DSU student selected for semifinal round of Adobe Design Achievement Awards
For the second year in a row, Kayla Maude, a DSU digital arts and design, computer graphics major from Gettysburg, S.D., was selected to the semifinal round of the Adobe Design Achievement Awards (ADAA).
For the 2013 ADAA, Maude submitted her photo series entitled, Silent Suicide. This series introduces suicide as a silent killer, and the goal of her artwork is to bring awareness to the illness of depression. This photo series was first shown at DSU earlier this year at the suicide awareness event called, Lost and Found, held on the Madison campus.
Approximately 1,799 people from around the world submitted their artwork for the competition, and only 225 made it to the first semifinal round of the contest. Maude also submitted her Post-Apocalyptic Wedding series and her medical cannabis packaging into the second round of the contest. She will find out at the end of June if she is a semifinalist for the second round of the ADAA. The artwork submitted to the contest is judged by an international panel of design experts.
The ADAA celebrate student achievement of projects created with Adobe creative software. The competition honors the most talented and promising student graphic designers, photographers, illustrators, animators, digital filmmakers, developers and computer artists from the world's top institutions of higher education.
The ADAA competition has attracted more than 27,000 student participants from a total of 75 countries since the program was introduced in 2001.