2012 YoungGuns International Awards calls for entries now open – professional awards deadline Fri October 19, student awards Fri November 9

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Thumbnail image for Screen shot 2010-10-09 at 10.15.32 AM.pngCalls for entries for the 2012 YoungGuns International Awards are now open.

To be eligible for a YoungGuns Professional Award (Advertising, Digital, Design, Media, PR), you or one of your team must have been born after November 25, 1981. Teams are eligible as long as one person is born after November 25, 1981.

Key Dates 2012

Entry Deadline (Professional Award) – Friday October 19

Entry Deadline (Student Award) – Friday November 9

Shortlists Announced – Monday December 3 to Friday December 7

Winners & Finalists Announced – Monday December 10

This year YoungGuns is providing young and emerging talent the opportunity to get more of their work into YoungGuns for free. Young and emerging talent can back themselves or a friend with YoungGuns 2012 “20 Guns of the People”.

All you have to do is:

1. Upload their work for free;

2. Activate their social network to vote for them:

The top 20 voted (professionals and students) by the people will automatically be entered into YGAward2012; the premier award for global young talent in advertising, digital, design, PR; and students. Young and emerging talent can prove their self-belief right, get the recognition they deserve and who knows what else. For those already working maybe a pay rise; a bigger office; an expense account?; and for students maybe the job at THE agency they have always wanted.

A special Black Bullet trophy will be awarded for the No.1 peoples’ choice (professional and student) – the most voted. Just a little something extra that can be casually waved around in any discussion with bosses about the future; or job interviews.

LAUNCH is a YoungGuns initiative connecting students and graduates with creative organizations who want the best emerging talent. For any more details on YGAward or Launch, please contact Livia via email here.