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Submit your entry to the 2020 Adobe Government Creativity Awards.


The award that recognizes talent and creativity in government.

Help us celebrate your talent and showcase how you’re making an impact through creativity and design. Submit your entry to the world’s premier design competition for government professionals. You’ll gain exposure and recognition for your work, receive valuable feedback from industry experts, and get inspired by your peers.

Don't delay — the submission deadline is Friday, June 26, 2020.

Top 3 reasons to participate:


Gain exposure and recognition for your work when you showcase it to fellow professionals and the design community.
Receive valuable feedback on your creative execution and design effectiveness from industry experts.
Get inspired by your peers and industry best practices when you see the work other agencies are doing.

See how it works.

The competition is divided into six categories. You can submit up to three different projects per category, but each individual project can only be submitted to a single category.

Photography See details

Photography

Submissions open March 2, 2020 - June 26, 2020

Entries may showcase a single image or a series of up to ten (10) related images created for the purpose of engaging constituents and/or government employees in public service communications, programs and/or training. The images must be photographic in nature and must have been digitally enhanced or artistically manipulated primarily (over 50%) with Adobe tools.

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Graphic, Print Design, or Illustration See details

Graphic, Print Design, or Illustration

Submissions open March 2, 2020 - June 26, 2020

Entries may showcase print and/or digital formats. They may include brochures, reports, and/or presentations that illustrate research, explain concepts and statistics, and/or deliver important public service information. They may also include social media, marketing, and/or exhibition materials designed to engage constituents and/or agency employees. Entries must be graphical or illustrative in nature and must have been created primarily (over 50%) with Adobe tools.

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Video Editing, Post-production, Animation, and Motion Graphics See details

Video Editing, Post-production, Animation, and Motion Graphics

Submissions open March 2, 2020 - June 26, 2020

Entries may showcase videos with any combination of live-action, computer-generated graphics, visual effects, text animations, and digital reproductions of drawn images created for the purpose of engaging constituents and/or government employees in public service communications, programs, and/or training. Only the first five minutes of the video will be judged. Entries must have been created using Adobe tools for at least 50% of the work in the process of editing visuals, editing and/or enhancing effects, or showing other expertise in post-production or animation.


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Web Design See details

Web Design

Submissions open March 2, 2020 - June 26, 2020

Entries may showcase websites and/or intranets meant to be viewed through a browser on a computer or tablet for the purpose of engaging constituents and/or government employees in public service communications, programs, and/or training. Entries must have been created using Adobe tools for at least 50% of the work on the front end or back end of the site(s).

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Mobile Application Design See details

Mobile Application Design

Submissions open March 2, 2020 - June 26, 2020

Entries may showcase mobile applications, digital games, and/or real-time interactive experiences designed for the purpose of engaging constituents and/or government employees in public service communications, programs, and/or training. Entries must have been created using Adobe tools for at least 50% of the work on the front end or back end of the application(s).

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Multi-channel Campaign See details

Multi-channel Campaign

Submissions open March 2, 2020 - June 26, 2020

To qualify for this cross-category award, entries must include a set of creative assets used across multiple marketing channels—such as social, online, print, video, and events—for the purpose of delivering important public service communications or engaging employees. Discreet assets or components of a multi-channel campaign can also be submitted to the following categories: Photography; Graphic, Print Design, or Illustration; Video Editing, Post-production, Animation, and Motion Graphics; Web Design; and Mobile Application Design. Multi-channel Campaign entries must include a minimum of three (3) types of creative assets and a maximum of five (5) creative assets. For example, the brochure for a park exhibit may be entered in the Graphic, Print Design, or Illustration category (with one lead entrant), but the brochure, signage, web presence, and social media assets would be entered together as a Multi-channel Campaign entry.

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Explore the judging criteria.

A panel of qualified industry experts will evaluate and score all eligible submissions. They'll choose the top talents for each category using the criteria below.

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Submit your work in 3 easy steps.

Log in with your Adobe ID or Enterprise ID and create a profile. Or create an ID if you don't have one already.

Upload your work to Behance.

Connect with the community through Slack and Behance.

Read the official rules.

Participants must be over 18 years of age and projects must be for a government, quasi-government, or public service organization. 

Competition timeline:

Submission opens March 2, 2020 

Submission deadline June 26, 2020

Winners announced August, 2020

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