R/GA global CCO Nick Law named 2013 Young Guns jury chairman; awards set for March 2014

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YGA PR Jury Chairman 2013.jpgNick Law, global chief creative officer at R/GA will be jury chairman at this year’s YGA Awards.

Says Law: “As our industry goes through deep structural changes, it’s become apparent to me that emerging talent is better equipped to shape the future. By championing this talent, YGA helps realize a brave new world. How fucking awesome is that.”

Says YGA: “Nick is a visionary leader, who has been widely and consistently recognised for it and we are fucking delighted that he is the YGA2013 jury chair. Especially in our inaugural year of the YGA Jury Draft, where agencies are putting forward their best young talent; their rising stars; their young visionaries to join the YGA Jury. Nick will be leading of a jury first of the best young talent in the industry.”

The members of the YGA2013 Jury will be announced over the next couple of weeks, which will be formed by the best talent under 30; the industry rising stars; the “wannabe” peers to the YGA entrants.

While other award shows use the same rotating set of industry talent the YGA jury will be selected through the YGA Draft, where we invite creative, digital, design, media & PR agencies to recommend their best rising talent to sit on the YGA jury.

The YGA Draft hopes to reflect the constantly changing communications landscape. It also provides the young talent on the jury the opportunity to connect with peers from around the globe and raise their profile.

Each year the jury chairman is an experienced and widely respected individual. This adds the steady hand of experience to the heady dynamism of youth.

2013 Key Dates

YGA – Creative, Digital, Design, Mobile, Media, PR and Student Award.

2013 YGA Open for Entries- Now Open

2013 YGA Entry Deadline – Friday January 31, 2014

2013 YGA Shortlists – Across week commencing March 10, 2014

2013 YGA Winners and Finalists Announced – Monday March 17, 2014


Open for Submissions – Now Open

Deadline for Voting – Tuesday December 17, 2013. Midnight (Sydney time GMT +10).

Winners Announcement – Wednesday December 18, 2013

YGAward recognizes the “tomorrow” of the communications industry; who and what to watch out for.

YGA celebrates the future, not the past. It celebrates potential. The young talent involved and

recognized in YGA are the ones who are changing the world we live in. If you want to be one the worlds most sought after young talents then enter your work into YGA and prepare for your career to take off.

YGA is a barometer for the future.

YGA has been recognizing and supporting young talent since 2001.