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Call for Entries to the 2013 Adobe Design Achievement Awards

ADAA2013 ImageAdobe announced the 2013 Adobe Design Achievement Awards (ADAA), a global design competition that recognizes the best work of student graphic designers, photographers, illustrators, animators, digital filmmakers, developers and computer artists. Individual and group projects created with Adobe creative software are eligible for submission and will be judged by an international panel of design experts. The ADAA competition has attracted more than 27,000 student participants from a total of 75 countries since the program was introduced in 2001.

The ADAA 2013 competition features 12 entry categories in three segments: Interactive Experience, Motion and Video, and Traditional Media.

  • Interactive Experience segment includes: Information Design, Game Art and Development, Installation Design, and Digital Publishing
  • Motion and Video includes: Animation, Audio Design, Motion Graphics, and Post-Production Editing
  • Traditional Media includes: Illustration, Packaging (including Fashion), Print Communications, and Photograph

Students are encouraged to enter into either, or both, of the two submission sessions, allowing for more flexibility in their schedule. Submission deadlines are April 12 and June 21, 2013. All entries must be received by Adobe no later than 5:00 p.m. (PST) on June 21, 2013. Students can view complete contest guidelines and submit projects at

Semifinalists will be announced shortly after each judging phase and featured in the ADAA Facebook community. Three finalists per each of the 12 entry categories will be revealed in September while winners will be announced in October during an online awards ceremony and awarded Adobe software and cash prizes.

For more information, visit the ADAA website. Also, check out our Facebook page or follow us @AdobeEDU for the latest news and updates.


  • By Lisa - 1:33 PM on July 24, 2013  

    Please explain why my ADAA entry was “disqualified”, everything was submitted appropriately. There was no email for me to ask the question…… It was a simple, clean item. Where do I ask besides your blogs or twitter?

    • By karendo - 2:48 PM on July 26, 2013  

      Lisa – I believe our team reached out to you directly with information. Please let me know if you need anything else.

  • By Teresa Harris - 9:01 AM on May 21, 2013  

    My student’s work (Brandon Todd) was accepted into the semifinals of the 2013 competition. I am writing a press release and would like a bit more information…How many entries? How many in print were accepted? Any other information that might be pertinent for a press release.
    Thank you so much.

    • By Pooja Prasad - 11:35 AM on May 21, 2013  

      Hi Teresa,

      All the information may be found on the ADAA website where the semifinalists were announced:

      The page shows how many entries were accepted as semifinalists and it also shows how many entries we have received so far. You will be able to see who else was selected in your category as well.