BYU students reach Adobe Design Achievement Awards semi-finals

By on June 16, 2014.

With more than 1,000 entries from 20 different countries, five BYU design students have defied the odds and have reached the semifinals in the 14th annual Adobe Design Achievement Awards.

“The Adobe Design Achievement Awards feature work from some of the most innovative and talented students around the world. We are privileged to honor such incredible talents and to help launch their careers,” said Tacy Trowbridge, worldwide manager of Education Programs, Adobe. “Congratulations to all the students for their creative accomplishments!”

 "Of Monsters and Men" is just one of two pieces that have made it to the semi-finals by student Tyson Cantrell. (Photo courtesy of Adobe)

“Of Monsters and Men” is just one of two pieces by student Tyson Cantrell that have made it to the semifinals. Four other BYU students have reached the semifinals of the 2014 Adobe Design Achievement Awards.(Courtesy Adobe)

BYU design students Tyson Cantrell, Jason Redford, Kirsten Rodgers, Sam Wood and Jason Redford have all reached the semifinals, which contain 11 different categories within three media segments. The winner of each category will not only receive international recognition of their work but also a cash prize of $2,000, software and mentorship from a design professional. There will also be three grand-prize winners, who will each receive an additional $3,000 in cash.

Each semifinalist, with the category and image information, can be found online. One can enter the name of the semifinalist noted above into the search field for a visual of the semifinalist’s work.

The deadline for the next round of submissions is June 20, 2014. Semifinalist entries will be judged in New York City during two intense hands-on judging days, August 11 and 12, at the Adobe corporate offices. Finalists will be announced in September.

Grand prize winners, and winners of each of the 11 categories, will be announced at Adobe MAX, in the Community Pavilion, October 4–8, in Los Angeles.

Cody Melnyk

Born and raised in Alberta, Canada, Cody Melnyk is a Public Relations major as well as a diehard hockey fan. Follow him at @TheCodyMelnyk.