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Miami Ad School Mumbai and NID Kurukshetra win Gold at One Club’s Global Young Ones Student Awards 2020

Miami Ad School Mumbai’s Palak Kapadia was one of only 23 students worldwide who won in the Young Ones Portfolio competition

Students at Miami Ad School Mumbai and National Institute of Design Kurukshetra won Gold in The One Club for Creativity’s global Young Ones Student Awards 2020, which identifies the best young creative talent at colleges around the world in a variety of creative disciplines.

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Miami Ad School Mumbai’s Palak Kapadia was one of only 23 students worldwide who won in the Young Ones Portfolio competition, where students submit 6-15 pieces of their work and have it judged by industry professionals.

In the Young Ones Brief competition, where students are tasked with creating work for an actual brand and the chance to earn a coveted One Show Pencil, Miami Ad School Mumbai worked with its fellow schools in Mexico City and Buenos Aires to win a Gold Pencil for Vans “Off the Road” in Digital.  The creative team included art directors Adriana Weinberg, Xavi Ocaña and Saloni Doshi with writer Yashashree Samant.


Working with Mexico City, Miami Ad School Mumbai also won a Gold Pencil for The North Face “Wherever Together” in Mobile by the team of writer Palak Kapadia and art directors Catarina Barcala Gosende and Xavi Ocaña.

National Institute of Design in Kurukshetra won a Gold Cube in the Young Ones ADC competition for its own “Hope” in Science / Medical, the work of designer Siddharth UR. YO ADC offers students and schools the chance to earn a prestigious ADC Cube by competing in the same disciplines and categories as this year’s ADC 99th Annual Awards.


Overall, School of Visual Arts, New York was named Creative School of the Year based on cumulative awards won, with students garnering 34 awards including 16 Golds.  Students at Brigham Young University, Provo picked up 25 awards overall, including 12 Golds, and students at Berghs School of Communications, Stockholm won 12 awards, including four Golds.

Young Ones experienced significant growth in recent years, with entries increasing 15% over last year and 33% compared to 2018.  A list of all Young Ones winners can be viewed here.  The complete One Club 2020 College Rankings can be viewed here.


To qualify for entry in the Young Ones awards, college students from around the world must be enrolled in an accredited undergraduate or graduate college program, or other program approved by The One Club's Education Department. 

Submissions to the competitions are judged based on creativity and originality.  The gender-balanced list of 100+ creatives who judged this year can be viewed here.

This year’s Young Ones Student Awards comes during the second week of The One Club’s Creative Month 2020, an expansive streaming event running free of charge May 4-29 featuring a wide range of original creative inspiration, education and professional development content specifically developed for a global online audience.

In place of annual in-person Creative Week programming in NYC, The One Club worked with more than 60 top global creative leaders to produce a month of entertaining and engaging original content designed to inform and inspire the global creative community.  Sessions will stream at three set times each day and are viewable at any time later from the Creative Month archive.

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