The Adobe Youth Voices Aspire Awards is a global, online competition that encourages youth to creat...
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. 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 OpenThe 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 at youthvoices.adobe.com/awards/submissions. 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.
About Adobe Youth VoicesAdobe Youth Voices aims to empower youth in underserved communities around the globe with real-world experiences and 21st century tools to communicate their ideas, exhibit their potential, and take action in their communities.
Launched in June 2006, Adobe Youth Voices is the Adobe Foundation's global signature philanthropy program designed to provide youth in underserved communities with the critical skills they need to become active and engaged members of their communities and the world at large. The Adobe Foundation invests nearly US$ 8 million per year in the Adobe Youth Voices program, primarily through training, educational resources, and grants. The program also leverages software donations and employee volunteers from Adobe Systems Incorporated.
With a focus on empowering youth, Adobe Youth Voices supports young people in and out of school and encourages the use of cutting-edge multimedia tools to communicate and share their ideas, demonstrate their potential, and take action where they live.
The Adobe Youth Voices global network currently includes more than 750 sites and a large, expanding number of grantees and organizations in 53 countries. Since its inception, Adobe Youth Voices has engaged over 100,000 youth and 5,000 educators in schools and out-of-school programs.
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