The Adobe Design Achievement Awards official judging was recently held at the Adobe offices in New York. During the course of the contest, students from over 70 countries submitted into two submission sessions. Then, thirty-seven pre-selection panelists, representing twelve countries, poured over 4,419 entries to select the best Semifinalist work, which would eventually go on to be judged in the final round in NYC.
The selected Semifinalist students hailed from 50 countries including Indonesia, Austria, UK, Poland, Netherlands, Thailand, Taiwan, Italy, Belgium, Korea, Croatia, China, Brazil, India, and Poland.
This week, nine official judges from varied expertise and unique perspectives, convened to select the most innovative and creative student designs. The official judges reviewed over 1,100 international Semifinalist entries, culminating during an intensive two-day judging process.
Through management by long-standing ADAA partner, Icograda, the judges were set to the task of choosing three Finalists per design category, and one Grand Prize winner per media segment to honor for outstanding achievement in design. The judges weighed in; deliberated, discussed and voted, to arrive at their decisions of finalist and winning entries.
The judges shared their insights on reviewing the entries. “I was most impressed by work that explored concepts in clean, clever, or engaging ways. It was incredible to see so many brilliant ideas executed beautifully,” commented Nina Boesch, ADAA judge and 2006 alumnus. “I’ve enjoyed the unique pleasure of being honored by the contest, then serving on the ADAA pre-selection panel, and this year, serving as an official judge. The ADAA program has been immensely valuable to me as a contest honoree, and now, as a member of its global community.”
Adobe is looking forward to formally announcing the 2014 ADAA finalists on August 25, 2014!
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