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Thursday, February 23, 2012

Aspire Awards: Serious Games Empowering Youth To Promote Social Change


Serious Games Market celebrating the work of young media artists from around the world


Via: Edutopia and Adobe Foundation - Introducing the Adobe Youth Voices Aspire Awards

Adobe Youth Voices is the signature philanthropic effort of the Adobe Foundation intended to empower youth and educators through media making experiences that promote social change. As a part of this effort, the Adobe Youth Voices Aspire Awards celebrates the extraordinary work of young media artists from around the world by recognizing top talent in media production.

Adobe Foundation and Edutopia (please find also Edutopia:How To Bring Serious Games Into The Classroom) invite you to participate in the Aspire Awards, giving young creatives the opportunity to have their work showcased publicly. this media festival seeks to recognize outstanding creative projects that demonstrate imagination and expression along with an evident motivation for social change.

How To Get Involved - Submissions Are Now Open! 

All media must be submitted for youth by an educator in the Adobe Youth Voices educator network or by educators who have registered to Adobe Youth Voices Essentials. 

The Adobe Youth Voices educator network includes educators who are affiliated with partner organizations. If you are an educator affiliated with Adobe Youth Voices through one of these organizations, please submit your media via the Adobe Youth Voices online community. If you are not part of the Adobe Youth Voices educator network, please submit your media via Adobe Youth Voices Essentials and receive free creative curriculum covering subjects from printed posters to animated video. 

Choose Your Format 

The Aspire Awards will accept entries in the following categories: Animation, Documentary, Audio, Music Video, Graphic Design, Narrative, Digital Photography, and Poetry/Experimental.

Media must be submitted by April 20, 2012, on behalf of a youth artist by an educator participating in Adobe Youth Voices. Prizes will be given to the top honorees, and their work will be showcased online, at partner film festivals, and other exhibitions.