The competition

With 6 comprehensive categories, this is a competition for young creators of all disciplines.


Enter online using your Behance projects and get ready to launch your career.

March 8th
Competition opens
April 17th
Early bird deadline
May
Early bird announcement
June 21st
Final submission deadline
August
Final announcement

Categories

The competition´s 6 categories representing the creative fields of young creators.

Illustration

Abstract, narrative or editorial.

Illustration

Appropriate entries include, but are not limited to, abstract illustrations, editorial illustrations used to convey information or clarify concepts; narrative illustration (including a series of up to 10 illustrations for books).

Photography

Abstract, travel, documentary, portrait, etc.

Photography

Appropriate entries include a single image or series of related images that are photographic in nature. Can include (but not limited to) abstract, landscape, portrait, image editing projects, etc.

Video

Shorts, live-action films, special effect compositions, music videos, titling, etc.

Video

Appropriate entries are cinematic or live action examples that demonstrate the ability to use Adobe tools in the process of post-production video editing. Entries may include any combination of computer-generated graphics, visual effects, or digital reproductions of images.

Print / Graphic

Typography, posters, print publications, packaging design, brand identities, etc.

Print / Graphic

Appropriate entries include a single picture or a series of up to 10 related images. Images must be graphical in nature and can (but are not required to) include illustrative components. Examples or images of 3D products and their packaging – including flat layouts for product boxes, labels, bags, on-shelf merchandising, or wall graphics – are also included.

Digital Products + Experiences

Websites, mobile apps, digital games, wayfinding systems, new media projects.

Digital Products + Experiences

Appropriate entries are designs meant to be viewed or interacted with via a browser on a computer, on a handheld device, or through a combination of interconnected surfaces and interaction models.

Motion Graphics + Animation

3D, hand-drawn, stop-motion, etc.

Motion Graphics + Animation

Appropriate entries include, but are not limited to, narrative character-based or dynamic animations with any combination of computer-generated graphics, visual effects, text animations, or digital reproductions of drawn images.

Qualify for the cross-category prize

Use Adobe XD in your entry (in any category!) and you'll be in the running for extra recognition this year. The Adobe XD team is awarding a special prize to a future design leader and bringing them to Adobe MAX to experience all things XD! To be considered, just...

1. Add XD as a "Tool" on your Behance project
2. Include a link to your XD prototype

The steps, at a glance

Here's how you launch your career!

Create a profile with your Adobe ID

Upload your work on behance

Connect to the community

Launch your career

Judging criteria

The Adobe Awards are open to all aspiring young creators who are over the age of 18. Adobe tools must have contributed to the creation of your entry.

Adobe's international panel of creative pros evaluates your work on three main criteria:

Originality

Project originality and creative excellence

Effectiveness

Effectiveness in meeting a communication objective

Adobe products

Demonstrated skill in applying Adobe products towards these ends

Career art and design professionals are NOT eligible to enter the Adobe Awards. If you have professional experience and training in any creative field that puts you at a distinct advantage over students and emerging creators, your entry will be disqualified.

For the full list of competition eligibility criteria and more details on judging, refer to the official rules.

The judges

Entries are reviewed by a diverse global panel of creative professionals.

View all judges

Judges

AlezaUX Designer
New York City, USA
www.linkedin.com/in/aleza-kleinworm-858b265a

Brett AndersonCreative Director and Instructor
USA
www.lcad.edu/person/brett-anderson

David ArborAnimator/Editor
USA
behance.net/davidarbor

Harvey J. AustinManaging Director
USA
www.linkedin.com/in/harveyaustincreative

Jim BabbageSenior Solutions Consultant / Photographer
Canada
behance.net/jimbabbage

Justin BamforthDesigner
USA
justinbamforth.com

Arnulfo BermudezIllustrator
USA
www.arniebermudez.com

Ana Gómez BernausDesigner, Letterer and Illustrator
USA
anenocena.com

Aaron BernsteinPhotographer
NYC, USA
hungry-boy.com

Ryan BitzegaioAssistant Professor Graphic Design
USA
edex.adobe.com/en/member/b439-9

Simone BramantePhotographer, Director
Italy
www.behance.net/brahmino

James BrustDirector
USA
www.behance.net/jbrust

Julia CheskyPhotographer | Social Media Creative Strategist
USA
www.juliachesky.com

nick chooDesigner
USA

Dave ClarkSr. Front End Developer (Creative Marketing)
USA

Kaitlyn CoyGraphic Designer
USA
www.kaitlyncoy.com

Craig Daalmeijer-PowerInnovative educator
Sydney, Australia
www.behance.net/Daalmeijer-Power

Ricardo DelgadoDesigner
Mexico
www.instagram.com/rich_patua/?hl=de

Lindsey DeschampsMotion Designer
USA
www.behance.net/lindseyjohfc22

Mayura DhumeDesigner
USA
www.instagram.com/designdaze

Dennis DunbarDigital Artist
USA
dunbardigital.com

Rene DupontGraphic Designer
USA
www.behance.net/realrenedupont

Derek EdamuraDigital Artist
USA
derekedamura.com/works

Benjamin Earl EvansInclusive Design Lead
USA
benjaminevans.com

Allison FiliceIllustrator
USA
allisonfilice.com

Paola FranqiPhotographer
NYC, USA
www.monaris.me

Matt FreundVideo Editor
USA
www.mattfreund.com

Martin Froger-SilvaMultimedia Specialist
USA
www.linkedin.com/in/martinfrogersilva

Miles FujimotoGraphic Designer
USA
www.behance.net/milesfujimoto

Florin GaborDesign Director
Canada
www.behance.net/daretobemade

Chris GottardoGraphic Designer
USA
www.behance.net/ChrisGottardo

Melinda GruberCreative Service Manager
USA
www.linkedin.com/in/melindagruber

Abby GuidoAssistant Professor at Tyler School of Art + Architecture, Temple University
USA
www.abbyryandesign.com

Lee Cohen HareCreative Director
USA
www.linkedin.com/in/lee-cohen-hare-2b125aa

Eric M. HarrisCreative Director
USA
goddogsrunning.com/portfolio

Lewis HazenBrand & Visual Designer
USA
www.behance.net/lewishazen

Patrick HigginsDesigner
Canada

David HumphreysAssistant Professor
USA
www.linkedin.com/in/david-humphreys-aaa53585

Richard IrvingSenior Design Director
USA
www.linkedin.com/in/richard-irving-4a727425/?locale=de_DE

Mark ItskowitchCreative Director/Lead Instructor of headTrix, Inc.
USA
www.linkedin.com/in/mark-itskowitch/?locale=de_DE

Linus JohanssonGraphic Designer
Sweden
www.behance.net/LinusJohan2698

JoluvianArtist
Spain
www.behance.net/joluvian

Warren JonesSenior Graphic Designer
USA
www.linkedin.com/in/warrenj

Joshua KaulDesigner
USA

Brett KentA commercial photographer in a past life, Brett Is now the computer and ICT coordinator at an elementary school in Sydney Australia.
Australia
edex.adobe.com/member/8887ab8868

Zubair KhatryStudio Manager
Australia
www.linkedin.com/in/zubair-khatry-6a97b539/?locale=de_DE

Aundre LarrowPhotographer
USA
www.aundrelarrow.com

Annie LiuDesigner
USA
liucid.xyz

Shane LoorhamCreative Director
Australia
liquorice.com.au

Johnny MacriCreative Director
Canada
www.behance.net/daretobemade

Mark MagnerArt Director / Photographer
USA
www.behance.net/MARK2635

Graeme MathiesonCreative Director
Canada
qmediasolutions.com

Andrew MattsonDesigner
USA

Sef McCulloughDesigner
USA
www.instagram.com/sefmccullough/?hl=de

Blayne McMillanDesigner
USA
www.instagram.com/blaynebot

Matt MichelsonProduct Design Manager
USA
dribbble.com/mwwwm

Johannes OrthmayrCreative Director
Germany
www.starkad.de

Justin PattersonDesigner
USA
jpattvisuals.myportfolio.com

Shane PattonGraphic Designer
USA
www.behance.net/shanewins

Carli RatcliffCreative Services Manager
Australia
www.linkedin.com/in/carliratcliff/?originalSubdomain=au

Alfredo RodriguezSenior Designer
Burbank, California, USA
www.linkedin.com/in/alfredo-rodriguez-a6595049

Nancy RuzowCreative Director
USA
www.behance.net/ruzowgraphics

Sini SalminenSenior Brand Designer
Denmark
www.linkedin.com/in/sinisalminen/?locale=de_DE

Justin SeeleyDesigner
USA
behance.net/justinseeley

Michelle ShepardDesigner
USA
www.michelleshepard.com

Nathan ShooterBranding Specialist
Australia
nathanshooter.com

Carin SleurinkGraphic Designer
Netherlands
designaround.nl

Hamish SmythGraphic Designer
USA
www.order.design

Jordan SternbergMultimedia Representative
USA
www.behance.net/jsternberg75db

Maureen StewartArt Director
USA
www.behance.net/DesignStew

Alex SuleymanovProject Manager / Visual Story Teller
New York City, USA
alexsuley.com

Tina TouliCreative Director, Grpahic Communication Deisgner
England
tinatouli.com

Paul VallejoDesigner
USA
www.linkedin.com/in/paul-vallejo-a807b28

Sasha VinogradovaDesigner
USA
www.sashavinogradova.com

Summer WilsonSr, Video Producer Adobe
USA
www.behance.net/summerrainwilson

Kat WongDesigner
USA
www.instagram.com/thekatwong/?hl=de

Wendy WoodCreative Director
USA
www.behance.net/wendywood

Brian YapIllustrator
USA
www.behance.net/brianyap

Eddie YeunGroup Design Manager Adobe
USA
create.adobe.com/2015/6/18/hangin_around_creating_a_digital_identity_with_analog_tools.html

Schools

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