Adobe Design Achievement Awards


Win a trip to Beijing and cash! The 2009 Adobe® Design Achievement Awards gives higher education students from around the world the shortcut to brilliance to propel their careers in the future. Enter in 12 categories in 3 media areas endorsed by the industry, cash prizes will be awarded in Beijing during the Icograda World Design Congress. Submissions close June 5, 2009.

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Win a trip to Beijing and cash!

Higher education students can submit entries created with Adobe software to earn a chance at winning recognition, travel, Adobe software, and winners receive cash prizes.

Individuals and groups may win in one of a dozen categories from three media areas:

* Interactive Media: Browser-Based Design, Browser-Based Design, Browser-Based Design, Browser-Based Design, Installation Design, Mobile Design
* Motion and Video: Animation, Animation, Motion Graphics
* Traditional Media: Illustration, Photography, Photography, Print Communications

For more information, review the categories, read the Official Rules, and check out the frequently asked questions.
Highlights

Note: Individuals and groups will compete with one another in all categories. The following list of prizes describes both individual and group.

Individual category winners receive:

* US$3,000 cash, a winner’s certificate, and a 3D award
* Complimentary round-trip airfare to Beijing and two nights’ accommodation in lodgings selected by Icograda (while attending the awards event and Icograda World Design Congress)
* Conference passes to the Icograda World Design Congress
* Adobe® Creative Suite® 4 Master Collection education version

Group category winners receive:

* US$3,000 cash to be split by the winning team members and one 3D award
* Group’s designated leader receives complimentary round-trip airfare to Beijing, two nights’ accommodation in lodgings selected by Icograda (while attending the awards event and Icograda World Design Congress)
* Each team member gets his or her choice of the education version of either Adobe Creative Suite 4 Design Premium (US$599 value), Web Premium (US$499 value), or Production Premium (US$599 value); a winner’s certificate; and an invitation to the awards event

Other individual finalists receive:

* Finalist certificate
* Complimentary round-trip airfare to Beijing and two nights’ accommodation in lodgings selected by Icograda (while attending the awards event and Icograda World Design Congress)
* A choice of the education version of either Adobe Creative Suite 4 Design Premium, Web Premium, or Production Premium

Group finalists receive:

* Group’s designated leader receives complimentary round-trip airfare to Beijing, two nights’ accommodation in lodgings selected by Icograda (while attending the awards event and Icograda World Design Congress)
* Each team member gets a finalist’s certificate and his or her choice of the education version of either Adobe Creative Suite 4 Design Standard or Web Standard or a choice of three individual products

Individual and group honorable mention winners receive:

* One Adobe education version software product of their choice, an honorable mention certificate, and an invitation to the awards event

DEADLINE: 5 June 2009
WEBSITE/URL: http://adaaentry.com/

DESCRIPTION:

Competition Rules

The ADAA competition is open to full-time higher education students in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Switzerland, France, Germany, Austria, Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland, The Netherlands, Belgium, Italy, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Mexico, Japan, Korea, Singapore, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Republic of China, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Hungary, India, Portugal, Spain, Thailand, Malaysia, Brazil, Russian Federation, Poland and Turkey. Projects must be original works completed 50% or more with Adobe software after May 1, 2008.
Are you eligible to enter the 2009 ADAA?

To enter, you must be at least 18 years old and a full-time student at an accredited institution of higher education in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Switzerland, France, Germany, Austria, Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland, The Netherlands, Belgium, Italy, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Mexico, Japan, Korea, Singapore, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Republic of China, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Hungary, India, Portugal, Spain, Thailand, Malaysia, Brazil, Russian Federation, Poland and Turkey.

You’ll need to scan and upload a copy of your student ID or a letter from your faculty verifying your student status.
What categories can you select?

See the Official Rules for descriptions of the eligible categories.
How do you submit your work?

To enter your work, you need to create a digital version to upload on the competition site by June 5, 2009, at 5 pm. (PDT).

The judges will preview your entry online, and if they want to examine it in person in the semifinal round, you’ll receive an e-mail message requesting that you send a print or CD/DVD version for arrival by June 23, 2009, to Adobe competition headquarters.
Submitting your photograph (headshot) on the ADAA community site

If you choose to submit your photograph when you submit an entry, you allow the use of it without compensation on the community site or in any publicity for the ADAA competition.
Copyright

You (and your team members, if this is a team project) must have created all the elements in your submission or you must have permission from the copyright holder to use these elements in your work. Here are the kinds of releases you may be asked to supply if your work is selected for distinction:

* Music releases (for music created by others in animations, interactive design entries, live action entries, or motion graphics)
* Appearance releases (for actors in a live action entry)
* Releases for any visual creative asset you didn’t create yourself

What can you win?

The judges will be looking for one winner and two finalists in each category if the quality of the work submitted warrants awarding all the prizes. They may also select additional notable work for honorable mention. See the prizes page for details.

2009 ADAA Official Rules

Participation in the Adobe® Design Achievement Awards Contest (“Contest”) constitutes Contestant’s full and unconditional agreement to and acceptance of these Official Rules. Contest sponsored by Adobe Systems Incorporated, 345 Park Avenue, San Jose, CA, USA, 95110 (“Sponsor”).
1. Timing

Contest begins on November 3, 2008, and ends on June 5, 2009. All entries must be received by Adobe no later than 5 p.m. Pacific time on June 5, 2009.
2. Eligibility

Contest is open to all individuals age 18 years or older who are full-time matriculated students in an accredited institution of higher education in the 50 U.S. states, Washington D.C., Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Switzerland, France, Germany, Austria, Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland, The Netherlands, Belgium, Italy, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Mexico, Japan, Korea, Singapore, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Republic of China, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Hungary, India, Portugal, Spain, Thailand, Malaysia, Brazil, Russian Federation, Poland and Turkey, who hold citizenship status or have official work or student visas for the above countries. For group entries, everyone who worked on the entry must be listed on the entry form and must meet these eligibility requirements. One of these people must be designated on the entry form as lead team member. Employees, independent contractors, officers, and directors of Sponsor; its affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising, promotion, and fulfillment agencies, and legal advisors; the judging panel; and the immediate family members and persons living in the same household of such persons are not eligible to participate in the Contest. All federal, state, provincial, autonomous, and local laws and regulations apply. Void where prohibited.
3. Categories and Judging

Each entry must meet the requirements as specified below in Section 4. Any nonconforming entries will be disqualified. Altered, defaced, mutilated, illegible, or incomplete Entry Forms are not eligible and will result in disqualification of entry. Entries that contain any content that is pornographic in nature, lewd, or sexually explicit, in Sponsor’s sole discretion, will be disqualified. After each entry is screened for compliance with the entry requirements, it will be judged by an independent panel of judges selected by the Sponsor. The judges’ decisions are final and binding. Judges retain the right to reclassify entries from one category to another or to select only components of the submission for honors. There are three (3) Category Segments in which there are twelve (12) categories that may have one Category Winner and two Finalist prizes awarded regardless of whether entries were submitted by an individual or a group, unless the judges determine that the entry quality does not warrant the awarding of all three prizes. The entries, whether submitted by an individual or a group, shall be judged together in each category on a points system, based on originality, effectiveness in meeting the communication objective, and contestant(s) skills in applying Adobe products as specified in their entry forms. The category segments are Interactive Media, Motion and Video, and Traditional Media.
The following categories are available for entries in the Interactive Media segment:

A. Browser Based Design

Appropriate entries for this category include designs meant to be viewed through a browser on a computer or other device (excluding mobile phones). Deployment of the entry requires participant interaction such as experience design, websites developed using cascading style sheets (CSS), user interface design, and eLearning projects, and the entry must have been created primarily (over 50%) with Adobe tools.

Entries must be uploaded to the competition website as a URL reference where content will remain constant until November 30, 2009.

If invited into the semifinal judging round, the entry must be submitted on CD or DVD-ROM with accompanying original digital files in Adobe software format.

Finalists will be required to submit all relevant releases for creative assets not developed by the entrant (music, etc.).

B. Non-Browser Based Design

Appropriate entries for this category include designs on computer or device deployment requiring participant interaction such as experience design, kiosks, user interface design, DVDs, and eLearning projects meant to be resident on the computer system and not delivered via a browser. Entries must have been created primarily (over 50%) with Adobe tools.

Entries must be uploaded to the competition website as a PDF or as a URL reference where content will remain constant until November 30, 2009.

If invited into the semifinal judging round, the entry must be submitted on CD or DVD-ROM with accompanying original digital files in Adobe software format.

Finalists will be required to submit all relevant releases for creative assets not developed by the entrant (music, etc.).

C. Application Development

Appropriate entries for this category include applications that can run inside the browser or on the desktop (using Adobe AIR™ software). Examples of these applications are available at http://www.flex.org/showcase. These applications have both a design and development component and are likely created by teams as well as individuals.

The entries for this category are components and applications that enhance user experience (through innovative layouts, data visualization, and engaging look and feel), were created using Adobe Flex™ and/or Adobe AIR, and may incorporate the use of Ajax. The application should be complete enough to illustrate the concept.

Entries must be uploaded to the competition website in Adobe AIR format or as a URL reference where the application will remain constant until November 30, 2009.

Finalists will be required to submit all relevant releases for creative assets not developed by the entrant (music, img, etc.).

Entries must be submitted with accompanying original digital files in Adobe software format.

D. Installation Design

Appropriate entries for this category include installation design, wayfinding systems, kiosks, exhibit design, environmental graphics, and retail interior designs that require some level of interactivity by users via stimulus of their senses. Entries must have been created primarily (over 50%) with Adobe tools.

Entries must be uploaded to the competition website as PDF files, as illustrated mockups in a format compatible with Flash, or as a URL reference where content will remain constant until November 30, 2009.

If invited into the semifinal judging round, the entry must be submitted on CD or DVD-ROM with accompanying original digital files in Adobe software format.

Finalists will be required to submit all relevant releases for creative assets not developed by the entrant (music, etc.).

E. Mobile Design

Appropriate entries for this category include media designed for mobile devices and experiences and intended for exclusive use on handheld mobile devices or mobile experiences, such as animated ads, websites, games, and widgets (icons, avatars, desktops). Entries must have been created primarily (over 50%) with Adobe tools.

Entries must be uploaded to the competition website as an emulated version in a format compatible with Flash Player or as a URL reference where content will remain constant until November 30, 2009.

If invited into the semifinal judging round, the entry must be submitted on CD or DVD-ROM with accompany original digital files in Adobe software format.

Finalists will be required to submit all relevant releases for creative assets not developed by the entrant (music, etc.).
The following categories are available for entries in the Motion and Video segment:

A. Animation

Appropriate entries for this category include, but are not limited to, narrative character-based or experimental animations with any combination of computer-generated graphics, visual effects, or digital reproductions of drawn img. Entries must have been created primarily (over 50%) with Adobe tools. Only the first five (5) minutes will be judged.

Entries must be uploaded to the competition website as a URL to a video sharing website such as Youtube.com.

If invited into the semifinal judging round, the entry must be submitted on DVD-ROM in either QuickTime or AVI format with accompanying original digital files in Adobe software format.

Finalists will be required to submit all relevant releases for creative assets not developed by the entrant (music, etc.) and a one-minute clip for viewing in QuickTime format at the awards event.

B. Live Action

Appropriate entries for this category include narrative or non-narrative short films or videos, documentaries, or commercials shot on video and edited, originating from continuous live action with optional use of visual effects. Entries must have been created primarily (over 50%) with Adobe tools. Only the first five (5) minutes will judged.

Entries must be uploaded to the competition website as a URL to a video sharing website such as Youtube.com

If invited into the semifinal judging round, the entry must be submitted on DVD-ROM in either QuickTime or AVI format with accompanying original digital files in Adobe software format.

Finalists will be required to submit a one-minute clip for viewing in QuickTime format at the awards event.

Finalists will be required to submit all relevant releases for creative assets not developed by the entrant (music, etc.) and appearance releases for actors.

C. Motion Graphics

Appropriate entries for this category are composited text, animated still img, and/or live action, and may include film trailers, titles, commercials, public service announcements, brand identity, etc. Entries must have been created primarily (over 50%) with Adobe tools.

Entries must be uploaded to the competition website as a URL to a video sharing site such as Youtube.com.

If invited into the semifinal judging round, the entry must be submitted on DVD-ROM in either QuickTime or AVI format with accompanying original digital files in Adobe software format.

Finalists will be required to submit a one-minute clip for viewing in QuickTime format at the awards event.
The following categories are available for entries in the Traditional Media segment:

A. Illustration

Appropriate entries for this category include editorial illustration that is used to convey information or clarify concepts; narrative illustration (including a series of up to six illustrations for books); illustration for computer games; or technical, scientific, or architectural illustration. Entries must have been created primarily (over 50%) with Adobe tools.

Entries must be uploaded to the competition website with one copy in PDF and from one to ten img of the submitted piece in JPEG format with embedded color profiles.

If invited into the semifinal judging round, the entry must be submitted in printed format with accompanying original digital files in Adobe software format.

B. Packaging

Appropriate entries for this category include examples or img of any 3D product packaging including layouts for product boxes, labels, bags, or on-shelf merchandising. Entries must have been created primarily (over 50%) with Adobe tools.

Entries must be uploaded to the competition website as PDF files, with up to ten additional images of the submitted piece in JPEG format.

If invited into the semifinal judging round, the entry must be submitted in printed format with accompanying original digital files in Adobe software format.

C. Photography

Appropriate entries for this category include single pictures or a series of up to ten related images. img must be photographic in nature and then digitally enhanced or manipulated primarily (over 50%) with Adobe tools.

Entries must be uploaded to the competition website in PDF with embedded color profiles, with up to ten images of the submitted piece(s) in JPEG format.

If invited into the semifinal judging round, the entry must be submitted in printed format with accompanying original digital files in Adobe software format.

D. Print Communications

Appropriate entries for this category include advertising, branding and other promotional communications; books; brochures; catalogs; identity systems; magazines; posters; and other printed documents that were created primarily (over 50%) with Adobe tools.

Entries must be uploaded to the competition website as PDF files, with up to ten additional images of the submitted piece in JPEG format.

If invited into the semifinal round of judging, the entry must be submitted in printed format with accompanying original digital files in Adobe software format.
4. How to Enter:

Application entry forms are exclusively available from the Contest entry web page at http://www.ADAAentry.com. Complete the entry form online in its entirety. Each entry must include the following:

A. A completed web application form, which includes an artist’s statement or statement of the entry’s communication objective in 100 words or less, a brief explanation of how it was produced in 100 words or less, and affiliated entry number assigned by the competition entry website;

B. A digital copy of valid student identification, proof of enrollment, or a letter from your faculty certifying that you are a full-time matriculated student in an institution of higher education in the 50 U.S. states, Washington D.C., Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Switzerland, France, Germany, Austria, Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland, The Netherlands, Belgium, Italy, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Mexico, Japan, Korea, Singapore, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Republic of China, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Hungary, India, Portugal, Spain, Jordan, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Greece, Iceland, Lithuania, Russian Federation, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Ukraine, Colombia, El Salvador, Peru, Israel, Ghana, Zimbabwe or Turkey. Group entries must provide the above information for each member of the group. If such information is not provided for an individual or each member of a group entry, the entry will be disqualified.

C. An original work, created not earlier than May 1, 2008, within one of the 12 Categories defined in Section 3 above. The work must be created primarily (50% or more) with the Adobe tools designated in each category as stated above, and be accompanied by original digital files in Adobe software format;

D. Entries invited into the semifinal round must be marked with the entry number assigned by the competition website and sent by mail or courier (such as FedEx, DHL, or UPS) in protected packaging to the address set forth in semifinalists documentation.All semifinal entries must be postmarked by June 23, 2009, or they will be disqualified. Any entry not complying with the above entry requirements will be disqualified. Contestants may submit up to three (3) entries, provided that each entry is for a different Category. Each entry must be submitted separately. In all cases, physically submitted entries become the exclusive property of Adobe and will not be returned. The semifinalists will be asked to donate the entry to the program for special purposes in support of extending the program in the community, such as providing semifinalists’ work to elementary or primary schools to inspire students. Sponsor accepts no responsibility for entries that are lost or damaged in transit. Sponsor shall use reasonable care to prevent any loss or damage to entries received by Sponsor; however, Sponsor shall not be liable for direct, indirect, or consequential loss that results from the loss or damage to any entry. Unless prohibited by law and not applicable to Contestants residing in India, Sponsor’s liability shall be limited to the lesser of (a) the value of the media on which the entry was contained or (b) US$50.00. Semifinalists will be provided the mailing address upon notification of semifinalist status.
5. Copyright Ownership:

By submitting an entry by a sole creator to a category, Contestant warrants that Contestant is the sole designer, creator, and owner of the artwork, including all visual and auditory components, or has permission to use copyrighted components, and further warrants that the artwork does not contain information considered by Contestant’s place of business or any other third party to be confidential. By submitting an entry by a group of creators, the Contestants warrant that they jointly designed, created, and own the visual and auditory artwork or have permission to use copyrighted components, and further warrant that the artwork does not contain information considered by Contestants’ place of business or any other third party to be confidential.
6. Prizes:

The top three finalists in each category (collectively, the “Finalists”) will be announced and prizes will be awarded at the Awards Event to be held in Beijing in August 2009 (the “Event”). Finalists, including individuals and only the team leader designated in the group entries, will receive a trip to Beijing, China, for participation in the Awards Event, and Icograda Design World Congress, including nonrefundable coach class round-trip airfare (if located outside the metropolitan Beijing area) and two nights’ accommodation in shared housing arrangements selected by Icograda. All other trip expenses will be the responsibility of the Finalists. Those entries that are awarded an Honorable Mention in any given category are invited to attend the Event but will be responsible for their own transportation to the Event and accommodations. Of the top three Finalists in each category, only one Category Winner will be awarded. The remaining two will be awarded as Finalists. All individuals who choose to travel to the Awards Event, regardless of whether Sponsor has paid for their accommodations, shall be solely responsible for understanding what documents, such as visas and passports, would be required for their travel, and for attaining and maintaining such documents at their own cost. Should any individual’s travel plans be hindered by a failure to receive or maintain such documents, the individual would be considered to have forfeited any and all winnings, and Sponsor shall not be responsible for replacing any travel accommodation of, awarding any prize(s) to, or otherwise compensating such individual through any alternative means.

Category Winners:

Individual Category Winners will receive US$3,000 cash, one (1) Adobe Creative Suite® 4 Master Collection education version, a Winner’s certificate, and a three-dimensional award. Group Winners will receive US$3,000 cash to be split by the winning team members and a three-dimensional award, and each of the designated team members will receive a Winner’s certificate plus their choice of the education version of either Adobe Creative Suite 4 Design Premium [US$599], Web Premium [US$499], or Production Premium [US$599].

Finalists:

Individual Finalists will receive US$1,000, their choice of the education version of either Adobe Creative Suite 4 Design Premium [US$599], Web Premium [US$499], or Production Premium [US$599], and a Finalist’s certificate. Group Finalists will receive US$1,000 cash to be split by the winning team members, and each member will receive a Finalist’s certificate and the education version of their choice of either one (1) Adobe Creative Suite Standard product (Design Standard [US$399] or Web Standard [US$399]) or three (3) individual products from the choice of Adobe After Effects® CS4 [US$349], Adobe Audition® 3 [US$149], Adobe Encore® CS4 [US$149], Adobe Premiere® Pro CS4 [$US349], or Adobe Soundbooth™ CS4 [$US99].

Honorable Mention designees:

Individual and group member Honorable Mention designees will receive one (1) Adobe software product of their choice (choose from the education versions of: Adobe Acrobat® 8 Professional [US$159], Adobe After Effects CS4 [US$349], Adobe Audition 3 [US$149], Adobe Encore CS4 [US$149], Adobe Illustrator® CS4 [US$199], Adobe InDesign® CS4 [US$199], Adobe Photoshop® CS4 [US$299], or Adobe Premiere Pro CS4 [US$349]) and an Honorable Mention designee certificate.

Because this is a contest of skill, winning is dependent upon the quality of entries received. All prizes will be awarded unless there are fewer eligible entries for a Category than prizes for that Category or the judges determine that the quality of entries does not warrant a prize. No alternative prize, cash, or other substitution is allowed except by Sponsor in the event of prize unavailability. Prizes are non-assignable/non-transferable. All federal, state, provincial, autonomous, and local taxes are the sole responsibility of the winners. Prices listed are average retail values only. The winner of any prize shall not be entitled to the difference of a listed price for any of the respective prizes and any price that such a winner would have otherwise had to pay for the respective product(s) in his/her jurisdiction or any other jurisdiction.
7. Finalist Notification:

Entries will be judged from July 8, 2009 to July 10, 2009. Finalists will be notified by courier, e-mail, or telephone and will have ten (10) days from receipt of notification to acknowledge Finalist status and confirm attendance at the Event, by U.S. mail, e-mail, or courier. Finalists will be notified that they have been nominated for placement but will not know what their winning placement is until the actual Event. Sponsor is not responsible for and shall not be liable for late, lost, misdirected, or unsuccessful efforts to notify winners. If a selected Finalist cannot be contacted, is ineligible, fails to acknowledge status, or fails to comply with any term or condition of these Official Rules, a prize may be forfeited and an alternate Finalist may be selected. Finalists will be required to sign and return a liability release, declaration of eligibility, license agreement, and, where lawful, a publicity consent agreement, all within ten (10) days of receipt by winner as a condition of receiving a prize.
8. General Terms and Conditions:

Sponsor is not responsible for and shall not be liable for: (i) lost, late, delayed, damaged, incomplete, illegible, unintelligible, or misdirected entries; (ii) telephone, electronic, hardware or software program, network, Internet, or computer malfunctions, failures, or difficulties of any kind; (iii) failed, incomplete, partial, garbled, or delayed computer transmissions; (iv) any condition caused by events beyond the control of Sponsor that may cause the Contest to be disrupted or corrupted; (v) any injuries, losses, or damages of any kind arising in connection with or as a result of a prize, or acceptance, possession, or use of a prize, or from participation in the Contest; (vi) any printing or typographical errors in any materials associated with the Contest (not applicable in Spain); (vii) or any regional, state, autonomous, or local laws or regulations violated during the creation of the entries by the Contestant(s). Sponsor reserves the right to suspend, cancel, or modify the Contest if fraud or technical failure corrupts the administration, security, or proper play of the Contest, as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion. Each Contestant agrees to release and hold Sponsor harmless from any and all losses, damages, rights, claims, and actions of any kind in connection with the Contest or resulting from acceptance, possession, or use of any prize, including, without limitation, personal injury, death, property damage, and claims based upon intellectual property infringement, publicity rights, defamation, or invasion of privacy. Notwithstanding the foregoing, the preceding release of liability will not apply with respect to personal injury, death, or damage to property caused by Sponsor negligence against Contestants residing in India and will not apply with respect to personal injury or death caused by Sponsor negligence against Contestants residing or Hong Kong or Portugal. The preceding release of liability applies only to ordinary or minor negligence caused by Sponsor against Contestants residing in Spain. Each Contestant agrees that Sponsor’s only obligation is to submit entries from eligible Contestants to the judges according to the procedures and criteria set forth in these Official Rules and to award the prizes set forth herein to winners, subject to the terms and conditions herein. Contestant agrees that Sponsor’s obligation is fair and adequate consideration for any entry submitted, and that Contestant is not entitled to and shall not seek any further compensation.

Each Contestant agrees that if his or her entry is selected as a Finalist entry, as a condition of receiving a prize, Contestant shall sign a license agreement granting to Sponsor a royalty-free, non-exclusive, perpetual, worldwide license to use, reproduce, distribute, publicly perform, publicly display, modify for purposes of publicly performing and publicly displaying, and prepare derivative works based upon winner’s entry, for the purposes of advertising and promoting Adobe products, and for inclusion in and distribution with Adobe products. To the extent that such a perpetual license is ineffective or unenforceable, Contestant shall sign a license agreement providing to Sponsor a royalty-free, non-exclusive, two-year (2), worldwide license to use, reproduce, distribute, publicly perform, publicly display, modify for purposes of publicly performing and publicly displaying, and prepare derivative works based upon winner’s entry, for the purposes of advertising and promoting Adobe products, and for inclusion in and distribution with Adobe products.

Each Contestant further agrees to execute any and all documents necessary to effectuate such license. Each Contestant agrees that by submitting an entry, he or she allows the use of his or her personal data, name, likeness, and/or voice in publicity or advertising relating to the Contest without compensation. Except for issues affecting Contestants residing in Portugal or Spain, all issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation, and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of Contestant and Sponsor in connection with the Contest, shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of California, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules or provisions (whether of the State of California or any other jurisdiction) that would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the State of California. Where permitted by law, Contestant agrees that any and all disputes, claims, and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Contest, or any prizes awarded, other than the administration of the Contest or the determination of winners, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by the United States District Court for the Northern District of California (San Jose Division) or the appropriate California State Court located in Santa Clara County, California.
9. Winners List:

A Winners list will be posted on the ADAA program website, http://www.ADAAentry.com, by October 30, 2009.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Your 2009 Adobe® Design Achievement Awards entry represents many hours of hard work. This page helps you make sure it is submitted correctly for consideration by the judges. Be sure to read the Official Rules to determine the exact requirements for entries. Also, make sure you read the step-by-step instructions.
F.A.Q.

1. Who is eligible to enter?
2. How soon can I register?
3. When is the deadline to submit entries?
4. How do I submit an entry?
5. What should I include with my entry?
6. What is a Communication Objective Statement?
7. How many entries may I submit?
8. Do I have to register ALL my entries online?
9. What kinds of files do I need to submit?
10. What would disqualify an entry?
11. May I submit a project that I created more than a year ago?
12. How will the entries be judged?
13. Who will judge the entries?
14. How will I know if my work has been selected for the semifinal round of judging?
15. If I am a semifinalist, when do I need to submit my print output or my high-resolution video for the live judging round?
16. What happens to entries in the semifinal round after the judging?
17. If I am a semifinalist, how should I package my entry for the live judging round?
18. I am not sure whether my work fits the Print Communications or Illustration category. Which should I choose?
19. What work fits the Installation category?
20. What is the Application Development category?
21. I used non-Adobe web design software for my entry in the Browser-Based Design category, but I used Adobe Photoshop® and Illustrator® software for my image. Is this OK?
22. My website requires a password. Will you be able to view it?
23. I have used various movie and TV clips in my entry. Is this OK?
24. What is the Non-Browser-Based Design category?
25. I have a great image of a famous record album that I modified. May I submit it?
26. Is it OK to include the text of someone else’s published work in my entry?
27. My whole class worked on a project, and a few of my friends and relatives made suggestions and helped, too. May I submit it?
28. Should we include a Communication Objective Statement from each person in our group?
29. I worked with a group of students on a publication we want to submit. Everyone in our group contributed in different ways. For example, one person took photographs, and another edited them. Is this OK?
30. One person did the majority of the work, and a few other people did small things. Is this still a group project?
31. How long can my video entry be?
32. I took a great photograph and scanned it using Photoshop. Is this OK?
33. How do I find out whether I won?
34. If my group entry wins or is a finalist, who gets the prizes?
35. Where is the awards ceremony?
36. Who may attend the awards ceremony?

1. Who is eligible to enter?
The contest is open to all individuals 18 years or older who are full-time matriculated students at an accredited institution of higher education in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Switzerland, France, Germany, Austria, Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland, The Netherlands, Belgium, Italy, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Mexico, Japan, Korea, Singapore, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Republic of China, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Hungary, India, Portugal, Spain, Thailand, Malaysia, Brazil, Russian Federation, Poland and Turkey. You must be a citizen or have an official work or student visa for one of the above countries. For group entries, everyone who worked on the entry must be listed on the entry form and must meet these requirements. One of these people must be indicated on the entry form as the group leader.
2. How soon can I register?
The contest registration and entry period begins November 3, 2008.
3. When is the deadline to submit entries?
The contest ends June 5, 2009. All entries must be uploaded to the competition website no later than 5 p.m. (PDT) on June 5, 2009.
4. How do I submit an entry?
You register and submit digital versions of your entries online. The format requested for each entry will vary depending on the category you enter, but it will be clearly specified as you explore the category descriptions.
5. What should I include with my entry?

* Proof of eligibility: A scanned version of your student ID or a scanned version of an official copy of your course schedule or a scanned version of a letter from your faculty certifying that you are a full-time student
* Your personal information, as requested
* A Communication Objective Statement
* A description of how you used Adobe tools to create your entry

6. What is a Communication Objective Statement?
This is a statement that describes the message or story you are trying to communicate with your entry. You also need to explain how you used Adobe products to create your entry. An insufficient description or explanation could disqualify your entry. Even good designs require explanation.
7. How many entries may I submit?
You may submit up to three (3) entries as either an individual or a group, but you may submit only one (1) entry per category.
8. Do I have to register ALL my entries online?
Yes. Both the entry process and the submission process are online. However, once you enter your personal information the first time, you won’t need to re-enter it to submit additional entries. You can simply use the login ID and password you create to access your entry information and add up to two additional submissions in different categories.
9. What kinds of files do I need to submit?
For Traditional Media categories (Illustration, Photography, Packaging, and Print Communications), include a PDF file and JPEG images of the finished project that show it clearly. Be sure to answer the questions about the dimensions of the piece. For Interactive Media, in the Browser-Based Design and Non-Browser-Based Design categories you may submit a URL if your entry is a website or something you designed in FLV or executable format. For Installation Design, include illustrated mock-ups in PDF, EXE, or APP format or a format compatible with Adobe Flash® Player, or reference a URL. If you are submitting an entry to the Mobile Design category, submit your project in a format compatible with Flash Player or provide a URL. For the Designer/Developer Collaboration category, submit your project in Adobe AIR™ format or provide a URL. If you submit a URL, be sure the site is accessible and the content remains unchanged through November 30, 2009. For Motion and Video categories (Animation, Live Action, and Motion Graphics), submit a URL to a video sharing site where your work may be viewed like Youtube.com. .
10. What would disqualify an entry?
Entries that are missing any of the following requirements will be disqualified: · A full name, mailing address, and e-mail address for the entrant on the online registration form · Student status verification (a scanned version of any of the following: school ID, proof of enrollment, or faculty letter on school letterhead) · Communication Objective Statement · Explanation of how Adobe products were used · Digital versions of the entry Entrants should also note that: · Any portion of an Animation or Live Action entry that extends beyond five minutes will not be judged. · Entries that are obviously inappropriate in nature — such as pornography — will be disqualified. · Digital files that do not open or do not play will be disqualified. · Entries that use trademarked or copyrighted materials, such as corporate logos or music, will be disqualified unless students can supply written permission by the legal owner of the trademarked or copyrighted material. Be sure to read the Official Rules completely.
11. May I submit a project that I created more than a year ago?
No. All work must have been created after May 1, 2008.
12. How will the entries be judged?
Entries will be reviewed online by a panel of independent judges in the first round. The panel will select entries they would like to see in more detail, and those students will be invited to submit their entries to the semifinal round by sending print output along with Adobe source files or CD/DVD high-resolution versions of digital entries along with Adobe source files. The panel will travel to San Jose, California to judge the semifinal entries on a point system based on originality, effectiveness in meeting the specified communication objectives, and skill in using Adobe products. Submit your best work, not just your wildest, weirdest, or most outrageous. Talent, quality, and skill earn points.
13. Who will judge the entries?
Please review the list of judges and their bios.
14. How will I know if my work has been selected for the semifinal round of judging?
You will receive an e-mail message. The faculty contact in your registration information will receive an e-mail message as well.
15. If I am a semifinalist, when do I need to submit my print output or my high-resolution video to the live judging round?
If you are invited to the semifinal round, you’ll receive an e-mail message by June 9, 2009. You will be given instructions in that message on where to send your work. Adobe must receive your work by June 23, 2009, to include it in the live judging round.
16. What happens to entries in the semifinal round after the judging?
Adobe will not be able to return the entries. Please make a copy of your work to keep for your portfolio before you submit your entry for the semifinal round. Many of the entries will be forwarded to regional offices where they may become part of other exhibits.
17. If I am a semifinalist, how should I package my entry for the live judging round?
Your entry should be fully enclosed within the packaging so that it is protected from any possible shipping damage. Be sure to use the shipping sticker you’ll receive with your invitation to submit — it identifies your work by its competition entry number. If you’re sending hard copies, try to package them in a flat manner. Large items sent in mailing tubes are acceptable, but the tubes make it difficult to display your entry. The more delicate your entry, the more protective your packaging should be. Adding special packaging such as custom boxes with matching stationery looks professional, but the judges won’t see it. They see only your final design or artwork.
18. I am not sure whether my work fits the Print Communications or Illustration category. Which should I choose?
The Print Communications category includes documents with type and img, such as books, catalogs, magazines, calendars, identity systems, posters, logos, folded brochures, stationery, flyers, invitations, print advertisements, and more. The Illustration category is intended for digitally created drawings, paintings, book illustrations, or diagrams that help illuminate the meaning of textual documents or physical products with little or possibly no text.
19. What work fits the Installation category?
Appropriate entries for this category include interactive wayfinding systems, exhibits, art projects that involve viewer interaction, environmental graphics, or retail interiors designed primarily (more than 50%) with Adobe tools.
20. What is the Application Development category?
This is a new category honoring software applications that feature especially elegant interfaces and usability and are usually created by teams that include developers and designers but may be created by an individual. Entries must be submitted as a URL or in Adobe AIR format.
21. I used non-Adobe web design software for my entry in the Browser-Based Design category, but I used Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator software for my images. Is this OK?
No. This is not an effective use of Adobe software for this contest. Your website should be created with Adobe Dreamweaver® or Adobe Flash with auxiliary use of Photoshop and Illustrator to qualify as an entry in this category.
22. My website requires a password. Will you be able to view it?
Please include a valid login and password with your entry, and we will make a reasonable effort to access your files.
23. I have used various movie and TV clips in my entry. Is this OK?
Using copyrighted material in your entries is acceptable only if you have secured permission from the owners of the copyrighted material. Unauthorized use of copyrighted or trademarked materials will disqualify you. (Note: If your work is selected as a semifinalist, finalist, or honorable mention, it may be displayed in its entirety on a public web page that is viewable by anyone, and fair use copyright conventions no longer apply.)
24. What is the Non-Brower-Based Design category?
If you have designed interactive projects such as games or learning modules intended for viewing directly on a computer that is not connected to the Internet, then use the Non-Browser-Based category for your project.
25. I have a great image of a famous record album that I modified. May I submit it?
No. Entries with trademarked or copyrighted materials will be disqualified unless you submit written permission to use such material along with your entry. (Note: If your work is selected as a semifinalist, finalist, or honorable mention, it may be displayed in its entirety on a public web page that is viewable by anyone, and fair use copyright conventions no longer apply.)
26. Is it OK to include the text of someone else’s published work in my entry?
You may include text from a published work only if you have the copyright holder’s permission to use it. All entries that use copyrighted or trademarked materials without the legal owner’s permission will be disqualified. If you do use such material, you must provide legal proof of such permission along with your entry. (Note: If your work is selected as a semifinalist, finalist, or honorable mention, it may be displayed in its entirety on a public web page that is viewable by anyone, and fair use copyright conventions no longer apply.)
27. My whole class worked on a project, and a few of my friends and relatives made suggestions and helped, too. May I submit it?
There is no limit to the number of people in a group, but all of them must meet eligibility requirements in order for the entry to be judged or for a group to receive a prize.
28. Should we include a Communication Objective Statement from each person in our group?
No, only one statement for the entire entry is needed. However, you should explain which group members were responsible for each portion.
29. I worked with a group of students on a publication we want to submit. Everyone in our group contributed in different ways. For example, one person took photographs and another edited them. Is this OK?
Yes. This is exactly what a group entry is intended to represent.
30. One person did the majority of the work, and a few other people did small things. Is this still a group project?
Yes. Unless one person did all the work on an entry, it is a group project and should be submitted as such and include the names of all participants.
31. How long can my video entry be?
Your Animation or Live Action entry should be a short film. There is no firm time limit on length, but the panel will look only at the first five minutes.
32. I took a great photograph and scanned it using Photoshop. Is this OK?
No, this is not an effective use of Adobe software for this contest.
33. How do I find out whether I won?
If your work is invited to the semifinal judging round and you are then selected as one of the three finalists in each category, you’ll receive an e-mail or a phone call in July. You will fly to the awards event and find out only during the award ceremony if you are the category winner.
34. If my group entry wins or is a finalist, who gets the prizes?
Your group leader is responsible for providing shipping addresses for each of the team members so that Adobe can supply your software prizes. If your group entry wins the category prize, Adobe will send your leader a check for US$3,000 to distribute to team members. Choose your leader wisely.
35. Where is the awards ceremony?
This year’s awards ceremony will be in Beijing, China during the last week of October 2009.
36. Who may attend the awards ceremony?
All category finalists are invited to the awards ceremony and will be accommodated at Adobe’s expense. Note that from each finalist group, only the designated group leader will receive complimentary airfare and lodging. Professionals from the design community; Adobe executives; and luminaries from the art, film, graphics community and all of the attendees of the Icograda World Design Congress will also attend. Any contestants who wish to travel to the event at their own expense are also invited.


3 Comments
  1. Sammy 11 years ago

    Pls hw do i join & hw can i get a form.

  2. admin 11 years ago

    Hi Sammy,

    You can submit your entry via this link: https://adaaentry.com/submit/us

    All d best!

  3. sanjay seetha 10 years ago

    I am a Creative Art Director and I want to pramote my self as a one of the judging member Committee. I am a gunniss book of world records holder for largest greeting cards in the worlds and smallest greeting cards in the worlds. If you required more information about myself then please contact me.My Address is:Sanjay Seetha
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    Phone:091-0755-2781552, Mobile: 09300132033

    Regards
    Sanjay Seetha

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