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COLOURFUL - YoungGuns International Awards

COLORFUL is a unique creative competition created in the mold of Young Guns, one of the industry's most recognized and influential honors for young creative professionals.

Because winning Young Guns can have a dramatic effect on one's career, COLORFUL seeks to highlight young BIPOC creative talent, giving them the opportunity and confidence to shine ahead of entering Young Guns and other such platforms.

Young Guns has long been a goal for countless young creatives worldwide to aspire to. COLORFUL, is a step to put more Black, Latinx, Asian, and Indigenous talent onto that stage.

General Eligibility/Rules

  1. COLORFUL entrants must be 30 years of age or younger on the day entries open in order to be eligible. This means you must be born no earlier than March 30, 1992. * Eligible COLORFUL entrants must have a minimum of two years of professional experience (both full-time and freelance work qualify). *

  2. COLORFUL is not open to students, unless you also have the aforementioned minimum work experience.

  3. Like Young Guns, COLORFUL is an international competition for all who qualify. Entrants must be professionals working in creative fields.

  4. If you won one of the cash grants during your previous attempts, you are no longer eligible to enter.

  5. COLORFUL entrants must link to six professional and personal projects, with a minimum of four projects being professional, published work. Unpublished and client-rejected spec projects may be included as personal work. In all cases, you must have played a primary creative role in each project. Projects entered need not have been created in a particular year — entries will be judged as a collection of work. Submissions need not conform to any specific media categories; your entry may feature projects in one medium or several.


  1. Graphic design,

  2. Photography,

  3. Illustration,

  4. Advertising,

  5. Art direction,

  6. Environmental design,

  7. Film,

  8. Animation,

  9. Motion graphics,

  10. Interactive design,

  11. Typography,

  12. Architecture,

  13. Copywriting,

  14. Product design,

  15. Package design,

  16. Fashion design,

  17. Furniture design,

  18. Interior design,

  19. Sound design or industrial design

That said, if your work does not fit within any of these categories, this does not necessarily mean that it isn't eligible!

Tentative Schedule: May - June

No Entry Fee


The One Club for Creativity

450 W 31 Street, 6th Floor,

New Youk, NY - 10001


*Please note that the list provided is not comprehensive and may not include all relevant details about the event. For complete and up-to-date information, we encourage you to visit the official website*

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