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Adobe Foundation Announces Winners of the Third Annual Adobe Youth Voices Awards
|By Business Wire
|June 23, 2014 04:01 PM EDT
The Adobe Foundation today announced the winners of the third annual
Adobe Youth Voices (AYV) Awards, a global, online competition inviting
students ages 13-19 to use digital media to express their vision for
driving positive change in their communities. A record 2,400 students
from 50 countries submitted projects this year on social issues
including: bullying, body image, and climate change. First and second
place winners were chosen by a luminary panel of judges, while Audience
Award winners were determined by 200,000 votes cast online.
“Since its inception, AYV has impacted the lives of more than 190,000
students around the world. It’s empowered them to make a difference in
their communities, and build the digital media making skills that will
help them get ahead,” said Michelle Crozier Yates, director, corporate
responsibility, Adobe. “With what they’ve learned, 88% of AYV youth tell
us they feel confident about their ability to ideate, collaborate, adapt
and express their point of view. 95% believe creativity is important to
their future success. We look forward to making the AYV program even
more globally accessible.”
AYV Award winners are chosen in seven categories: animation,
documentary, photo essay, music video, narrative, poetry and campaign
poster. Youth can submit projects individually or as teams working with
an AYV educator. First and second place winners are named in each of the
seven categories by a diverse panel of
judges, including luminaries working in art, film, and other creative
fields, alongside AYV educators, student alumni, and Adobe
“Everyone today has the tools to express themselves. This combination of
digital tools and self-expression is very empowering and can create
powerful change. I am honored to be an AYV judge and to have the
opportunity to support these young media makers,” said Patrick Coyne,
editor and designer of Communication Arts magazine and AYV 2014 judge.
The public determines an Audience Award winner in each category by
voting for their favorite projects online. This year, the 21 winning
projects were chosen from a pool of 142 finalists, and over 200,000
public votes were cast.
AYV Award winners and their affiliated schools and organizations will
each receive a range of prizes, including donations of Samsung Galaxy
Tablets, copies of Adobe CS Production Premium Suite, a 1-year Adobe
Creative Cloud membership and a monetary donation to a charity of their
choice. Winners are showcased on the Adobe
Youth Voices website.
The 2014 winners are:
First Place: Hunger’s
Core, Christine Chung, Salwa Majoka, Northview Heights Secondary
Second Place: Train
of Life, Tess Denham, San Marino High School, USA
Audience Award: TechJunk,
Sesh Sadasivam, Abhishek Krishna, Inavamsi B. Enaganti, Sri Kumaran
Children’s Home - CBSE, India
First Place: Victim,
Brandon Charlton, Kennedy Houston, Maysles Documentary Center, USA
Second Place: International
Boulevard, Zoe Yi, Rebecca Dharmapalan, Oakland School for the
Audience Award: Support,
Ziyang Ding, Tianyao Xu, The High School Affiliated to Renmin
University of China, China
First Place: Patience,
Yvan Gonzalez, Seven Trees Community Center, USA
Second Place: Let
Me Dream, Sebastian Tuma, Tsote Valashiya, Shriyansi Khanal,
Immanuel Yeboah, Daniel Mandache, Spotlight, United Kingdom
Audience Award: Love
Mission, Tautvydas Marcinkevicius, Petar Karapenev, Krzysztof
Wlodarek, Abdalla Ali, Sude Simsek, Luke Wallace-Esnard, Dikembe
Cabey-Lee, Amina Azong, Anya O’Mahony, Sandra Mikosinska, The Lammas
School, United Kingdom
First Place: Vanished,
Vanessa Fuentes, Alicia Garchitorena, MACLA, USA
Second Place: Aspaunity,
Josh Gutierrez, Lizbeth Cisneros, Denise Panuco, Jesus Gonzalez,
Jonathan Carrasco, Mt. Pleasant High School, USA
Audience Award: Get
a Life, Bianca Toderean, Paul Turean, “Alexandru Papiu Ilarian”
High School Dej, Romania
First Place: Inner
Journey, Jihyeon Park, Irvington High School, USA
Second Place: Little
Place on Earth, Agata Mroczek, Fundacja 5Medium, Poland
Audience Award: Adams’
Peak- a Pilgrimage for Harmony, Prabhashana Meegammana, Dilan
Wickramakeerthi, Shilpa Sayura Foundation, Sri Lanka
First Place: Life,
Mihai Tiu, Colegiul National "Ecaterina Teodoroiu", Romania
Second Place: Destination:
Earth!, Joseph Steve Jiménez, Randall Quesada, Casa de la Juventud
Mora, Costa Rica
Audience Award: We
are…, Gyanna Adino, Joanah Diala, Randolph Massachusetts, USA
About Adobe Youth Voices
Adobe Youth Voices (AYV) is the Adobe Foundation’s global initiative to
ignite Creative Confidence in youth by using digital media to express
their views on social issues. Through programs like AYV, and by
increasing creativity in education, Adobe believes we will better equip
young people to be the problem solvers, critical thinkers and leaders of
tomorrow. To learn more about AYV, its point of view on creativity in
education and how you can be involved, please visit http://youthvoices.adobe.com/.
About the Adobe Foundation
The Adobe Foundation is a 501(c)(3) private foundation created and
funded by Adobe Systems Incorporated to leverage human, technological
and financial resources to drive social change and community
About Adobe Systems Incorporated
Adobe is changing the world through digital experiences. For more
information, visit www.adobe.com.
© 2014 Adobe Systems Incorporated. All rights reserved. Adobe, the Adobe
logo, are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Adobe Systems
Incorporated in the United States and/or other countries. All other
trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
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