Adobe has announced the winners of the seventh annual Adobe Design Achievement Awards – its design and film competition that honours the most talented student graphic designers, photographers, illustrators, animators, digital filmmakers, and computer artists from leading educational institutions around the world

More than 2,500 students from 30 countries competed in this year's awards.

The winners are:

Animation – Axel Broetje of Braunschweig University of Art in Germany. Finalists were Johnny Kelly of the Royal College of Art in London, and Sean Monahan of Minneapolis College of Art and Design.

Digital Illustration - Jörg Block of Hamburg University of Applied Sciences in Germany. Finalists were Aaron Kapor, Ricardo Beltran, Yuri Chung and Kevin Wong of Art Centre College of Design in Pasadena, Calif., and Cristian Zuzunaga and Peter Smith of the Royal College of Art.

Digital Photography – Sean Teegarden of the Art Centre College of Design. Finalists were Julia Bruns of Würzburg-Schweinfurt University of Applied Sciences in Germany, and Michael Kai of Dortmund University of Applied Sciences in Germany.

Environmental Graphics and Packaging – Po-Yun Jack Wang of California College of the Arts in San Francisco. Finalists were Julie Tinker of the School of Visual Arts in New York, and Gertrude Wong of George Brown College in Toronto.

Interactive and Web Design – Kyle Phillips of Minneapolis College of Art and Design. Finalists were Carolin Horn of Massachusetts College of Art in Boston with Florian Jennett of the Academy of Art and Design Offenbach am Main in Germany, and William Ismael of the Art Centre College of Design.

Live Action – Sean Dekkers of Rochester Institute of Technology in Rochester, N.Y. Finalists were Marcos Ceravolo of Vancouver Film School, and James Sutton of Coventry University's School of Art and Design in England.

Motion Graphics – Benjamin Stephan and Lutz Vogel of Augsburg University of Applied Sciences in Germany. Finalists were Jarratt Moody of Savannah College of Art and Design in Savannah, Ga., and Justin Schrader of Rochester Institute of Technology.

Print Design Multi-Page – Aaron Kapor of the Art Centre College of Design. Finalists were Sung-Ho Bae of Keimyung University in South Korea, and Sarah Cooper and Nina Gorfer of the School of Design and Crafts at Göteborg University in Sweden.

Print Design Single Page – Soo Jin An of Kookmin University in South Korea. Finalists were Christian Eggenberger of the University of the Applied Sciences and Arts in Zurich, Switzerland, and Tyler Lang of Ringling School of Art and Design in Sarasota, Fla.

The winning entries can be viewed at here.

Finalists received a trip to San Francisco to participate in the awards event and studio tours. Category winners received a selection of Adobe products and a US$5,000 cash prize. As part of the program, students also are offered internships and opportunities to showcase their work throughout the year.