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YCN Professional Awards

The YCN Professional Awards are designed to elevate emerging creative talent working around the world.


YCN Student Awards

The Call for Entries for the 2014/15 Student Award Programmes has now been published.


  • Submitting work for the YCN Student Awards
    The Entry Uploader for this year's programme will be live week commencing 19th January, easy to use and excited to receive some gems.
    Posted on Jan 5th 2015
  • Calling new talent throughout Europe and North America
    The Call for Entries for the 2014/15 YCN Student Awards has today been published with shiny new programmes for Europe and North America.
    Posted on Oct 20th 2014
  • Raising the bar for creativity
    Gathering on the rooftop of London's Shoreditch House, this year's YCN Professional Award winners last week enjoyed official celebration — and the unveiling of a brand new physical award.
    Posted on Sep 29th 2014
  • Victor Profile: David Wilson
    Our profiling of this year's YCN Professional Awards winners comes to a close with David Wilson's animated video for Arctic Monkeys.
    Posted on Sep 22nd 2014
  • Victor Profile: Ryan Hopkinson
    Photographer, Ryan Hopkinson, wins a YCN Professional Award for a Lurpak campaign of carefully measured chaos.
    Posted on Sep 19th 2014
  • Victor Profile: David Sparshott
    David Sparshott's YCN Professional Award winning posters for Magma Books see the details in drawing and cycling work in perfect tandem.
    Posted on Sep 18th 2014
  • Victor Profile: Lucas Zanotto
    Lucas Zanotto chalks up a YCN Professional Award with his charming animation for Drawnimal.
    Posted on Sep 17th 2014
  • Victor Profile: Luke Stephenson
    This YCN Professional Award winning shoot for The Sunday Times proves to be a masterstroke for British photographer, Luke Stephenson.
    Posted on Sep 16th 2014
  • Victor Profile: Jack Hughes
    Illustrator Jack Hughes' clean-cut images for Holland & Sherry earn a YCN Professional Award.
    Posted on Sep 15th 2014
  • Victor Profile: Yeji Yun
    Illustrator Yeji Yun, earns a YCN Professional Award with a collection of covers for the Korean Film Magazine.
    Posted on Sep 12th 2014
  • The YCN Student Awards ceremony
    Hosted in the grand surrounds of the Marriott Hotel in Grosvenor Square, last night’s awards ceremony was a roaring success.
    Posted on Sep 11th 2014
  • Victor Profile: Joseba Elorza
    Spanish illustrator, Joseba Elorza, clinches a YCN Professional Award with an enchanting animation for Air Review.
    Posted on Sep 8th 2014
  • Victor Profile: Edward Carvalho Monaghan
    This YCN Professional Award winning visual mixtape, from Edward Carvalho Monaghan, shows an irresistible sense of play.
    Posted on Sep 4th 2014
  • Victor Profile: Caroline Leduc
    Caroline Leduc's offset illustrations for Convergence lead to success in this year's YCN Professional Awards.
    Posted on Sep 3rd 2014
  • Victor Profile: Joe Donaldson
    Animator, Joe Donaldson, secures a YCN Professional Award with his sublime short for the New York Times.
    Posted on Sep 2nd 2014