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DIGITAL EDGE AWARDS.

The Adobe Digital Edge Awards celebrate game-changing student projects that use Creative Cloud apps, 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.

Entries close 31 May.
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Max Fosh explains the awards.

The competition.

Why should I enter?

Two top awards of £9,250 in cash
Six runners-up will win £1,000
A prestigious award for your CV
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How to enter.

This year, the Digital Edge Awards have two briefs – and two sets of prizes.

It doesn't matter what course you're studying. We're excited to see how every student uses Creative Cloud in their uni work.

Your brief.

Reimagine a written piece.

If you study a creative subject, we want you to reimagine an essay explaining your final project, that you submitted this academic year. Create a digital masterpiece using Creative Cloud apps such as Photoshop, InDesign or even Premiere Pro!

Why not turn a boring essay into an infographic, or a research project into a mini documentary? Let your creativity run wild!

Check out the T&Cs here.

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Your brief.

Showcase your digital literacy.

No matter what you study, from maths to business to biology, you can blow your tutors away by using digital skills in your coursework. If you’ve produced a piece of work as part of a uni assignment that you think exemplifies digital literacy – and was made by you with Creative Cloud apps – submit it.

You can enter an existing piece of work from this academic year, or you can reimagine an old assignment specifically for the Digital Edge Awards.

Check out the T&Cs here.

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3 simple steps:

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Select your course above to reveal the brief.

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Unleash your creative side.

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Upload your entry by the 31st May.

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The judging criteria.

Your hard work will be judged by a professional panel of industry and Adobe experts.

Oliver Sidwell
Oliver Sidwell

Founder of RateMyPlacement & careers pro

Max Fosh
Max Fosh

Content guru & YouTube star

Mark Andrews
Mark Andrews

Academic expert & uni innovator

Drucilla Burrell
Drucilla Burrell

Creative professional & Adobe expert

Check out the key criteria your uni work will be marked against.

Don’t worry if you’ve never used Creative Cloud before, the Digital Edge Awards are open to all students no matter what degree you study.

To keep things fair, submission will be judged against those with similar backgrounds. Those studying art, design, and other creative courses – who are likely to be more familiar with these digital tools – will work to a different brief than those who are studying subjects less likely to work with Creative Cloud. See detailed criteria

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25%

Consistency with Digital Literacy theme

25%

Originality

25%

Overall quality

25%

Creativity

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What is digital literacy?

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

Set yourself apart.

Set yourself apart.

Showing how you can communicate complex ideas in a simple, creative and impactful way will give you an edge over your peers.

Fill the skills gap.

Fill the skills gap.

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

Future-proof yourself.

Future-proof yourself.

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.

Check out last year's winners.

With over 600 student entries from 83% of UK universities, the judges saw best-in-class examples of digital literacy from all over the country. Find out who had the digital edge.

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Efficiency in Architecture - Algorithmic Design

Tom Ushakov

University College London | Architecture

Tom’s task was to produce a 50-page document about the building he had been designing throughout the year. By opting for a graphic novel style, Tom used Illustrator and InDesign to create an engaging architectural report that invites the reader to really interact with the document.

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Patagonia's Brand Equity Analysis

Jean Dejsuvan

Imperial College | MSc Strategic Marketing

Jean’s task was to discuss and analyse a brand’s equity. This project uses Illustrator and After Effects to explore key concepts and models taught throughout her Brand Strategy module.

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The Magstripe Card

Eugenie Cartron

University College London | Innovation, Public Policy and Public Value

Eugenie’s task was to present the emergence of a recent technology and describe its life trajectory while reflecting on the innovation process. The final outcome is a well-designed piece of coursework that uses multiple Creative Cloud apps to communicate effectively.

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Discover more student uni projects.

Browse some of the other projects that were submitted for last year’s Digital Edge Awards and be inspired to create something extra special. Why not create an infographic, video essay or an interactive app?

How can I access Adobe 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.

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Key dates

Entries open

Oct

2021

Entries open

Entry deadline

31st
May
2022

Entry deadline

Winners announced

July

2022

Winners announced

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So, what are you waiting for?

Entries close 31 May.

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