updated 08:50 am EDT, Fri July 30, 2004
Adobe Design Achievement
Adobe today announced the winners of the fourth annual , a program designed to reward student graphic designers, photographers, illustrators and digital filmmakers. Using the latest Adobe products, more than 1,400 students from the US, Canada and the UK competed in the annual competition. As part of this year's awards program, Adobe organized a day of tours through San Francisco's top design studios. Twelve studios opened their doors to allow students to meet with the principles and see, first hand, how a professional studio operates.
"The Design Achievement Awards is part of our mission to nurture the communities that have helped us grow as a business and inspire us to deliver great products and technologies," said Melissa Dyrdahl, senior vice president, Corporate Marketing and Communications at Adobe Systems. "We see this competition as the beginning of a lifelong relationship between Adobe and the talented student winners who will certainly go onto establish themselves in successful careers in creative professions."
First, second and third place winners received airfare to San Francisco and hotel accommodations. In addition, first place winners in the group category received US$5,000 to be split amongst the team members, and each member received a choice of an Adobe collection. First place winners in the individual categories received prizes of US$5,000 cash and their choice of ten Adobe products. The judges also awarded 23 honorable mentions.