FAQs

WHAT SORTS OF CREATIVES CAN ENTER?

ADC Young Guns is an international competition open to all who qualify

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, product 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!

WHAT IS THE AGE LIMIT?

Young Guns entrants must be 30 years of age or younger on the day entries open in order to be eligible. For Young Guns 15, this means you must be born no earlier than June 2, 1986. Entrants will be required to submit proof of age in the form of a passport, driver’s license or other government-issued ID.

HOW MUCH EXPERIENCE DO I NEED TO QUALIFY?

Eligible Young Guns entrants must have a minimum of two years of professional experience (both fulltime and freelance work qualify)

CAN CREATIVE TEAMS ENTER?

Certainly! Teams/partnerships/collectives of up to three people may enter as one unit, however each person must adhere to all other eligibility qualifications.

I'VE ENTERED YOUNG GUNS BEFORE. MAY I ENTER AGAIN?

As long as you meet all other qualifications, you are welcome to enter again. That said, once you have successfully been named a Young Guns winner, you may not enter again. This includes members of past winning teams entering as solo creatives and vice versa.

WHAT CAN BE ENTERED?

Young Guns entrants must submit 6 professional and personal projects, with a minimum of three projects being professional, published work. Unpublished and client-rejected spec projects may be included as personal work.

Projects entered need not have been created in a particular year — entries will be judged as a collection of work. Submissions need not conform to any specific media categories; your entry may feature projects in one medium or several.

Each project you submit will require a description, plus a statement of your role in its creation.

MAY I SUBMIT MORE THAN SIX PROJECTS?

No. Your Young Guns submission is also an exercise in self-curation. Take care in deciding which six projects best represent you and your talents.

I’VE WORKED ON PROJECTS WITH OTHERS. CAN THESE BE SUBMITTED?

Yes, with a few caveats. First, you must be one of the principal creatives on the project. Secondly, you must also credit all others who contributed to the project. Entrants who are found to have exaggerated their role in a particular project may be disqualified.

HOW MUCH IS THE ENTRY FEE?

$100.00 USD for ADC/One Club Members
$150.00 USD for Non-Members

Additionally, past Young Guns winners are able to nominate potential Young Guns at the ADC/One Club Member rate.

WHEN CAN I SUBMIT?

The Young Guns 15 Call for Entries period begins June 1, 2017 and ends July 31, 2017.

WHO ARE THE JURY MEMBERS FOR YOUNG GUNS 15?

The Young Guns 15 Jury will be composed of an international collection of past Young Guns winners and other accomplished creatives across a wide variety of disciplines.

WHEN WILL WINNERS BE NOTIFIED?

All Young Guns 15 winners will be notified in September, 2017.

WHEN IS THE YOUNG GUNS 15 AWARDS PARTY?

The Young Guns 15 Awards ceremony is scheduled for Friday, November 17, 2017 in New York City. Winners will be honored at this event and presented with the coveted Young Guns Cube, a trophy that is redesigned each year, making each class of Young Guns winners truly unique.

FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT YOUNGGUNS@ONECLUB.ORG


Young Guns 15 Brand Identity created by RoAndCo, led by Young Guns 9 winner Roanne Adams.