Adobe Creativity Challenge Vic Schools, Nov 2021

Work with a team to design & share a digital solution to a problem.

Open to Victorian students in Years 5 to 9

The challenge can be completed while in lockdown if required

Connecting online with the Adobe Education Team and other schools.

  • Kick off - Wednesday November 10, 2021 at 9.30 AM (live online & recorded via MS Teams).
  • Deadline for submissions - Tuesday November 16, 2021 at 10 AM (via file sharing service to kitchen@adobe.com)
  • Showcase - Wednesday November 17, 2021 at 9.30 AM (live online & recorded)

The problem

Along with wearing a mask, one of the most effective ways to avoid catching a virus is to wash hands regularly and properly. Unfortunately, many of us tend to rush this process and need continual reminders about good hand hygiene.

The solution options

Work in a team of between 3 and 5 to produce one of the following possible solutions:

Video solution

Create a video story (no longer that 1 minute) made with either Adobe Spark Video, Premiere RushCharacter Animator or Premiere Pro & After Effects (if you are game).

Webpage solution

Design & build a 200 word webpage with Adobe Spark Page

Poster solution

Design and create a poster with either Spark Post or Adobe InDesign

A celebration of creativity & collaboration - not a competition

Not only will the best solutions be showcased during a live a recorded events with the school involved in this event, but they will also be published via various Adobe in Education publications that reach over 30,000 teachers in the Australasia region.

Problem-solving, collaboration and creativity are widely recognised as essential skills to thrive in the future. These are the skills on show during this challenge event and are what we will be celebrating.

See a list of resources & tutorials below to help your learn the above Adobe applications

Here is a video from the World Health Organisation that explains how to effectively wash yours hands. Use the information provided in this video as the factual basis of your solution.

Registrations will close on Friday 5th November at 12 noon

General Criteria

  • Students need to work with a group (teachers can help);
  • All content needs to be G rated;
  • All images & audio need to be either original or royalty free and appropriately credited;
  • All students who can be identified in the solution and make the showcase event need to have an Adobe release form signed by a parent or guardian so Adobe can publish their work externally;
  • All entries into the showcase must be sent to Tim Kitchen (kitchen@adobe.com) by 10 AM Tuesday November 16. Video files should be sent via either the free WeTransfer.com or Filemail.com or MS SharePoint. Avoid Dropbox or GoogleDrive if possible. Poster or Spark Page solutions can be emailed directly to kitchen@adobe.com

Video solution criteria

  • Video solutions need to be exported as a video file (eg MP4, MOV) with a minimum resolution of 720 pixels (standard HD).
  • Each video needs to have an opening title and closing credits (please only include first names in the credits). Thank the contact teacher who registered for the event in the credits and list the digital tool/s used in the creation.
  • Videos should be well paced with no images on the screen for longer than about 7 seconds
  • Please film in landscape mode not portrait.
  • Video sound quality is important - use an external microphone for important dialogue


Royalty Free resources for your solutions

Note that some of these sites may be blocked by the school due to nature of some of the imagery

  • Music - Bensound https://www.bensound.com/
  • Video -Pexels https://www.pexels.com/, Mixkit https://mixkit.co/
  • Drone footage - https://www.pexels.com/search/videos/drone%20footage/
  • Still images - Unsplash- https://unsplash.com/, Pixabay - https://pixabay.com/

Advice for video makers

  • Give your story a structure (beginning, middle & end) so that you are telling a convincing, interesting (or entertaining) story.
  • Plan your story as much as you can before filming. Type out a script (if required) and draw a storyboard representing the structure of the story and how it will be captured.
  • 1 min seems short but you can pack a lot of content in that time.
  • Follow the 7 second rule (no visual edit should go longer than 7 seconds - preferably shorter).
  • Type out important elements of dialogue and have the talent read from a tele-prompt app or laptop screen
  • Use an external microphone (or seperate audio recording device) for any important dialogue. Audio is worth 60% of your video.
  • Use more than one camera when filming so you have different angles & frames to edit.
  • Use the rule of thirds so that the most important part of your frame is slightly to the left or right of your frame.
  • Avoid headroom, keep the top of the head at the top of the frame and fill the frame with relevant content.
  • Use a tripod or gimbal wherever possible.
  • Avoid zooming and panning, let the edits tell the story.
  • Make sure all interviewees and other talent is labeled with lower third text (use first or fake names only) including in the credits.
  • Allow time to export. Don't leave the exporting to the last minute.

Have a look at the following sets of videos made at a previous Adobe Creativity Challenge events ...

Advice for teachers

  • We will have a live and recorded briefing for teachers on Thursday Nov 4 at 4 PM for all teachers who have registered.
  • Encourage your students to submit their solutions to you for review prior to final submission date.
  • You can involve as many students and teachers as you like but only one teacher will be the main contact for the school;
  • The kick off session will be recorded if you can't make it live;
  • The main teacher for each school will be sent the online connection information via email and via a digital calendar invitation, please share the MS Teams links for the Kick off & Showcase with your students if in lockdown;
  • Please help organise the students into their groups
  • Feel free to join your students, help them where you can and learn from them.
  • Try and allow some class time during the week for the students to plan and create
  • Depending on numbers, you may need to select which solutions will represent your school at the showcase.

If you have any comments or questions, please contact Dr Tim Kitchen (kitchen@adobe.com).

We are looking forward to working with you

Dr Tim Kitchen - Adobe
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Tim Kitchen