Two Canadians win at Young Guns 9

Montreal’s Homer Mendoza and Edmonton’s Genevieve Simms are two out of 50 winners from around the world.
Homer Mendoza, team leader, digital communications, Standard Life

Canada can boast two winners of the ADC Young Guns 9 competition.

Homer Mendoza (pictured) and Genevieve Sims placed among 50 winners from 14 countries in the advertising industry’s only global portfolio-based awards program for creatives under the age of 30.

Mendoza works as a senior team leader in digital communications for Standard Life in Montreal, where he began his career as a designer while also moonlighting as a teacher of graphic design at Dawson College. He worked as an art director at Montreal-based Paprika in between stints at Standard Life. Simms is an Edmonton-based illustrator.

Their work will be featured in an exhibition at the ADC Gallery in New York, as well as being published in the ADC Young Guns 9 Annual and added to the permanent ADC online collection. On top of the coveted ADC Young Guns Cube, the pair have also won complimentary one-year ADC memberships, permanent membership in the ADC Young Guns Network, the chance to be featured in Young Guns events and opportunities from competition sponsors Corbis, Behance and Ace Hotel.