Young Ones


Join us for a celebration of emerging global creativity at the Young Ones Student Awards Ceremony on Monday, May 13 at Sony Hall in New York City.

By day, The One Club for Creativity's Creative Week features a handful of sessions, workshops, and reviews, designed to foster discussion, reflection, and connection in the advertising and design industries. By night, Creative Week rolls out the red carpet as it recognizes the very best work of the past year by way of three internationally acclaimed award shows: the lauding of “big ideas” at the One Show 2024; the celebration of design and craftsmanship at the ADC 103rd Annual Awards; a showcase of typographic perfection at the Type Directors Club’s 70 Annual Competition Exhibition; and the salute to the next generation of talent at the Young Ones Student Awards.


Young Ones is The One Club for Creativity's competition for students and recent graduates across creative disciplines. Young Ones is home to four unique competitions — Young Ones ADC, One Show, Portfolio, and TDC.

For countless creatives worldwide, winning a One Show Pencil or ADC Cube is a dream come true. But dreams have to start somewhere, and for that, we have the Young Ones Student Awards. This global creative competition challenges students in creative studies to put their best foot forward in hopes of winning one of the first honors of their burgeoning careers.

Young Ones ADC

Young Ones ADC features the best of the professional categories from the Art Directors Club Annual Awards, celebrating craft and ingenuity across creative disciplines from illustration to art direction to filmmaking to architecture.

Young Ones One Show

Young Ones One Show is our brief competition, where young creatives show their ability to conceptualize a campaign and answer real briefs from a variety of clients.

Young Ones Portfolio

Young Ones Portfolio gives young creatives the opportunity to be judged by their entire body of work. Students submit six of their best projects in one of our disciplines.

Young Ones TDC

Young Ones TDC is our student-specific typography and lettering show under the Type Directors Club Annual Competitions, celebrating creative and novel use of lettering, type design and typography.

2024 Young Ones Brief Sponsors

Our Young Ones 2024 Call for Entries was design by past Young Ones winner, Huiqi Fay Qiu, and Kudos Design Collaboratory(TM).