Adobe Opens 2009 School Innovation Awards Program


Adobe has kicked off its 2009 School Innovation Awards program, a competition in which high school students in accredited private and public schools can submit creative projects to win prizes that include Adobe various Adobe software packages.

For the School Innovation Awards program, students submit projects in one of three categories: video, print, and Web. The projects will focus on the theme for this year's competition: "The World is Your Stage."

Winners will be chosen from each category, and a grand prize winner will be selected from among them for the best overall project. Winners "should showcase the most creative and innovative use of technology using Adobe products."

The competition is open to high schools students aged 14 to 19 and in grades 9 through 12 in the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, and Canada (except Quebec).

The 2009 School Innovation Awards program is open now through May 8. Winners will be announced at the NECC show in Washington, DC in June. (One of the prizes is a trip to NECC.) More information, including rules, entry information, and links to free software can be found here.

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