Colorful Grant Seeks to Award Young BIPOC Creatives

by | Mar 23, 2021 | Inspiration

Since 1996, The One Club for Creativity has helped to elevate young creative professionals through its annual portfolio-based competition Young Guns. To continue its ongoing efforts of promoting diversity in the spaces of advertising and design, the organization has teamed up with bourbon brand Russell’s Reserve to launch an exclusive portfolio competition and grant for BIPOC creatives called COLORFUL: A Prelude to Young Guns19.

COLORFUL was initiated and co-founded by Rich Tu, VP of Digital Design for the MTV Entertainment Group at ViacomCBS, as part of Russell Reserve’s #ReservedForAll inclusivity campaign. Tu was also the winner of the Young Guns 8 competition in 2010.

COLORFUL is free to enter and is open globally to BIPOC creatives aged 30 years and under with a minimum of two years of professional creative experience. (Previous Young Guns winners are not able to apply.)
Candidates should be prepared to submit links to six works from their portfolio, a short essay, and a 60-second video that introduces them and describes their dream project. One winner will be selected to receive $3000.00 to use towards their professional dream project.

More information about the COLORFUL competition and grant can be found by clicking here.

Deadline for applications is April 12, 2021.

By Jess McKenzie

By Jess McKenzie

Jess McKenzie is a brand identity designer from Detroit, MI. She is a self-proclaimed nerd that loves 80s movies and longs for Saturday morning cartoons to return. When she is not tied to her computer, she can be found taking random road trips and practicing landscape photography.


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