Digital Edge Awards

By Adobe

The Digital Edge Awards by Adobe celebrate game-changing student projects that use Creative Cloud tools, like Photoshop, Illustrator or Premiere Pro, to take uni work to the next level. Whatever you’re studying, digital skills can make you and your coursework stand out.

Two top awards of £7,000 each

5 additional awards of  £2,000 each

A prestigious award for your CV

Stay tuned for the 2024 winners.

Stay tuned for the 2024 winners.

We’ve received a large number of submissions and projects showing amazing creativity and originality. Our judges are currently looking through the submissions and the winners will be announced in July. Stay tuned!

We're open for submissions on

February 15, 2024

The entry deadline is

May 31, 2024

We'll announce winners in

July 2024

Stay tuned for next year  >

We're open for submissions on

February 15, 2024

The entry deadline is

May 31, 2024

We'll announce winners in

July 2024

Stay tuned for next year  >

Previous award winners.

With hundreds of entries from a wide range of subject areas, our judges saw best-in-class examples of digital skills from all over the country. 

Art & Design

Sammy R., Loughborough University



Sammy’s project addresses the under-representation of women in esports through community tournaments and empowerment.


Partheepan J., Teesside University



Partheepan created a digital marketing project for Teesside University Football Academy. His strategy aimed to raise awareness and attract local students through a trial session led by a Middlesbrough Football Club player.


Alfie M., Imperial College London



Alfie’s project, “Breath,” is a wearable biodegradable hydrogel patch that raises awareness of air quality.


Katarzyna K., University of the West of England

Remote Sensing ArcGIS Atlas


Katarzyna’s project involved creating a 16-page atlas on food security.

Explore even more inspiring projects.

Check out the Digital Edge Awards Behance page for more impressive projects from the past years.

Judging criteria.

Here’s what the expert judges are looking for when reviewing your work. All submissions will be judged equally according to these four criteria:


Digital literacy


Overall quality

The value of digital skills.

Digital literacy is the ability to use digital tools to solve problems, create innovative projects and enhance communications that help you be prepared for the workplace. These are skills every new graduate needs to demonstrate to employers.

Boost your communication skills.

Showing how you can communicate complex ideas in a simple, creative and impactful way can help you to stand out.

Power up your projects.

Creative problem-solving and the ability to collaborate effectively with others are soft skills many current graduates are lacking. They’re missing out — so make sure you don’t!

From side gig to centre stage.

With AI and automation predicted to replace around 80% of today’s jobs by 2037, you need to make sure you can do the things computers can’t — articulate ideas and be creative.

Thanks for handing in your amazing work.

We’ll be announcing the winners in July.

Power up your coursework.

If you don’t already have access through your university, you can save 70% on the Creative Cloud All Apps Plan. With 20+ creative apps at your fingertips, you’ll have everything you need to give your coursework the Digital Edge.