Benefits & Prizes

Free to submit, ADAA entrants at all levels have access to an outstanding array of prizes and benefits designed to launch their careers, from detailed feedback on their work to free Adobe products to VIP attendance at the very best creative conference in the world.

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Savannah College of Art and Design
All entrants
Semifinalists
HM & Designations
Finalists
Winners

The Adobe MAX Experience

Winners.

Travel to Los Angeles

Winners.

Trophies

Winners.

ADAA Showcase

Honorable Mentions. Special Designations. Finalists. Winners.

Adobe Creative Cloud

Honorable Mentions. Special Designations. Finalists. Winners.

Creative Residency

Finalists. Winners.

Meetings with Industry Leaders

Finalists. Winners.

Detailed Feedback

Finalists. Winners.

Official Competition Certificates

Semifinalists. Honorable Mentions. Special Designations. Finalists. Winners.

Credly Badges

All entrants.

Live Gallery

All entrants.

ADAA Community

Semifinalists. Honorable Mentions. Special Designations. Finalists. Winners.

Mentorship

Winners.

99U Career Tips

All entrants.

Review by Judges

All entrants.

Creativity Scholarship

Finalists. Winners.

SoDA Report Showcase

Winners.

Creativity Scholarship

The Adobe Creativity Scholarship provides college or university education tuition to young people pursuing study in a creative field and using creativity as a force for positive social impact. Eligible students who stand out in the ADAA by achieving Finalist or Winner status while in their first or second year of an undergraduate degree will be automatically nominated to the Creativity Scholarship program. Nominations are powerful and greatly strengthen your application.

Mentorship

All ADAA Winners will be paired with an accomplished creative professional for an in-depth, face-to-face mentorship in their geographic location. Winners and their mentors work hand in hand on a mutually agreed-upon project while refining the winner’s portfolio, sharpening presentation skills, and preparing the winner for the workforce.

Mentorship

Review by Judges

Every entry will be reviewed by a judge on our panel of internationally renowned industry experts, from creative directors at global design firms to innovators at the cutting edge of technology and creativity. This is your opportunity to have someone with deep expertise see and evaluate your work.

ADAA Community

Semifinalists above in the competition are part of the ADAA community, a close-knit network of creative professionals, industry experts, academic leaders, and students who are top in their classes. Members of the community are invited to networking events and given access to resources related to growing their careers.

ADAA Community

ADAA Live Gallery

All eligible entries will be showcased in the official ADAA Live Gallery. The gallery is seen by thousands of industry professionals, academic leaders, ADAA alumni, and others in the ADAA community.

ADAA Live Gallery

Credly Badges

All ADAA entrants will receive online badges for LinkedIn and Facebook issued by Credly and authorized by Adobe. Badges can help you stand out when applying for your next internship, job, or project.

Credly Badges

Official Competition Certificates

Semifinalists, Finalists, and Winners will receive official digital certificates from Adobe celebrating their competition achievements. Certificates help you stand out when applying for your next internship, job, or project.

ADAA Certificate and Online Badge

Meeting with Industry Leaders

Semifinalists, Finalists, and Winners will be invited to a variety of partnered events, from meet and greets with local design firms to Creative Jams.*

Meeting with Industry Leaders

* Subject to availability.

Detailed Feedback

Finalists and Winners will receive comments about their work directly from the judging table. The ADAA gives you a rare opportunity to learn what industry experts love about your work and where you should improve. This invaluable feedback can help you build confidence and grow in your craft.

Adobe Creative Cloud

Winners, Finalists, Honorable Mentions, and Special Designations will receive a one-year membership to Adobe Creative Cloud ($599 value). Students with an already-existing membership can extend for an additional year. Just a few of the creative tools available via Creative Cloud:

  • Photoshop
  • Illustrator
  • InDesign
  • Lightroom
  • Adobe XD
  • Adobe Premiere Pro
  • After Effects
  • Dreamweaver
  • Adobe Muse
  • Acrobat Pro
  • Animate
  • Adobe Audition
  • Experience Design
  • And more...

Creative Residency Nomination

The Adobe Creative Residency gives talented creative individuals the opportunity to explore their passion and process by focusing on a personal creativity project for one full year. Creative Residents receive a compensation package, access to the best creative tools, and resources and support from mentors in a variety of creative fields. In return, they share their insights with the community. Eligible* Finalists and Winners will be nominated by the ADAA to be an Adobe Creative Resident. Nominations are powerful and greatly strengthen your application.

* Finalists and Winners will be nominated for three years following their submission. Students not eligible in their ADAA Finalist/Winner year will be nominated when they become eligible.

Adobe MAX 2018

Winners of the ADAA will receive passes to attend Adobe MAX 2018: The Creativity Conference, along with an unforgettable VIP experience designed to help launch their creative career while at MAX.

Travel to Los Angeles

Welcome to the experience of a lifetime. ADAA 2018 Winners will connect with peers and pros, explore Los Angeles, attend Adobe MAX and other conference events as VIPs, and launch their careers. Flight and hotel room included.*

Travel to Los Angeles

* Restrictions apply — see official rules.

Trophies

Winners will receive an ADAA trophy as a celebration of their achievement.

Trophies

​Career Tips from 99U

99U by Behance is an award-winning website, an annual conference, a magazine, and a series of books focused on how to make good ideas happen. From tips on crafting pitches to how to get started freelancing, 99U is an invaluable resource to help students launch and excel in their early career. The ADAA is thrilled to work with 99U to offer the best, most relevant content for students looking to launch their creative careers.

​Career Tips from 99U

ADAA Showcase

Winners, Finalists and Honorable Mentions will be included in the all-time ADAA Showcase, where Adobe industry partners, past judges, and ADAA community members go to find promising student talent.

ADAA Showcase

​SoDA Report Showcase

SoDA is an extremely selective association of the world’s most preeminent companies with digital DNA. Its members – top digital agencies and elite production companies – come by invitation only and hail from 40+ countries across 6 continents. ADAA winners will be showcased in the SoDA Report, earning unparalleled exposure to the SoDA community and the larger creative industry aiding in launching their career.

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​SoDA

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