Adobe Announces Call for Entries for 2005 Adobe Design Achievement Awards
Premiere Student Awards Program Expands to Ten Countries and Nine
Competition Categories
SAN JOSE, Calif. - Nov. 22, 2004 - Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE)
today announced a call for entries in its Fifth Annual Adobe Design
Achievement Awards, which this year expands to ten countries and nine
competition categories. The awards honour the most talented and promising
student graphic designers, photographers, illustrators, animators, digital
filmmakers and computer artists from the world's top design, film and
broadcast institutions.
For the first time students from Australia, Austria, France, Germany,
Ireland, New Zealand and Switzerland are invited to participate. They will
join entrants from the United States, Canada and United Kingdom in
submitting projects in nine categories including environmental graphics,
digital illustration, digital photography/imaging, interactive design, print
design, self-expression and time-based media. Two newly inaugurated
categories - animation and broadcast design - broaden the scope of this
year's video submissions.
"The Adobe Design Achievement Awards has become the premiere awards program
for student design. The program recognises the best and the brightest design
students, and for many winners launches their careers in the creative
profession," said Melissa Dyrdahl, senior vice president of corporate
marketing and communications at Adobe. "By opening the competition to
students worldwide, and providing more opportunities to win, the program
continues to cultivate a new generation of technological innovation and
creative inspiration."
Using Adobe's design platforms, such as Adobe® Creative Suite and Adobe
Video Collection software, students submit projects and are judged by an
independent panel of six judges, including such industry luminaries as
Matthew Richmond from Chopping Block, Gail Anderson from Spot Design, Kathy
Fredrickson from Studio Blue, Dean Velez from Gannett Production Services,
Dava Guthmiller from Noise 13, and Frank Gladstone from Dreamworks SKG.
Judges will select winners based on overall impact, design execution and
technical capabilities. Finalists will receive a trip to New York City to
participate in the awards event, and an opportunity to showcase their work.
Winners also will meet with leading industry professionals during studio
tours and the ceremony. First place entries will receive US$5,000 and a
selection of Adobe products.
Students will be able to submit entries from March 14, 2005, to April 29,
2005. The entries will be judged in May, with the finalists contacted
shortly thereafter. The winners will be announced at an awards ceremony on
July 21, 2005, at the Guggenheim Museum in New York City.
Adobe in Education
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teaching and learning by providing digital creation, communication and
collaboration tools for classroom and campus-wide use. For more information
visit: www.adobe.com/education.
About Adobe Systems Incorporated
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world-leading digital imaging, design and document technology platforms for
consumers, creative professionals and enterprises. Adobe's revenue in its
last fiscal year exceeded $1.2 billion. For more information about Adobe,
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