Adobe Youth Voices Aspire Awards/UNICEF Challenge 2013.

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FIRST SUBMISSION DEADLINE:

  • February 22, 2013.

SECOND SUBMISSION DEADLINE:

  • April 19, 2013.

The Adobe Youth Voices Aspire 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.

Now in its second year, the Adobe Youth Voices Aspire 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. Youth participants team up with adult educators and submit original, high-quality content for online viewing and voting.

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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.

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.

THE CALL FOR ENTRIES IS NOW OPEN

Mark your calendar! The first submission deadline is just around the corner.

The deadline to submit content produced from 2010-2012 is February 22, 2013. For content produced in 2013, including all Adobe Youth Voices Aspire Awards UNICEF Challenge entries, the submission deadline is April 19, 2013. Additional submission details can be found here. We look forward to receiving you entries!

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). In order to submit media, all educators are welcome to register with Adobe Youth Voices Essentials at no cost.

If you are an educator affiliated to Adobe Youth Voices through one of our partner organizations please submit your media via the Adobe Youth Voices online community.

The competition offers eight standard content categories representing various forms of visual storytelling. A ninth category – the Adobe Youth Voices Aspire Awards UNICEF Challenge – invites entrants to develop a video proposal for a project they would like to launch in their local community.

Rules and Regulations

Please read the rules and regulations carefully

Offical Rules for the Adobe Youth Voices Aspire Awards

Submitting your media project(s) to the Adobe Youth Voices Aspire Awards means that you have agreed to all of the rules and regulations listed below.

Call for Submissions are now open. Please take careful note there are two submission deadline dates.

FIRST SUBMISSION DEADLINE:

  • All media created between 2010 to 2012 SHOULD be submitted no later than midnight Pacific Time on February 22, 2013.

SECOND SUBMISSION DEADLINE:

  • All media created after January 2013 MUST be submitted no later than midnight Pacific Time on April 19, 2013.

Award winners to be announced on June 11, 2013.

Eligibility

  • Media submitted to the Adobe Youth Voices Aspire Awards must be created by youth between the ages of 13-19. *NOTE: Special exceptions may apply. Please contact Adobe Youth Voices Aspire Awards coordinators here for more information
  • Participation is not open to any resident of the following countries: Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Sudan, and Syria. 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.
  • All submissions must be submitted by an educator who has worked directly with the youth producers of the project. The educator must be participating in Adobe Youth Voices, either through Adobe Youth Voices partnerships or the Adobe Youth Voices Essentials program.

Prizes

Adobe Youth Voices Aspire Awards will be awarded to three projects per category. Winning projects to be announced June 11, 2013:

  • First Prize Category – Chosen by individual judges from related industries
  • Second Prize Category – Chosen by individual judges from related industries
  • Audience Award – Chosen by audiences worldwide

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 Aspire Awards Winners will be made on June 11, 2013

On August 16, 2013 during the Adobe Youth Voices Summit, a special live ceremony will be hosted in San Jose, California to celebrate the winners of the Adobe Youth Voices Aspire Awards.

Submit Your Application Now for the Aspire Youth Voices Awards/UNICEF Challenge

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