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

Give your coursework the digital edge. Submit your project by May 31.

Give your coursework the digital edge. Submit your project by May 31.

Have you powered up your uni presentation using some striking infographics or used your video skills to spice up an assignment? Whatever you’re studying, show us how you took your project from standard to standout using Adobe tools like Photoshop, Illustrator, or Express.

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  >

The Digital Edge Awards offer five different prizes:


Winner Art and Design will receive a £7000 prize

Winner Any Other Subject will receive a £7000 prize

Digital Edge Standout winner will receive a £2000 prize

Three Product Spotlight winners will receive £2000 prizes

Creative Campus winner will receive a £2000 prize


All category winners will also receive a ticket to Adobe MAX 2024 (travel and accommodation not included), a one year Creative Cloud subscription, a digital certificate and digital credentials to display on their social profiles.

How can I get Creative Cloud?

Ask your tutor.

Many universities already provide Creative Cloud to students, so check with your tutor to see if you already have access as part of your course.

Get a free trial.

Got an upcoming deadline and want to make your next assignment really stand out? Start your free 7-day trial and make the leap.

Get 65% off.

Students save 65% on Creative Cloud all year long. Get unlimited access to 20+ apps.

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. Get inspired and submit your own work to showcase your digital skills.

Judging criteria.

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


Digital literacy


Overall quality

Tips to get you started.

Who can enter and how do I enter?

Entries need to be submitted via the Digital Edge Entry Portal. Don’t forget to check to verify that you meet all the entry requirements, and be sure to use a UK university email address. To be eligible, you must be a legal UK resident, at least 18 years of age, and enrolled at a UK higher education institution for academic year 2023-2024.

Will using more tools increase my chances of winning?

The creative component of the work must be created primarily with Adobe tools found within Adobe Creative Cloud. Any generative AI work must be created 100% with Adobe Firefly. Judges may look at how you’ve used a range of tools to create your entry; however, whether you use one or more tools is completely up to you.

More Information in our FAQs and the Official Rules.

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.

Don’t miss your chance. 

Submission closes on May 31, 2024.

Power up your coursework.

If you don’t already have access through your university, you can save over 65% 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.