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Take part in the 2021 Adobe Government Creativity Awards. Submission deadline is extended until June 25.


The award that recognizes talent and creativity in government.

Help us celebrate great work that makes a real difference. Submit your entry to the world’s premier design competition for government professionals — you’ll gain exposure for your work, get ideas and inspiration from your peers, and have a chance to be recognized for your contributions to the public.

See the award categories and submission details.

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 1 – June 18, 2021

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 apps such as Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom.

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Graphic Design See details

Graphic Design

Submissions open March 1 – June 18, 2021

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 apps and services such as Adobe Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop, Adobe Stock, and mobile apps like Adobe Spark.


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Video See details

Video

Submissions open March 1 – June 18, 2021

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 apps and services such as Adobe Premiere Pro, Premiere Rush, After Effects, Animate, and Adobe Stock 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 and Mobile Design See details

Web and Mobile Design

Submissions open March 1 – June 18, 2021

Entries may showcase websites, intranets, mobile applications, digital games, and/or real-time interactive experiences created 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 apps and services like Adobe Dreamweaver, XD, and Adobe Stock for at least 50% of the work on the front end or back end of the site(s).


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NEW IN 2021! Visual Communications See details

Visual Communications

Submissions open March 1 – June 18, 2021

Entries may showcase a single marcom or up to ten (10) related marcom pieces including reports, presentations, infographics, PR communications, social media content, and more — all created for the purpose of engaging or informing constituents and/or government employees. The pieces can include simple graphics, web pages, short videos, and other content that has been created primarily (over 50%) with Adobe Stock and web and mobile apps like Adobe Spark and Premiere Rush.


Multi-channel Campaign See details

Multi-channel Campaign

Submissions open March 1 – June 18, 2021

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 Design, Video, Web and Mobile Design, and Visual Communications. 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 Design 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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New in 2021!

A special award for in-house creative teams.

For the first time, we’re giving an award to a talented creative team or individual working within a government department or agency. The winner’s work will demonstrate design skill and creative thinking in any of the competition categories.

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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Submission process 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.