Benefits & Prizes

Free to submit, ADAA entry offers the chance for mentorship, detailed feedback, career bootcamps, internships, and the big prize for the winners — an unforgettable trip to Los Angeles to attend Adobe MAX 2018.

by Chen Wu
National Taiwan Normal University
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.

ADAA Certificate and Online Badge

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

Live Gallery

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

Career Bootcamp

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

ADAA Community

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

99U Career Tips

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

Mentorship

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

Review by Judges

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

SoDA Report Showcase

Winners

Mentorship

Adobe partners with the International Council of Design (ico-D) to provide all ADAA entrants with the chance to be mentored by education and industry professionals via two different mentorship formats.

The 5-5-5 Mentorship takes place over 5 months with 5 meetings (usually held online or by phone) tackling 5 predetermined goals that can be tailored to help you either improve your design skills or launch your career.

Through the Portfolio Review Mentorship, a mentor provides advice and incisive feedback about work of your choosing.

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

ADAA Certificate and Online Badge

Semifinalists, Finalists, and Winners will receive an official digital certificate from Adobe, as well as an online badge for LinkedIn and Facebook issued by Credly and authorized by Adobe. Certificates and badges can help you stand out when applying for your next internship, job, or project.

ADAA Certificate and Online Badge

ADAA Career Bootcamps

Adobe Career Bootcamp is a half-day intensive learning experience around the tactics of launching a creative career. Past Bootcamp courses have included:

  • Presenting your work like a pro
  • Turning compliments into job offers
  • Freelancer best practices
  • Creating a killer portfolio

Semifinalists, Finalists and Winners will receive updates on Bootcamps happening online and near them for free*; take advantage of the opportunity to learn valuable skills that will help you rise above your competition.

* Travel not included.

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

Finalists and Winners 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:

Creative Cloud includes up-to-date versions of:

  • Photoshop
  • Illustrator
  • InDesign
  • Lightroom
  • 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

Finalists and Winners will receive conference passes to attend Adobe MAX 2018: The Creativity Conference (US $299 value).

Travel to Los Angeles

Welcome to the experience of a lifetime. Meet your fellow Winners, explore Los Angeles, attend Adobe MAX and the ADAA Awards Ceremony, and launch your career. Flight and hotel room included.*

Travel to San Diego

* 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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