Adobe is thrilled to announce the 2013 Adobe Design Achievement Awards (ADAA) finalists and honorable mention recipients! Running for thirteen consecutive years, the ADAA global contest continues to receive thousands of quality submissions every year, maintaining its benchmark reputation for recognizing the best work of student design.
Talented students from around the world, were invited to submit their work, hoping to achieve semifinalist status – or better. Panelists and official judges, representing ten different countries, contributed their unique perspectives, when set to the task of selecting the most innovative student designs. Twenty-eight semifinalist panelists, and eight official judges weighed in, culminating with an intensive official two-day judging process.
This year, the ADAA received 3,752 submissions from 55 countries. The work was judged on design creativity and the students’ ability to apply Adobe products during the execution of their piece. From the 3752 entries, the judging panel selected 1,100 semifinalist entries. The semifinalists were then invited to submit their work into the finalist round. From the 1,100 entries, 30 finalists and 22 honorable mention recipients were selected, hailing from Belgium, Canada, China, France, Germany, Great Britain, Israel, Japan, Korea, Poland, Thailand, Taiwan and the United States.
The ADAA Online Gallery showcases the selected finalist and honorable mention work with the world. The ADAA Gallery will provide each finalist with their own designer profile. And, in celebration of the ADAA finalist announcement, Adobe has posted a brand new sneak-peek video of the honored work.
This year, the ADAA competition features eleven categories of design, across three media segments. Each media segment will also recognize one Grand Prize winner. Category and Grand Prize winners will be announced on November 19, 2013, at the Adobe Design Achievement Awards ceremony and dinner, to be held in conjunction with the Adobe Create Now World Tour. Winners will receive a 1-year membership to Adobe Creative Cloud, cash, and travel to NYC.
Adobe congratulates the 2013 finalists, and encourages everyone to join us, in the celebration of the next generation of innovative designers, by posting comments to their ADAA Gallery pages. You can also follow their journey at ADAA Facebook and Twitter channels, #ADAA13
Download the complete list of ADAA recognized student designers here.