Students in creative disciplines have the chance to win a trip to New York, cash prizes and vital exposure to leading industry professionals by entering this year's Adobe Design Achievement Awards, which is currently open for entries.

The prestigious awards recognize talented student graphic designers, photographers, illustrators, animators, digital filmmakers, developers and computer artists. Both individual and group entries are invited for projects in interactive media, video and motion, and traditional media. Categories include illustration, animation, print communication, motion graphics, mobile design and browser-based design, among others.

All entries must be created using at least 50 per cent Adobe software after May 1 2007; students must be studying in one of the specified 30 or more countries (the list of eligible countries is here).

Entries are judged by a highly-regarded panel of ten industry figures, including Tina Roth Eisenberg, and Stan Szymanski of Imageworks. The best entrants in each category win a trip to New York including flights and accommodation, tours of some of the city's leading creative studios, and a full deluxe version of Adobe Creative Suite 3.

The competition deadline is May 2 2008; the entry forms are here; read more about the competition in general here.