Adobe has announced the call for entries for the eleventh annual Adobe Design Achievement Awards (ADAA), expanding its global reach to 15 languages and adding new categories.

The competition honours the best student graphic designers, photographers, illustrators, animators, digital filmmakers, developers and digital artists from accredited higher education institutions worldwide.

To recognise teaching excellence, Adobe has introduced three new categories. It has also added student categories in game design, Web analytics and mobile analytics to the 2011 awards.

The Adobe awards ceremony will take place during the International Design Alliance (IDA) Congress in Taipei, Taiwan in October 2011.

Free to enter, the competition is open to students, faculty members, and staff members of higher education institutions throughout the world.

Starting this year, the new faculty-and-staff categories are:  Innovation in Education in Interactive Media, Innovation in Education in Video and Motion, and Innovation in Education in Traditional Media. In addition, students have more opportunities to be acknowledged. They can enter twice per category throughout the call for entries period and submit work for three judging sessions.

Semi-finalists will be selected during each judging session in all student categories except Web Analytics and Mobile Analytics.