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How Creative Dreams Come True: The 2017 ADAA

The 2017 Adobe Design Achievement Awards have officially kicked off, and whether you’re a creative student, an industry pro, or a seasoned instructor, you’ll want to pay attention to the talent competing for this year’s top prizes.

If you hadn’t already heard (in over a decade of the ADAA’s existence), this is the world’s premier competition for creative students. Connected to industry pros, academic leaders, and top brands, the ADAA is all about launching student careers and creating the next class of creative pros. ADAA competitors earn international exposure, are invited to career bootcamps, and in 2017 will have a shot at an unforgettable winners’ experience at Adobe MAX in Las Vegas with 10,000 creative professionals from around the globe (read more about prizes and benefits here).

The 2017 contest will be teeming with inspirational student stories, creative achievements, career lessons, and (obviously!) stellar entries in categories like Illustration, Photography, Animation/Motion Graphics, and Packaging Design in three different segments: Fine Art, Commercial, and Social Impact.

You can follow the action in the live feed – every entry, in real time – and help cheer talented entrants to the finish line. Students who want to go for it and launch their careers can enter their best work from now until June 12th (with a special Early Bird deadline May 2nd) using the ADAA submission tool, powered by Behance. The ADAA website is also full of great resources to help propel young creatives into the working world, like a career blog and even a mentor matching program for competition entrants.

Whether your career has already launched or you’re just getting started, follow the ADAA on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn to join the conversation and see what the next class of creative professionals is bringing to the table.

The ADAA is unlike any competition I’ve been a part of because you
get so much out of it whether or not you win an award.

– Jason Ronzani, ADAA 2015 Winner

Digital Imaging, Motion Graphics & Animation, Photography, Video Editing