Call for Entries: 2016 Adobe Design Achievement Awards

Since the competition began in 2001, more than 35,000 students across 76 countries have been involved. Now in its sixteenth year, the ADAA is open to student graphic designers, photographers, illustrators, animators, digital filmmakers, developers and computer artists from selected higher education institutions, with a global reach of 15 languages. Last year the judges reviewed over 600 semi-finalists from 37 countries and 171 institutions to short list 42 finalists, so the competition is quite intense.

Individual students and groups can submit entries created with Creative Cloud tools at no charge via the Adobe Design Achievement Awards website. Entries are situated within three of what Adobe calls segments: Fine Art, Commercial and Social Impact. The 14 categories include Illustration, Packaging Design, Photography, Animation/Motion Graphics, Video Editing/Post-Production and Web/App/game Design Entries are reviewed and scored by an independent panel of design experts in each category. ADAA entry offers the chance for mentorship, detailed feedback, career bootcamps, internships and the big prize for the winners — a trip to San Diego to attend Adobe MAX 2016. Winners will also receive an ADAA trophy, as well as a one-year Creative Cloud membership. Finalists and winners who are eligible for an Adobe Creative Residency will be nominated by the ADAA Committee to be an Adobe Creative Resident.

Submissions will be accepted online from February 24 through through June 19, 2016, with more information and entry forms available on the Adobe Design Achievement Awards site. Winning entries from previous years are also available for viewing, with a few examples shown below.

Backhouse | Yuya Yoshida
Two Prophets - Mexican Moonshine | Aaron-Harper Lee

The Grand Apocalypse Festival | yun seo park

Escape | Louis Luo

No Thing | Daphne Christoforou