YoungGuns, the annual international creative contest, is approaching its 10th birthday. Founded by Kristian Barnes, Jason Williams and Michael Kean in 2000, the show has given out gold, silver and bronze bullets to creatives under the age of 30. YoungGuns now calls for entries in the fields of Professional Digital, Advertising, Design, PR & Media, Student Digital, Advertising & Design, with closing dates of October 15 (Professional) and November 5 (Student). This year’s call to entries, set to focus on the theme “Become the Hunted”, is being promoted through a new 10 Years Old microsite, www.ygaward.com/10years.
The 10 Years Old site includes Professional YoungGun of the Decade, Student YoungGun of the Decade, Top 10 Awarded Countries, Top Awarded Networks, Top 10 Awarded Schools, Ten Years of Calls for Entries, Top 10 Awarded Agencies, Top 10 Innovative Ideas, Top 10 Awarded Young Creatives, and the “Want to be in the Top 10″ entry section.
Themes for the Young Guns Call for Entries have been varied. Read on to view a sample of the winning videos in the “Call for Entries” brief competitions.
2001 – Sorry. 18‐30 only, D’Arcy, Sydney, Australia
2002 – Peak Early, Mother, London, UK
2003 ‐ Expect Jealousy, Fallon, London, UK
2004 ‐ For the kids, Leo Burnett, Chicago, USA
2005 ‐ Hardly Legal, Crispin, Porter + Bogusky, USA
2006 ‐ Worth the Pain, Saatchi & Saatchi, New Zealand
2007 ‐ Let us be your first, Taxi, Canada
2008 ‐ Quit in Style, Droga5 USA/Australia
2009 ‐ Award Show Sacrifice, YGAward & CP+B, Australia/USA
Click on the image below to play the Sorry video in YouTube (HD)
Click on the image below to play the Kid Porn Star video in YouTube (HD)
Click on the image below to play the Coffee Expect Jealousy video in YouTube (HD)
Click on the image below to play the Hardly Legal video in YouTube (HD)
Click on the image below to play the Peptic Ulcer Worth The Pain video in YouTube (HD)
Click on the image below to play the Virgin Singalong video in YouTube (HD)
Click on the image below to play the Quit In Style video in YouTube (HD)
See more on the Young Guns YouTube channel.