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Adobe Announces 2008 School Innovation Awards


New Program Honors Most Creative High School Students

Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) today announced a call for entries for the Adobe School Innovation Awards. The awards program honors the creative and innovative work of high school students.

With the theme “My Community - My Planet - My 21st Century” students can submit entries in three categories: Web Design and Development, Film and Video, and Graphic and Print Design. Category award winners will be named, as well as one grand prize winner for best overall submission.

“The new awards program celebrates the amazing creative capabilities students are showcasing at an early age,” said Peter Isaacson, vice president of education marketing at Adobe. “Our education initiatives worldwide continue to enable new ways of learning by providing digital creation, communication and collaboration tools that help students express themselves in creative ways.”

Full-time students age 14-19 years in grades 9-12 from accredited public or private high schools in the US and Canada (except Quebec) are invited to submit through the Adobe School Innovation Awards website . Entries will be reviewed and scored by an independent panel of judges, including members of the Adobe Education Leader group, Adobe employees, and industry luminaries.

Submission will be accepted through May 12, 2008. Winners will be announced at the end of June at NECC 2008 in San Antonio, TX and will receive cash and software prizes. Category winners will receive US$1,500, a Lenovo laptop and a copy of Creative Suite 3 Master Collection. In addition, the grand prize winner will be invited to attend NECC (including round-trip airfare and hotel accommodations for two).


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