The Adobe Youth Voices (AYV) Aspire 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 AYV Aspire 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.
Find out how you can further a young media maker’s work and ignite creative confidence in youth around the world by empowering them to find their voice and give them the tools to express their ideas by signing up to become an Adobe Youth Voices Essentials Educator:
Who are the judges?
Judges for the Adobe Youth Voices Aspire 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 Adobe Youth Voices Aspire Awards UNICEF Challenge be judged?
Judges for the Adobe Youth Voices Aspire Awards UNICEF Challenge will include five (5) esteemed leaders from the UNICEF international offices.
Find out more about the judges and the judging criteria
How will the judging be conducted?
Judging will take place in two (2) phases.
Phase One - Programming
- The Adobe Youth Voices Aspire Awards programming team selects top 20 projects per category from April 19, 2013 – April 29, 2013.
Phase Two - Judging and Voting
- From April 29, 2013 – June 8, 2013, an international jury panel will view top 20 media projects and select the 1st and 2nd prize-winning projects per category.
- From April 29, 2013 – June 8, 2013 all selected 20 projects per category will be available for audience voting. Projects in each category with the most Social Media presence (Facebook and Twitter shares/likes) and Adobe Youth Voices Aspire Awards media views will win the Adobe Youth Voices Aspire Audience Awards.
When will the winners be announced?
Winning projects will be notified on June 13, 2013