Established by Jeffrey Keyton and Bill Oberlander in 1996, ADC Young Guns honors exceptionally talented young creatives early on in their careers. Originally conceived as a curated show limited to New York City, ADC Young Guns now functions as an annual global competition, judged exclusively by past winners.
Over the years, our roster has grown into a community network of rebels, prodigies and rising stars, including Stefan Sagmeister (YG1), James Victore (YG1), Alexander Gelman (YG1), Todd St. John (YG1), Mike Mills (YG1), Ryan McGinness (YG2), Scott Stowell (YG3), Christoph Neimann (YG3), Rei Inamoto (YG4), Deanne Cheuk (YG4), floto+warner (YG5), and Alex Trochut (YG6).
Each new class of ADC Young Guns winners are showcased in an exhibition at ADC Gallery (see photos of the ADC Young Guns 9 exhibition and opening party here) and receive an ADC Young Guns Cube which is re-designed each year for the incoming class. The exhibition then travels in digital and print form to various international venues.
Winner's profiles are featured online and each winner receives a one-year ADC membership with the ADC. In addition, all past winners become part of the ADC Young Guns network, and may be featured in Young Guns events, the Young Guns shop, the Young Guns blog, and are eligible for an assortment of career-boosting benefits from ADC Young Guns sponsors.
Call for Entries for ADC Young Guns 11 opens on May 1!. To learn more, please visit adcyoungguns.org.
Join us on April 25 for LEVEL UP - the Young Guns 11 launch party. Call for entries open on May 1.