After a record number of entries, and a month and a half of intense scrutiny, the esteemed jury of Young Guns 15 — the premier global portfolio competition for creative professionals 30 years of age and under — have selected an eclectic collection of young individuals and teams to move onto the final round of judging. Photographers, film directors, animators and advertising creatives, these creatives stood out from hundreds of others, and should be commended for making it this far.
That said, as phenomenal as these creatives are, this is only the finalist list. There’s still one more hurdle for them to clear: a final round of in-person judging where our jury members will be making some extremely difficult decisions over who will join the Young Guns community — and who will have to get even better and try again next year. Winners will be announced on November 1.
YOUNG GUNS 15
CEREMONY + PARTY
As epic as the Young Guns winners themselves, the party at which the newest Young Guns are honored has traditionally been a wild affair for the ages. The Young Guns 15 Ceremony + Party takes place on Thursday, November 16 at Highline Stages in Manhattan’s Meatpacking District. Hosted by legendary designer James Victore — himself a Young Guns winner from the inaugural 1996 class — the party is your chance to meet the YG15 winners, as well as many previous winners who always come to welcome in the new class.