Adobe has announced the call for entries for the ninth annual Adobe Design Achievement Awards (ADAA). The competition honours the best student graphic designers, photographers, illustrators, animators, digital filmmakers, developers and computer artists from accredited higher education institutions worldwide.

The 2009 awards sees it being held in partnership with the International Council of Graphic Design Associations (Icograda) for the first time. The awards ceremony will be held during the Icograda World Design Congress in Beijing, China in October 2009. The Congress will bring together 2,500 delegates from around the globe at the China National Convention Centre, located in the heart of the Beijing Olympic Green. The award is also running in association with UK-based training body Skillset.

This was a finalist in last year's Installation Design category, created by a team led by Dofl YH Yun of the London College of Communication.

The competition is split into three categories: Interactive Media, Motion Media, and Traditional Media. Interactive Media categories include Browser-Based Design, Non-Browser Based Design, Application Development, Installation Design and Mobile Design. Motion Media categories include Animation, Live Action and Motion Graphics. Traditional Media categories include Illustration, Packaging, Photography, and Print Communications.

The 2009 Adobe Design Achievement Awards entries will be reviewed and scored by an international panel of judges. Judges include: Leimei Julia Chui (Japan), director of global communications for the International Design Centre NAGOYA (IdcN); Louis Gagnon (Canada), co-founder of Paprika Communications; Cristina Chiappini (Italy), founder of her own Rome-based consultancy; Garth Walker (South Africa), founder of Orange Juice Design, a creative firm serving many of South Africa’s best known corporate and consumer brands; Tarek Atrissi (The Netherlands), a principal of his own design studio and teacher in the department of Art, Media and Technology at the Utrecht School of the Arts in Holland; Kyle Kim (Korea), a professor at the School of Design, Hongik University and cofounder of design firm UM & Partners; and Lance Wyman (US) principal of his own New York environmental graphic design office.

Another finalist in the Installation Design category, created by Freddie Yauner of the Royal College of Art

Submissions will be accepted online through June 5, 2009. The online submissions will be judged digitally in June. For the final phase of judging, semifinalists will be asked to submit their source files and a physical aspect of their entry as it is meant to be viewed. Finalists will be invited to Beijing, China and the Icograda World Design Congress and awarded software and cash prizes.