February 5, 2013 /3BL Media/ - What: Adobe Youth Voices (AYV) announces a call for entries for the Adobe Youth Voices Aspire Awards, a new opportunity for youth worldwide to submit their most compelling digital work toan international, online media competition.
The AYV Aspire Awards is open to students ages 13-18, who are working in partnership with an educator or media mentor in the AYV Program. To become part of this program, any Educator is invited to register quickly and without cost by visiting the Adobe Youth Voices Essentials site. As an AYV Essentials member, you’ll have access to groundbreaking creative curricula, webinars and education newsletters, as well as being eligible with your students to participate in the Adobe Youth Voices Aspire Awards.
Educators are invited to submit student video, print and audio projects in eight sub-categories, including: animation, documentary, music video, narrative video, poetry/experimental video, audio and graphic design photography.
A global panel of peers, youth media professionals, educators, media industry experts and celebrities will evaluate submissions. First and Second place recipients, as well as audience choice winners will be selected in each category. Prizes will include software, cash and more for winners’
schools/organizations and charity of choice.
Dell Inc. and Samsung Electronics America, Inc are co-sponsoring the awards, providing laptops and camcorders, respectively, for prize packages in each category.
When: Call for submissions: Thursday, January, 19 – Friday, April 20, 2012
Finalist announcement: May 4, 2012
Online public voting for audience choice awards: May 4 – June 8, 2012
Final winner announcement: June 18, 2012
Adobe Youth Voices is the Adobe Foundation’s global philanthropic initiative that empowers youth from underserved communities with digital media skills so they can comment on their world, share their ideas and take action on issues that are important to them. The Adobe Youth Voices global network now includes more than 750 sites, grantees and organizations in 50 countries, engaging over 150,000 youth and 8,200 educators in schools and out-of-school programs. For more information, visit www.youthvoices.adobe.com