Entering/ Rules


Do I have to be a One Club member to participate?
No. You do not have to be a member of The One Club to participate in the Young Ones Student Awards. However, we always recommend the benefits of One Club membership! For more details on membership, click here.

Do students need to work as a team?
Although The One Club encourages students to work as a team, a single student can work on and submit entries on his/her own.

Is there a limit to the number of students per team?
No, there is no limit.

Can members of a team be from different colleges?
Yes. Make sure to list the different schools under the "School Credits" section during the entry process.

Can one student/team enter more than one entry?
Yes, students can make multiple entries into the same/different categories. However, you may not enter the same exact work in multiple categories; you must choose the category you believe to be the best fit.

When are the winners announced?
Finalists will be contacted directly as entries are reviewed by the Creative Council.


Who is eligible to enter?
Students from colleges, graduate schools or portfolio schools are eligible. You cannot participate if you are working as a creative at an agency or a design company, with the exception of an internship.

Can international students participate?
Yes. The competition is open to students in all countries.

Can I submit work I have done for a school project or my portfolio?
For the brief competition, you can only submit the work you did for the briefs provided by The One Club. However you are welcome to submit your work into the Portfolio or ADC categories.


Due Date:
Entries will be reviewed as they are submitted. The final submission deadline is September 30th.

Submission Specifications & Requirements:
Please download the submission template. All submissions should include a description of the concept (approximately 250 words), estimated budget, production resources required, and contact information for all members of the submitting team.

When will reviews take place?
Entries will be reviewed by the Creative Council as they are submitted. Selected ideas will be notified and partnered up with sponsors as needed to bring the ideas to life. All entries will receive notification from The One Club by October 15th, whether selected or not.


Can I get my work back?
No. All entries will be kept by The One Club.

Am I allowed to post my work for the competition online?
All work for the Gun Brief can ONLY be added to your online/physical portfolio AFTER the winners have been announced. Any work posted must contain a disclaimer stating the piece was created solely for the purpose of the Gun Brief Competition and was not commissioned by the client.

Can I give credit to a teacher who helped me put my entry together?
To credit your teacher or professor, simply type in their name on the "Individual Credits" section and select the "Professor/Instructor" option from the "Title" drop-down menu. Should you win, your professor will not receive an award, but will be recognized as a champion of the winning team with his/her name printed in the annual and published on our website.

NOTE: Teachers should not be listed under any credit title other than the "Professor / Instructor" option. For example, they should not be listed as a "Creative Director" on the project.


There are no fees for submitted ideas against the Gun Violence Brief!