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NEW YORK, USA — The One Club for Creativity, the world’s foremost non-profit organization recognizing creative excellence in advertising and design, opened a call for entries for Young Guns 18, which celebrates international creative professionals age 30 or younger.

Young Guns is the industry’s only global, cross-disciplinary, portfolio-based awards competition that identifies and celebrates today’s vanguard of young creatives.

“Young Guns has a unique place in the creative world for considering a body of both professional and personal work from an individual, not just a single design or ad,” said Kevin Swanepoel, CEO of The One Club. “Winning is special because we’re celebrating a creative person’s individuality, as well as elevating the next generation of creative leaders.”

Winners will be selected by a jury made up of past Young Guns winners and other creative leaders, to be announced by The One Club for Creativity.

The program is open to creatives age 30 and under who have been working for at least two years, full-time or freelance.

Eligible entrants can submit a combination of professional and personal work in graphic design; advertising art direction and copywriting; architectural, environmental and interior design; industrial and product design; digital (UX/UI, experiential design, interactive, web design, apps, game development): film and animation (motion design, television, video); fashion; typography and lettering; illustration and photography.

The online entry system is open, with the reduced-fee early deadline of June 30 and the final deadline of July 10.

This year’s winners will be announced in the fall.

Program branding and design of the Cube award itself is recreated each year by a past Young Gun winner. This year’s YG18 branding and award are designed by CONTINO, New York, founded by creative director and YG9 winner Jon Contino.

Young Guns 18 and other One Club activities are made possible in part through the generous support of sponsors including Levine/Leavitt and Shutterstock.

The One Show is a top global awards show for advertising, design and digital marketing, focusing on the creativity of ideas and quality of execution.

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