Disciplines

Over the years, Young Guns winners have come from a wide variety of creative disciplines. While Young Guns 16 is open to almost every category of creative professional, we hope that by listing the following disciplines of past winners, you'll be able to see more clearly that this competition is right for you and your talents.

Disciplines

Over the years, Young Guns winners have come from a wide variety of creative disciplines. While Young Guns 16 is open to almost every category of creative professional, we hope that by listing the following disciplines of past winners, you'll be able to see more clearly that this competition is right for you and your talents.

Advertising,
Art Direction &
Copywriting

Madison Avenue is your sandbox, allowing you to bring together painstakingly crafted art and breathtaking copy to sell everything from cola to cultural revolution.

YG15 Winners: Joaquin Salim & Pedro Sampaio

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Architecture,
Environmental &
Interior Design

"If you build it, they will come." Whether you've designed a building, transformed its insides or perfected the land on which it sits, this discipline favors large scale thinking and execution.

YG15 Winners: Theo Pinto & Jennifer Whitney

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Digital,
Interactive &
Experiential
Design

'Digital' has grown to become way more than just websites. Rather than paints and inks, your palette contains ones and zeroes, with digital creations both functional and fantastical. From apps that fit on your phone to room-sized digital interfaces, this is your pixelated playground.

YG15 Winners: Gabe Liberti & Beau Dillon Burrows

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Fashion Design

The human body is a canvas, and your creations are the medium that helps it shine, from the runway to retail. NOTE: fashion photographers should submit under the Photography discipline.

YG15 Winners: Wanbing Huang

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Film &
Animation

Lights! Camera! Action! You are a master of the moving image, whether they're provocative documentaries, emotional web shorts or engrossing CGI animated stories.

YG15 Winners: I Saw John First, Henry Busby, Maceo Frost, Anna Ginsburg, MINDCASTLE, SJ Myeza

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Graphic,
Publication &
Branding Design

From logos to layouts, from branding to book design, from posters to magazines and everythingin between, your skills at visual communication are above reproach.

YG15 Winners: Ben J. Crick, Ben Grandgenett, Noemie Le Coz, Chad Michael, Leta Sobierajski, Christian Widlic

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Illustration

Back in kindergarten, everybody loved to draw. For you, however, that love never left. Today you lend your skills to posters, to magazine editorials, to branding and so, so much more.

YG15 Winners: Lisk Feng, Yann Kebbi, Hattie Stewart, Armando Veve, Amber Vittoria, Jing Wei

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Industrial
Product &
Package Design

It's one thing to create an image, but creating a mass-produced object of impeccable form and function is a whole new challenge, one that you live and live to tackle.

YG15 Winners: Verena Hennig

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Photography

From film to digital, from black and white to full color, from fashion to food, you are most at home behind the camera, capturing still images that engage your audience.

YG15 Winners: Jalan and Jibril Durimel & Cait Oppermann

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Typography &
Lettering

The letterforms of the alphabet are your passion, whether they flow from your pen as beautiful calligraphy, or are meticulously crafted as typesets and fonts for others to use.

YG15 Winners: Ricardo Gonzalez & Ruslan Khasanov

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Other

Does your creative forté not fit within any of these disciplines? Not to worry, there may still be a place for you among the Young Guns community! Past winners have included a sound designer, street artists, and even a food designer. So don't be afraid of the "other" option — it just might be what sets you apart from the rest.

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