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NEW YORK, Today: The One Club’s Young Guns 19 – a global, cross-disciplinary, portfolio-based awards competition that celebrates young creatives – has named one Kiwi for its jury.

Janson Chau is a design director at Grey Lynn-based multidisciplinary design studio Alt Group. His work has previously been recognised at the ADC Awards, Red Dot Design, D&AD, Tokyo TDC, and the NZ Best Awards.

A total of 88 creatives from 38 countries will serve with him. The competition regularly attracts entries from upwards of 45 countries.

The programme is open to creatives age 30 and under who have been working for at least two years, fulltime or freelance.

The online entry system is open, with the reduced-fee early deadline of Wednesday 30 June, (regular deadline is 12 July 12, and the final deadline is 26 July 26.

The programme is open to creatives aged 30 and under who have been working for at least two years, fulltime 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.

All Young Guns winners will receive a unique version of the iconic Young Guns Cube, designed exclusively for this year’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.

Program branding and design of the Cube award itself is reimagined each year by a past Young Gun winner. This year’s YG19 branding and award are designed by Simon Chénier-Gauvreau (YG12), head of design at TUX Creative, Montréal.  Themed Bright Days Await, the branding draws parallels between the bright future that Young Guns brings to a creative’s career, and that of a post-pandemic world.

The campaign features vibrant, bucolic visuals to create a lighthearted and reassuring feel.

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