Adobe Calls for Youth Media Projects Focused on Social Change

The Adobe Foundation has announced its call for entries for the fourth-annual international Adobe Youth Voices (AYV) Awards. The AYV Awards recognizes digital media projects created by youth ages 13 to 19 designed to drive awareness of social issues around the world such as the environment, human rights and self image.

The competition accepts entries in categories representing four visual storytelling methods: Documentary, Animation, Narrative and Visual Composition, which includes photography and graphic design. Winning projects will receive grants to support a nonprofit of their choice, hardware and Adobe software. New this year is a fifth category, Venture - an invitation for five-minute video submissions that pitch a solution to a social problem.

Youth ages 13 to 19 can participate by teaming with an adult educator who is a registered member of the AYV Community, an online source for free curricula and tools supporting the creation of digital content in an academic context.

The submission deadline for content produced from 2012-2014 is March 9, 2015. Projects produced in 2015 must be submitted by April 20, 2015.

Complete entry guidelines are available at