Adobe is thrilled to announce the 2013 Adobe Design Achievement Awards (ADAA) finalists and honorable mention recipients! Talented students from around the world submitted their work into the contest. Panelists and official judges, representing ten different countries, contributed their unique and cultural perspectives when selecting the most innovative student designs.
The ADAA global contest continues to receive thousands of quality submissions every year, maintaining its reputation for recognizing the best work of student design. 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.
The judging panel selected 1,100 semifinalists and then 30 finalists and 22 honorable mention recipients were chosen in the final round. These young talents came from Belgium, Canada, China, France, Germany, Great Britain, Israel, Japan, Korea, Poland, Thailand, Taiwan and the United States.
The eleven category winners and three media segment Grand Prize winners will be announced on November 20, 2013, at the Adobe Design Achievement Awards ceremony in New York City, in conjunction with the Adobe Create Now World Tour. Winners will receive a 1-year membership to Adobe Creative Cloud, a cash award, and travel to New York.
Adobe congratulates the 2013 finalists and encourages you to join us in celebrating the next generation designers by posting comments to the Online ADAA Gallery. You can follow their journey through the ADAA Facebook and Twitter channels, #ADAA13. Additionally, check out the sneak-peek video of the honored work!
Adobe 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 www.adobeawards.com.
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.