John Brown Citrus unveils first YCN annual

John Brown Citrus Publishing has produced the first annual for the Young Creatives Network - the organisation that was set up in 2000 to support emerging design and communications creative talent.

YCN aims to uncover outstanding young British creatives via a series of briefs from clients including Orange, Lexus, Selfridges and Durex.

The work is then judged and the winners are awarded prize money and work placements at creative agencies.

The new annual, entitled book 03/04, will showcase the winners of last year's event and will contain a series of briefs for the coming year.

In addition, the annual will feature contributions from creatives such as Dave Buonaguidi, the co-founder of Karmarama, and Rodney Milius, the head of branding at Marks & Spencer. It will also feature a comprehensive industry directory and creative notebook.

Book 03/04 will be circulated to all UK art colleges and universities and across the design industry. The initial print run of 10,000 will be available later this month.

Nick Defty, the director of YCN, said: "After months of collaboration with JBCP, it's wonderful to see the final product and hand it on to creatives across the country.

"We wanted to produce something that combined great past work with engaging content to inspire future submissions. The early feedback we've received has been massively encouraging and we can't wait to see the latest round of award entries."

Jeremy Leslie, the creative director of JBCP, added: "YCN has rapidly established itself as a primary resource for sharing information between students and innovative brands.

"We're excited to be involved in helping YCN to extend its reach beyond the web into print."