Posted: 04.30.13/19:14

ENTER NOW: Youngs Guns 11

LATE ENTRIES: We have now entered the Late Entry period. Entries are being accepted here through June 23, 2013, 11:59 PM EST, but will incur a late fee of $40 USD in addition to the regular entry fee of $135. 

ADC Young Guns is the industry’s only international, cross-disciplinary, portfolio-based awards competition that identifies today’s vanguard of young creatives, and is open to both ADC members and nonmembers. The program is open internationally 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, photography, illustration, advertising, art direction, environmental design, film, animation, motion graphics, interactive design, typography, architecture, copywriting, product design, package design, fashion design, furniture design, interior design, sound design and industrial design.

Entries will be accepted here starting on May 1, 2012. Entries submitted on or before June 2, 2013 will qualify for early bird pricing of $99. Entries submitted after that date and before the June 16 deadline will cost $135. 

This year’s call-for-entries campaign was created by Grand Army who were recognized during Young Guns 9. Partners LARRY PIPITONE, JOEY ELLIS and ERIC COLLINS sum up the Call for Entries with ‘Level Up’ - an aspirational concept which speaks to the ability to advance one’s career by being named ADC Young Gun. 

ADC Young Guns 11 was kicked off in style last Thursday, April 25. Current Young Guns and future Young Guns gathered at the Art Director’s Club 29th Street Gallery for ‘Level Up’ a party which mirrored the conceptual and design aesthetic of the Call for Entries campaign. Young creatives were treated to a larger than life custom built game of PONG. The classic video game was projected 60 feet wide and two stories high. 

ADC Young Guns would not be possible without the support of it’s generous sponsors: iStock and Adobe

Every year, a committee of past Young Guns is assembled to oversee the development and execution of the competition: 

Rich Tu (YG9) - Art Director, AKA NYC and ADC Young Guns 11 Chair

Bill Oberlander - Managing Director, Robin Hood and Co-Founder of ADC Young Guns 

Ian Wharton (YG8) - Partner, Zolmo

Michael Fremiuth (YG8) - Partner, Franklyn 

Nicole Jacek (YG8) - Founder, Creative Director, NJ(L.A.) 

Elle Kim (YG8) - Senior Art Director, The Museum of Modern Art

Stewart Smith (YG7) - Founder, STEWDIO

Timothy Goodman (YG7) - Designer, Illustrator, Independent  

Dan Blackman (YG9)  - Designer, Independent  

Jon Contino (YG9) - Founder, Jon Contino Studio  

Julie Glassberg (YG9) - Photographer, Independent 

All ADC Young Guns 11 winners receive the following:

A unique version of the iconic ADC Young Guns Cube, designed exclusively for YG11

Their work featured in an exhibition at the ADC Gallery in New York;

Their work included in the ADC Young Guns 11 Annual;

Their work added to their permanent profile page on;

Complimentary one-year ADC membership;

Permanent membership in ADC Young Guns network;

The chance to be featured in ADC Young Guns events, including presentations of their work at Apple stores around the world;