The Adobe Foundation has announced a call for entries for the third-annual Adobe Youth Voices (AYV) Awards, which recognize digital media produced by youth ages 13-19 focused on driving social change in their communities.
The competition features seven standard content categories representing visual storytelling methods ranging from music videos to photo essays. Participating individuals, schools and organizations are eligible to win software, hardware, and a charitable donation to a cause of their choice. Winning entries will be featured at distinguished exhibitions including international film festivals.
Eligible youth can participate by teaming with adult educators who are in the AYV partner network or registered with the AYV Community, an online source for free curricula and tools supporting the creation of digital content in an academic context. Entries must be submitted by the educators on behalf of youth participants. Educators from any school or youth organization may register with the AYV Community at no cost.
The submission deadline for content produced from 2011-2013 is Feb. 14, 2014. Projects produced in 2014 must be submitted by April 13, 2014.
Details on audience voting and prizes: youthvoices.adobe.com/awards.