How it works

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 22nd
Early bird deadline
May
Early bird announcement
June 26th
Final submission deadline
August
Final announcement

Categories

The competition's 6 categories represent the creative passions of emerging professionals.

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.

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Judges

Shadi Al HroubCreative Director
Jordan

Roya AlaghebandInstructor/ Art Director
Cyprus
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Rilla AlexanderDesigner / Illustrator
United States
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Steve AlexanderGraphic Designer
United States
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Behiç Alp AytekinHead of Visual Communication Design Department, Adnan Menderes University
Turkey
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Brett AndersonCreative Director / Instructor
United States
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Todd AndersonCreative Director / Branding and Packaging Design Specialist
South Africa
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David ArborAnimator / Editor
United States

Antoine ArdittiFilm director / Content producer / Art director / Content creator
United States
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Kristine ArthFounder & Principal Designer, Lobster Phone
United States
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Jim BabbageSenior Solutions Consultant , Adobe Stock / Photographer / Writer
Canada
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Justin BamforthArt Director
United States
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Andrea Batts-Latson Instructor, Multimedia, Web & Design
United States
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Jola BańkowskaDirector / Animator / Illustrator
United Kingdom

Jessica BellamyInformation designer
United States
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Dave BentonFounder / Creative Director
United States

Bryan BergerPrincipal Product Designer
United States
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Aaron BernsteinPhotographer
United States
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Juraj Bezak3D Artist
Slovakia
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Philipp BichselMotion Designer
United States
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Ryan BitzegaioAssistant Professor Graphic Design
United States

Chris BjerreArt Director
United States
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Estelle BohlPhotographer
United States
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Simone BramantePhotographer / Director
Italy
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Gaby BrinkPresident & Chief Designer
United States
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James BrustDirector, Wakerly Media Lab
United States
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Andrea Karina BurguenoSoftware Designer
United States
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Alba CeideIllustrator / Graphic Artist
United Kingdom
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Adam ChangArt Director
United States
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Shawn CherisDirector of Experience Design
United States

Julia CheskyPhotographer / Social Media Creative Strategist
United States

Nick ChooVP, Head of Video / Photo
United States
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Dave ClarkSr. Front End Developer (Creative Marketing)
United States

Lee Cohen HareCreative Director
United States
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Eric CollinsIllustrator / Instructor
United States
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Rae CongdonFreelance Graphic Designer
Canada
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Kaitlyn CoyGraphic Designer
United States
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Jubilanté CuttingFounder of the Guyana Animation Network Inc.
Guyana
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Craig Daalmeijer-PowerHead Teacher, Photography & Screen Media
Australia
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Francesco de ManincorAnimator / Illustrator / Educator
United Kingdom
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Mayura DhumeSenior Graphic Designer, AECOM
United States

Candice DrakefordArt Director
United States
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Nik DudukovicCreative Director
Canada

Edyta DufajPhotographer / Artist
Poland
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Dennis DunbarDigital Artist
United States
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Rene DupontDigital Communications Coordinator
United States
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Krishnapriya Dutta GuptaPrincipal Communication designer, IDEO
United States
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Derek EdamuraDocumentary Filmmaker / Digital Artist
United States
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Rafiq ElmansyDesign Author / Lecturer / Researcher, Northumbria University UK
United Kingdom

Ludwig FavrePhotographer
France
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David FieldOwner / Filmmaker / Creative Director / Producer
United States
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Allison FiliceIllustrator / Designer
United States
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Paola FranquiPhotographer
United States
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Matt FreundSenior Video Editor
United States
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Martin Froger-SilvaMultimedia Producer
United States

Daniel FrumhoffSenior Designer, Global Marketing, Landor
United States
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Miles FujimotoGraphic Designer
United States
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Florin GaborDesign Director
Canada
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Paolo GarciaSenior Motion Designer / Art Director
United States / Australia

Chris GottardoSenior Graphic Designer
United States

Melinda GruberCreative Services Manager
United States

Abby GuidoAssistant Professor, Founder of Abby Ryan Design
United States
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Luke GuyerFreelance Motion Designer / Art Director
United States

Ana Gómez BernausDesigner / Letterer / Illustrator
United States
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Yotam HadarGraphic Designer
United States

Zelda HarrisonPrincipal, ZHarrison & Associates
United States
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Lewis HazenBrand Designer
United States
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Patrick HigginsCommunications Officer / Creative Consultant
Canada
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Martin HoangCaptain / Content Designer, Adobe Spark
United States
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Paul HoppeGraphic Designer / Design Director
United States
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Richard IrvingSenior Design Director
United States
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Mark ItskowitchCreative Director / Lead Instructor, headTrix, Inc.
United States

Harvey J. AustinVP / Managing Director / Video & Creative Production
United States
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Patrick JeanFilm Director
United States
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Linus JohanssonGraphic Designer
Sweden

JoluvianArtist
Spain
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Warren JonesSenior Graphic Designer
United States
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Joshua KaulSenior Graphic Designer
United States
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Johnny KellyDirector
Ireland
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Brett KentState Education Officer, STEMShare Leader
Australia
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Caroline KesslerDigital Storyteller
United States
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Limor KfirDesigner, Co-Founder
Israel

Bartosz KosowskiIllustrator / Poster Artist
Poland
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Katie KrcmarikAssistant Professor of Practice and Vis Comm Coordinator
United States
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Aundre LarrowPhotographer
United States
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Guillaume LavalléeGraphic Designer / Associate Demande Spéciale
Canada
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Alice LeeIllustrator
United States

Martin LindseyFounder / Creative Director / Animator
United States
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Annie LiuDesigner
United States
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Shane LoorhamCreative Director
Australia
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Eric M. HarrisCreative Director
United States
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Johnny MacriCreative Director
Canada

Mark MagnerDesign Director
United States
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Andrew MattsonManager / Art Director
United States

Chana Messer
United States
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Matt MichelsonProduct Design Manager
United States
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Shane MielkeCreative Director
United States

Thomas MoellerDirector of Experience Design
United States
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Gonçalo MonteiroMultimedia Producer
Portugal

Brad MoodyAssistant Chair and Associate Professor, School of Photography
United States
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Jessica MorrowGraphic Designer
United States
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Chau NguyenFreelance Frontend Developer
United States

Verena NunnGraphic Designer
Germany
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Karen O'mahonyCEO
Canada

Johannes OrthmayrCreative Director & Founder, STARKAD
Germany
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Justin PattersonPhotographer
United States
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Shane Patton3d Modeler / Product Developer
United States
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Pavel PisklakovDesigner / Typographer / Educator
Russia
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Tim ProbertIllustrator
United States
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Gonzalo RaineriDesigner / Architect
Chile
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Frankie RatfordFounder & Creative Director, The Design Kids
Australia
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Imi ReadIllustrator / Art Director
United Kingdom
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Sacha ReebCOO, Manifest
United States
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Jason ReidAssistant Professor, Web & Interactive Media
United States
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Jennie ReinishOwner, Tidepool Pictures & Riviera Productions
United States

Metthew Richmond
United States

Alfredo RodriguezSenior Designer
United States
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Adam RomanoAssociate Creative Director
Canada
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Aidan RoweAssociate Professor, Design Studies
Canada

Nancy RuzowDesign Director
United States
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Zhenya RynzhukArt Director
United States

Jennifer SailerPresident & Creative Director
United States
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Cindy Salans RosenheimFreelance Commercial Illustrator
United States
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Sini SalminenBrand Designer
Denmark
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Francesca SampietroArt Director / Teacher
Italy
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Max SchleserSenior Lecturer / Filmmaker
Australia

Julia SeifertArt Director
Germany
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Michelle ShepardWeb Designer
United States
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Christie ShinProfessor / Design Director
United States
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Nathan ShooterBranding Specialist
Australia
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Gordon SilveriaArtist / Educator / Director of Arts Technology, Academy of Art University
United States

Carin SleurinkEducator / Adobe Education Leader / Graphic Designer / Community Art-Specialist
Netherlands
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Hamish SmythPartner, Order
United States

Elif Songur DagAssoc. Prof. Dr.
Cyprus

Jordan SternbergMultimedia Representative
United States
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Maureen StewartArt Director
United States
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Alex SuleymanovProject Manager / Visual Story Teller
United States
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Trenton TempleUX/UI Designer
United States
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Rajendra ThakreGraphic Designer
India

John ThompsonLecturer Fine Arts
United States

Mashama ThompsonCreative Director
United States
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Tina TouliCreative Director / Graphic Communication Designer
United Kingdom
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Noemie TshinangaCreative Entrepreneur
United States
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Carl-Hampus VallinGraphic Designer
United States

Marta VeludoGraphic Designer
Netherlands

Dorus VerwielTeacher / Freelance Designer
Netherlands
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Sigal VilenskiDesigner, Co-Founder
Israel

Sasha VinogradovaSenior Designer, The Mill
United States
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Jacinda WalkerDesigner / Educator
United States
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Jason WebbVisual Effects Professor / Instructional Analyst
United States
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Florian WeitzelCreative Director, We are Bacon / Teacher, Miami Ad School
Germany
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Marcus WhiteCreative Director
United States
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Theresa WhitehillDesign Director, Co-founder
United States
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Kat WongManager of Special Projects
United States

Wendy WoodCreative Director
United States
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Brian YapCreative Director, Adobe
United States
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Eddie YuenGroup Design Manager, Adobe
United States
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Monica ZacariasGraphic Designer / Book Designer
Mexico

Schools

Represented by the Top Talent of the past: 2016 - 2018.