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The Creator Award is for the students of any CA-based Educator that use Creative Cloud Express or other Adobe tools to create their project entry. Your entry should list out which solutions were used in the credits, description or on the entry form itself. For free resources to help spur your creativity, visit our resources page or join the conversation happening on the Education Exchange or #AdobeEduCreative on social media. 

The following prizes will be announced LIVE during the festival:


  • Academic - Elementary - $750

  • Academic - Secondary - $750

  • Aesthetic - Elementary - $750

  • Aesthetic - Secondary - $750



  • Creator Award (using Adobe Tools) -Elementary & Secondary ($750 each)

  • Media & Information Literacy - Elementary & Secondary ($750 each)

  • Global Awareness - Elementary & Secondary ($750 each)

  • California State Park Adventures - Environmental Stewardship - Elementary & Secondary ($750 each)*

  • Artificial Intelligence Awareness Award (Cash Prize TBD)

* NOTE: If you plan to film in a California State Park, please contact your local representative for photographic permitting purposes. 


Additional Plaques

Every winning project receives one plaque from the festival at no cost for the participant, their school or teacher.


Extra plaques or finalist plaques may ordered by students, parents, teachers, or schools. Many teachers and/or parents acquire extra plaques for major student contributors to the project or for the school trophy case, computer lab, or media room. The plaques display the award category, the project title, and school name and the year.

2022 Winners: Additional plaques will be available through Friday, July 15 for purchase for $49 + tax/shipping by emailing Glenn Green !! 
**Fees from award sales do not support the Festival - we keep costs as low as possible for winners.