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Students Encouraged To Give Voice to Youth Issues in Adobe Foundation Competition

Adobe Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the digital media tool company, has opened up its latest Adobe Youth Voices Awards competition, which challenges young people from around the world to "express their vision for driving change in local communities." Winners and their schools or youth organizations will receive software, hardware and other prizes. Also, the winning entries will be featured in exhibitions at international film festivals.

Students aged 13 to 19 are eligible to participate. The purpose is to demonstrate the power of media "to give voice to youth issues and concerns."

Categories include:

  • Animation;
  • Documentary;
  • Music video;
  • Narrative;
  • Poetry;
  • Poster; and
  • Photo.

The first deadline — for media created between 2010 and 2013 — is Feb. 14. Media created after January 2014 needs to be submitted by April 18.

Awards will be given to three projects in each category, two chosen by individual judges and one chosen by audiences worldwide. The first prize consists of three Samsung Galaxy Tabs and three copies of Adobe CS Production Premium Suite, which will be presented to the young person's school or organization where the project was produced; the artist will be able to designate a $2,000 donation to the charity of his or her choice.

However, all entries need to be submitted through an adult educator who must first register with the Adobe Youth Voices Community, a free resource that allows instructors to network and access media-making curriculum, tutorials, and professional development tools.

About the Author

Dian Schaffhauser is a senior contributing editor for 1105 Media's education publications THE Journal and Campus Technology. She can be reached at or on Twitter @schaffhauser.

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