Adobe Announces 12th Annual Awards for Graphic Design and Computer Arts Students

Adobe Systems incorporate announced the opening of entries into the 12th annual Adobe Design Achievement Awards (ADAA) on December 8th with winners to be announced in 2012.

The event celebrates and recognizes outstanding achievements by students of graphic design colleges as well as those enrolled at higher-learning institutions for illustration, animation, computer artistry, and other computer-based creative categories.

In all, Adobe will honor students in thirteen categories. This is in addition to three new categories for instructors that recognize excellence in teaching, a component of ADAA that began during the last competition.

Students of graphic design colleges may submit any form of graphic art – from static graphic designs to motion graphics and computer-generated graphic animations. Submissions should be graphic design projects by individuals or groups that were created using any of Adobe’s creative software.

Entrance into the contest is free for faculty and students at graphic design colleges and other institutions and the submission deadlines are flexible. Design students may submit their projects by one of three submission deadlines in 2012: January 27th, April 27th, and June 22nd. The extended multiple submission deadlines are set up to allow students at design colleges flexibility and plenty of opportunity to participate.

Project submissions will be critiqued by a panel of international design experts during three independent judging rounds. Graphic design college submissions results and all others will be posted following each round so that students have the opportunity to review their current standing in the competition.

In October, students and faculty who are competition finalists will be contacted and invited to attend the ADAA Award Ceremony in Los Angeles. The ADAA Awards Ceremony will celebrate the winners of the competition as well as the students and faculty members at graphic design colleges and other institutions who have shown outstanding talent that reflects the powerful joining of technology and creative arts.