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The Adobe Youth Voices Awards is a global, online competition that encourages youth to creatively express their vision for driving positive change in local communities. It’s an extension of Adobe Foundation’s philanthropic commitment and its global signature program, Adobe Youth Voices, which aims to ignite creative confidence in youth around the world by empowering them to find their voice and make it heard.
Adobe Youth Voices Awards believes that everyone has the power to be creative and make powerful media. These awards recognize ordinary young people from all walks of life for their extraordinary projects created to change our world for the better.
Now in its third year, the Adobe Youth Voices Awards invites youth to explore issues that are important to them, and to present potential solutions through photo essays, music videos, and other forms of visual storytelling.
The competition accepts media in seven categories:
• Music Video
• Poster Campaign
• Photo Essay
Youth participants team up with adult educators and submit original, high-quality content for online viewing and voting. Finalist entries are judged by a diverse panel of professionals working in art, film, and other creative fields, and also by the general public through social media engagement.
Please note, the deadline to submit content produced from 2010-2013 is February 14, 2014. For content produced in 2014, the submission deadline is April 18, 2014.
There is no entry fee.
Youth ages 13-19 are eligible to participate by teaming up with adult educators who are from any school or youth organization worldwide. Educators can work in formal or informal educational settings (classroom, youth center, NGO, etc).
U.S. export regulations prohibit the export of goods and services to Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Sudan, and Syria. Therefore residents of these countries/regions are not eligible to participate.
Winning projects receive software, hardware, opportunities to advance creative ideas toward implementation, and other prizes. Additionally, their entries are featured at distinguished exhibitions, including international film festivals and other arts organization events.
Prizes will be awarded to youth artist(s), as well as the school/organization where the project was produced. Winning media content will receive broad recognition and exposure through wide multi-platform distribution of their work, including online, print magazine, film festivals, and DVD.
The announcement of Awards Winners will be made on June 18, 2014.