After 12 years, I hope many of you are familiar with Adobe Design Achievement Awards (ADAA), a prestigious competition open to all individuals 18 years of age or older who are students or faculty in an accredited institution of higher education. While the qualification parameters for the ADAA are specific, we recognize that there are many budding designers who would welcome the opportunity to be creative and participate in some way. So this year, we’re adding something new — the Adobe Awards Wings mobile application. Anyone can download this new app, show some creativity, and have some fun while supporting the ADAA.
It’s simple — just download the Adobe Awards Wings app from Google Play and/or the App Store. Once you’ve downloaded the app, sign in to Facebook, and wings will appear on your photo screen. Use an existing photo or take a new photo and adjust the wings to fit the image.
The photo will appear on your personal Facebook wall as well as the ADAA Facebook Wings Gallery tab. Well-liked photos will also appear in special tweets @adobeawards and the most outstanding will be displayed on the ADAA Facebook Timeline cover.
If the wings app inspires you, don’t be shy! Entries for the 12th annual ADAA are being accepted until 5pm (PDT) on June 22, 2012. For more information on submitting entries, ADAA prizes and competition rules, visit adobeawards.com.
What are you waiting for? Unleash your creativity! Let it fly!
Meet product evangelist Johann Zimmern and learn more about the Adobe Digital School Collection on Friday, February 24, 10-10:30 a.m. PT, as the Adobe Education Team hosts the first in an upcoming series of Adobe Education Twitterview sessions.
Adobe Digital School Collection empowers students to create projects and classroom presentations that include polished photos, compelling movies, and media-rich documents and ePortfolios, and includes the recently announced Adobe Photoshop Elements 10 and Adobe Premiere Elements 10 software, as well as Adobe Acrobat X Pro.
If you’re not familiar with Twitterview, the process is simple. Join us on Twitter (@AdobeEDU) and include the hashtag #ADSC when you tweet. If you can’t make it on the 24th, please leave your questions or remarks in the comments section of this post or send us a Twitter message in advance and we’ll make sure Johann answers it.
One more thing: If you live in North America, you’ll be automatically entered for a chance to win a $150 Amazon gift certificate when you join in.
We hope you’ll join us!
Media coverage this week has suggested that Adobe software may have been a vector used in the recent attacks against Adobe and other companies. We are continuing our investigation into the incident, but to date, none of the work done by Adobe or any third party has uncovered evidence to indicate that Adobe technology was an attack vector. In fact, McAfee just posted an entry on the incident to their Security Insights Blog reinforcing this point.
This incident demonstrates the increased sophistication in today’s malware design and attack strategies. It also serves as a reminder of the importance of multiple layers of security and the need to follow security best practices as the best possible defense against those with malicious intent.
See also Adobe Secure Software Engineering Team (ASSET) Blog