person must adhere to all other eligibility qualifications (age, experience etc.) The competition is not open to students.

Submission Requirements

  • Each submission requires 6 past projects. Please note that 4 projects must be professional works. Up to 2 projects may be personal or passion projects. Project media may consist of images, gifs, videos, URLs, or PDFs. Each project requires a description, a statement of your role in the project’s creation, and a list of individual credits if applicable.
  • Each submission requires a brief biography and a headshot.