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.