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

The programme is open to creatives age 30 and under who have been working for at least two years, full-time or freelance and regularly attracts entries from upwards of 45 countries.

The complete list of Young Guns 20 judges can be viewed here.

The online entry system is open and the deadline dates are as follows:
  • the reduced-fee early deadline is Thursday, 30 June
  • the regular deadline is Thursday, 14 July, and
  • the final deadline is Thursday, 28 July.
Winners will be announced in the fall.

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, and
  • illustration and photography.
According to the awards, all Young Guns winners will receive a unique version of the iconic Young Guns Cube, designed exclusively for 2022's incoming class, and have their permanent profile page added to the Young Guns website.

Winners also receive:
  • a complimentary one-year One Club for Creativity membership
  • permanent membership in the Young Guns network
  • a chance to be featured in Young Guns events, and
  • an assortment of career-boosting opportunities from Young Guns sponsors.
The awards say that the programme branding and design of the Cube Award itself are reimagined each year by a past Young Gun winner. 2022's YG20 branding and award are designed by Zipeng Zhu (YG13), founder and creative director at Dazzle Studio New York. The font for the YG20 branding is created by NaN Berlin.

According to the awards, for the ninth consecutive year, the international artist's management agency and Young Guns sponsor Levine / Leavitt will bestow one talented winner with the Artist In Residence Award.

Then awards say that the honour is presented annually to a newly crowned Young Gun whose body of work truly stands out, as judged by an advisory board of industry professionals across a range of disciplines. The winner receives a full year of professional development, guidance and mentorship from Levine / Leavitt to help advance their career.

The awards conclude that the Young Guns 20 and other One Club activities are made possible in part through the support of sponsors including Levine / Leavitt and Shutterstock. 

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