Judges

The Adobe Youth Voices Awards judges have been selected for their expertise in media, technology, education, youth development, and social activism. Each is dedicated to supporting young media makers in the use of digital tools to create powerful and personal messages that promote change.

For each Adobe Youth Voices Awards category, the judges will be looking for projects that effectively enable young people to express their ideas, exhibit their potential, and take actions in their communities.

There are five types of judges:

  • Adobe Representatives: Leading developers and technology experts from within Adobe.
  • Visionaries: Directors, museum curators, renowned photographers, film festival programmers, and industry professionals. Prominent creative thinkers who have made their mark on the world with original ideas conveyed in an imaginative way.
  • Adobe Youth Voices Lead Educator: Talented educators from within the program with a track record of excellence.
  • Adobe Youth Voices Youth: Young people in the program that have epitomized "Create with Purpose" in their media making.
  • Institutions for Higher Learning: Educators, professors, deans, and advocates of fair access to higher education.

Educators around the world are using Adobe Youth Voices to empower youth to find their voices and give them the tools to express their ideas and creativity. Find out how you too can further a young media maker's work and ignite their creative confidence by signing up to become an Adobe Youth Voices Community Educator: http://youthvoices.adobe.com/community/

Animation

Kevin  Bernardez

Kevin Bernardez

AYV Scholar

Katherine Yamashita

Katherine Yamashita

Earl Haig Secondary School

AJ Joseph

AJ Joseph

Adobe

Jeff  Larson

Jeff Larson

AYV Lead Educators

Pillai Subbiah  Muthuswamy

Pillai Subbiah Muthuswamy

Adobe

Peter Pheap

Peter Pheap

SV Creates

Ian Padgham

Ian Padgham

Artist

Alex Akira

Alex Akira

Test

Documentary

Trevor Hubbard

Trevor Hubbard

Butchershop Creative

Laura  Thielen

Laura Thielen

Aspen Film

Bianca Giaever

Bianca Giaever

Adobe

Mendy  Calixte

Mendy Calixte

AYV Scholar

Zachery  James

Zachery James

AYV Scholar

Nathan Zanon

Nathan Zanon

Montalvo Arts Center

Bruce Bowman

Bruce Bowman

Adobe

Alex Akira

Alex Akira

Test

Music Video

Gabriel  Lomeli Jr

Gabriel Lomeli Jr

Stanford University

Kendall Lui

Kendall Lui

AYV Scholar

Bukirwa Rhamulah

Bukirwa Rhamulah

AYV Scholar

Tasha Mistry

Tasha Mistry

Adobe

Jose Saavedra

Jose Saavedra

Scholar

John Sobol

John Sobol

The Media League

Alex Akira

Alex Akira

Test

Narrative

Misha  Vladimirskiy

Misha Vladimirskiy

Butchershop Creative

Sylvia  Strobel

Sylvia Strobel

Alliance for Women in Media

Esther  Nazziwa

Esther Nazziwa

AYV Scholar

Oredola  Kayode

Oredola Kayode

AYV Scholar

Michael  Martin

Michael Martin

Cogswell College

Nick  Martinez

Nick Martinez

San Jose State University

Alex Akira

Alex Akira

Test

Photo Essay

Jerry  Uelsmann

Jerry Uelsmann

Photographer

Angelo  Merendino

Angelo Merendino

The Love You Share

Matt Rozen

Matt Rozen

Adobe

Ana Homonnay

Ana Homonnay

Photographer

Yasser Alaa Mobarak

Yasser Alaa Mobarak

iEARN

Kashka Pregowska-Czerw

Kashka Pregowska-Czerw

Adobe

Tom LeGoff

Tom LeGoff

SOCAPA

Alex Akira

Alex Akira

Test

Poetry

Eva Miller

Eva Miller

AYV Scholar

Randhir  Singh

Randhir Singh

AYV Scholar

Veisinia  Ha'unga

Veisinia Ha'unga

AYV Scholar

Zachery  James

Zachery James

AYV Scholar

Andy Jones

Andy Jones

AYV Lead Educator

Elaine Cavalheiro

Elaine Cavalheiro

Lead Educator

Alex Akira

Alex Akira

Test

Poster Campaign

Patrick Coyne

Patrick Coyne

Communication Arts Magazine

Grace  Kim

Grace Kim

AYV Scholar

AJ Joseph

AJ Joseph

Adobe

Calder Zwicky

Calder Zwicky

NYC MoMA

Kashka Pregowska-Czerw

Kashka Pregowska-Czerw

Adobe

Alex Akira

Alex Akira

Test


Who are the judges?

Judges for the Adobe Youth Voices Awards include industry leaders, renowned professional artists, leading educators, educators focused on fair access to higher education, and talented young people. We will continue to announce names of confirmed judges throughout the coming months.

How will the judging be conducted?

Judging will take place in two (2) phases.

Phase One - Programming
The Adobe Youth Voices Awards programming team selects top 20 projects per category April 18, 2014 through April 27, 2014.

Phase Two – Judging and Voting
From April 28, 2014 – May 30, 2014, an international jury panel will view top 20 media projects and select the 1st and 2nd prizewinning projects per category.

From April 28, 2014 – May 30, 2014 all selected 20 projects per category will be available for audience voting. Projects in each category with the most Audience votes will win the Adobe Youth Voices Audience Awards.

When will the winners be announced?

Winning projects will be notified in June 23, 2014.