It’s that time of the year – the YCN Professional Awards are now open for entries and once again competition is sure to be fierce as the freshest creative talent at work around the world battle it out for the prestigious prizes.
Last year entries flooded in from 35 countries and now individuals, teams and studios — graduated or formed within the last eight years —are invited to submit recent client projects for six categories; brand identity, design for print, digital design, illustration, photography and animation.
This year’s all-star jury includes Richard Turley, Morag Myerscough, Bianca Wendt, Tom Uglow and Noma Bar among others who will take part in two rounds of online judging before live jury days hosted by Soho House in London, New York, Toronto and Berlin.
Anthony Gerace has produced the look and feel for this year’s Call for Entries Campaign, using images deconstructed on a grid and the strapline “Break It Down.” Anthony is also working with ceramicist Helen Johannessen on a delicate interpretation of this year’s Physical Award — last year turned into a glittering snow dome by Craig Ward.
Entries close on 21 May and the winners will not only receive their prizes at a social event in London but will also be profiled in an annual publication. So, like, what are you even waiting for?
- Thomas Prior captures a Mexican festival involving exploding sledgehammers
- The misty-eyed and delicate pencil marks of Lee Kyutae
- Build’s brand identity for product design brand Plæy mirrors its playful and modular designs
- David Bailey's photographs of NW1, republished and exhibited for the first time
- Studio Mut creates a catalogue for Italian art prize that celebrates up-and-coming artists
- A forward-minded retrospective: behind the design of the massive Cedric Price monograph
- Wes Anderson directs H&M Christmas advert starring Adrien Brody
- The New Look: Looking back at Roundel’s 1980s identity design for British Rail’s Railfreight
- Discussing cinema with Laura Marling on her directorial debut, Soothing
- London’s first crisp restaurant, Hipchips, launches with branding by Ragged Edge
- Richard Sandler’s street photography conveys the intricacies of city life
- A "stress opus" from cartoonist Nadine Redlich