Adobe® Design Achievement Awards for Students (Win prizes, recognition, trip to Las Vegas and many more!)

The Adobe® Design Achievement Awards:
Launching Student Careers

Competition: Design
Level: Open to All levels
Provider: Adobe®
Country to Study in: Any country

Scholarship Description
The Adobe® Design Achievement Awards (ADAA) is a global digital media competition for student creators. The ADAA celebrates student achievement reflecting the powerful convergence of technology and the creative arts.

How big are YOUR career dreams? The ADAA can make them come true. Get exposure to the best design agencies, connect with other young designers, and learn what it takes to land today’s most coveted creative jobs.

Connected to industry professionals, academic leaders, and top brands, the ADAA is launching the next generation of student careers. Free to submit, ADAA entry offers the chance for mentorship, detailed feedback, career bootcamps, internships, and the big prize for the winners — an unforgettable trip to Las Vegas to attend Adobe MAX 2017.

The Competition is free to enter!

Participants must be over the age of 18 and a student enrolled in an accredited institution of higher education. Adobe tools must have contributed to the creation of the entry.

For the complete list of eligibility criteria, visit the official website via link below.

Judging Criteria:
1. Project originality and creative excellence.
2. Effectiveness in meeting a communication objective.
3. Demonstrating skills in applying Adobe products towards these ends.

Eligible groups
Citizens of ALL countries can participate

Participating Institutions
All institutions of higher education and learning in the world

Fields of study
Students in ANY field of endeavour

*NEW FOR 2017:
Entries incorporating new forms of media may be recognized with an “Excellence in New Media” Special Designation. Students working with virtual reality, augmented reality, 360 photography, and other emerging technologies are encouraged to apply in the segment that best describes the purpose of their work, and in the category that best aligns to the final product.

The ADAA Award's 14 categories are divided into three segments depending on the purpose of the work.

1). Fine Art - for its own sake.
  • Photography;
  • Graphic Design / Print;
  • Illustration;
  • Animation / Motion Graphics; and
  • Video Editing / Post- Production
2). Commercial - for a client (fictional or real)
  • Photography;
  • Print / Graphic / Illustration;
  • Video Editing / Post- Production;
  • Animation / Motion Graphics;
  • Packaging Design; and
  • Web / App / Game Design
3). Social Impact - for a social or environmental cause
  • Photography / Print / Illustration / Graphic;
  • Video Editing / Post- Production / Animation / Motion Graphics;
  • Web / App / Game Design.
Competition benefits and prizes
You gain the following:
  1. Exposure: Earn international exposure to top design firms and brands.
  2. Mentorship: Benefit from guidance and portfolio reviews by industry experts.
  3. Opportunities: Be invited to exclusive Adobe Career Bootcamp and the Adobe Creative Residency.
  4. Resources: Boost your career with access to Adobe Creative Cloud, a trip to Adobe MAX, career tips from the pros at 99U, and more.
Method of Application
To apply, follow these simple steps: Create a profile with your Adobe ID, Upload your work on Behance, Get connected to the ADAA community, and Sign up for events + mentorship. Please visit the official website (link to it is below) for complete information on how to apply.

Competition opens March 6, 2017. Early bird submission deadline is May 2, 2017; while Final submission deadline is June 12, 2017.

The competition – which showcases individual and group projects created with industry-leading Adobe creative software – honors the most talented and promising student graphic designers, photographers, illustrators, animators, digital filmmakers, game developers, computer artists and related from the world’s top institutions of higher education.

Adobe Systems Incorporated (or simply, Adobe) is an American multinational computer software company. The company is headquartered in San Jose, California, United States. Adobe was founded in February 1982 by John Warnock and Charles Geschke, who established the company after leaving Xerox PARC in order to develop and sell the PostScript page description language. Adobe is best known for Photoshop, an image editing software, Acrobat Reader, the Portable Document Format (PDF) and Adobe Creative Suite, as well as its successor Adobe Creative Cloud.

Application Deadline: 12 June 2017
Open to International Applicants: Yes

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