Adobe Design Achievement Awards Application Deadline

The Adobe Design Achievement Awards application deadline is coming up soon – you may want to pass this along to your faculty or students. More after the jump…

The Adobe Design Achievement Awards celebrate student and faculty achievement reflecting the powerful convergence of technology and the creative arts since 2001.  The competition – which showcases individual and group projectscreated with industry-leading Adobe creative software – honors the most talented and promising student graphic designers, photographers, illustrators, animators, digital filmmakers, developers and computer artists from the world’s top institutions of higher education.

A board of Educator and industry luminaries advises over the awards. There are 9 board members, 6 educators and 3 luminaries.  To learn more about this year judges visit the ADAA microsite .

The 2012 Adobe Design Achievement Awards give higher education students and faculty from around the world the shortcut to brilliance to propel their careers in the future. Higher education students and faculty can submit entries created with Adobe software to earn a chance at winning recognition, travel, Adobe software, and cash prizes.  Both individuals and groups may enter up to three unique projects in the following categories during the entire duration of the contest.


  • Interactive Media: Browser-Based Design, Non-Browser Based Design, Application Development, Mobile Design, Game Design, Installation Design, Innovation in Interactive Media in Education
  • Video and Motion: Animation, Live Action, Motion Graphics, Innovation in Video and Motion in Education
  • Traditional Media: Illustration, Packaging, Photography, Print Communications, Innovation in Traditional Media in Education

Finalists will receive Adobe software and a trip to Los Angeles, California where they will be honored in an awards ceremony during Adobe MAX, October 20-24, 2012.
Category winners will also receive a cash award of US $3,000.  For a complete list of prizes for both individual and group visit the ADAA microsite (

The competition is FREE to enter and open to all students, faculty, and staff of higher education institutions around the world.  Participants may submit up to 3 times in 13 different student categories and 3 faculty categories. Students are advised to submit their projects for every academic term from May 2011 through June 2012.

Submission Deadlines:  We are in the third and final submission period that closes on June 22, 2012 with the semifinalists being announced in July 2012. Submit Now: