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Student Awards Ceremony

Take a look back at the 2017 YCN Awards Ceremony at London's Barbican Centre.


Deadline Passed

March 29th was the deadline for entries, and we're in the process of curating all we’ve received.


  • 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
  • Victor Profile: Telegramme Studio

    London studio, Telegramme, earn a YCN Professional Award for a timelessly stylish poster campaign for Percival.

    Posted on Sep 1st 2014
  • Victor Profile: Owen Gildersleeve

    Designer, Owen Gildersleeve, picks up a YCN Professional Award for his astonishingly crafted paper-cut for Shop magazine.

    Posted on Aug 29th 2014
  • Victor Profile: Daehyun Kim

    Awarded with a 2014 YCN Professional Award, this Korean illustrator's haunting LP artwork is at the surface of a stoical artistic practice.

    Posted on Aug 28th 2014
  • Victor Profile: Sarah Mazzetti

    Sarah Mazzetti earns a YCN Professional Award with a wonderland of illustrations for Green Man.

    Posted on Aug 27th 2014
  • Victor Profile: Moth Collective

    London-based animation collective, Moth, swoop to collect a YCN Professional Award for their giddy and ghoulish short , 'I Will Miss You'.

    Posted on Aug 26th 2014
  • Victor Profile: Hanna Konola

    Illustrator Hanna Konala achieves a YCN Professional Award with her calming cookie-box designs for Scandanavian deli, Fika.

    Posted on Aug 22nd 2014
  • Victor Profile: James Dawe

    Artist and designer, James Dawe, won over the YCN Professional Award jury with his dizzying poster design for touring DJ group, Visionquest.

    Posted on Aug 21st 2014
  • Victor Profile: Alec Doherty

    YCN Professional Award winner, Alec Doherty, produces bottle labels for London brewery, Partizan, that are brimming with personality.

    Posted on Aug 20th 2014
  • Victor Profile: Design by ST

    The next of our YCN Professional Award winners for 2014, Design By St, bring their design sensitivity to The Story Museum with a charmingly curated publication.

    Posted on Aug 19th 2014
  • Victor Profile: Hvass and Hannibal

    One of our YCN Professional Award Winners for 2014, Danish duo Hvass and Hannibal demonstrated a tactile approach with their horticultural textile design for Heal's.

    Posted on Aug 18th 2014
  • Our YCN Professional Awards Winners for 2014 are...

    After two rounds of online judging and live jury days hosted in New York, Toronto, Berlin and London, we are now delighted to publish 21 victorious names.

    Posted on Aug 13th 2014
  • A tropically flavoured finale to our 2014 Awards judging

    Today saw a final round of consideration fall upon this year's YCN Awards entrants — hosted in the splendour of the Barbican's Garden Room.

    Posted on Jul 30th 2014
  • Our penultimate jury day went swimmingly in Berlin

    In the former Stasi headquarters, now occupied by Soho House Berlin, figures from throughout the local creative industries took in shortlisted entries last week.

    Posted on Jul 28th 2014
  • Awards judging in Toronto

    Today we hosted our second jury day with Soho House as part of this year's Awards programme — meeting some of Toronto's finest creatives in the process.

    Posted on Jul 11th 2014
  • Awards judging in NY

    Yesterday, in the cool comfort of the Soho House New York Library, shortlisted entries underwent further scrutiny.

    Posted on Jul 8th 2014