New Design students recently won the Youth Adobe Youth Voices Prize for Photography. Adobe Youth Voices Aspire Awards celebrates the extraordinary work of young media artists from around the world by recognizing top talent in media production. This year, New Designers took the first place for their Propaganda Posters. The posters were part of the work Urban Arts Partnership teaching-artist Caitlin Meissner did with our 9th graders. Caitlin wrote, "The inspiration behind “Propaganda Posters” was guided by concepts displayed in Animal Farm by George Orwell and Shakespeare’s MacBeth. Students connected methods of claiming power with the tactics of traditional propaganda art and co-opted them to create social justice posters on issues they identify with and deeply believe in. These posters, done in the collage/cut-out medium, reclaim power for good." Adobe is planning on bringing a film crew to present prizes during the week of July 9th. The prizes include 3 Dell XPS laptop, 3 Samsung HD Camcorder and 8 copies of Adobe CS Production Premium. The youth artist receive a $2,000.00 donation to a charity of choice as well as Mino Pro Flip HD cameras.
Congrats to students Christian O, Karissa M, Juan G, Melody D, Bianca F, Merelyn B, Justin B, Tianna F, Jasmine S, Siara R, Monica E, Eloina F, Jasmine H, Celine G, Freddy C, Nate A, Stephanie A and Amber J.
You can see their work on the Adobe Youth Site.