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Mobile has added new, powerful dimensions to the creative process and, with mobile as a core part of the Adobe Creative Cloud offering, Adobe is committed to empowering its users to do their best work anywhere. Because of this, we’ve opened up the Creative Cloud platform and built the Adobe Creative SDK (the same technology that’s used in our own mobile apps) to enable developers to build amazing new creative experiences of their own.

Now, with the Creative SDK, you can access a number of UI components and headless APIs to give your users these creative tools and connect them to the Creative Cloud platform right within your mobile or web app. 

If you're interested in building inspirational creative applications for your users then we think you’ll love the Creative SDK. With just a few lines of code you can add creative tools to enhance your app - all for free.

Kickstart your new app idea by participating in the Adobe Creative SDK hackathon alongside a great community of developers!

 

For support questions, check out our stack overflow page or post in the discussions tab. 

 

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Eligibility

  • Must be 18 or older and a resident of the United States, Canada (excluding Quebec), United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, or India (excluding Tamil Nadu).
  • The challenge is open to individuals and teams (up to 5 members).
  • Must be a new application, or an existing application that has integrated the Adobe Creative SDK after the start of the submission period.
  • Employees of Adobe or its subsidaries are not eligible for prizes.
  • Be an original work that is solely owned by the submitter, and not violate the IP rights of any other person or entity.
  • Be in English or translated accordingly.
  • Be provided at no charge for the testing and judging periods.

Requirements

Eligible participants can submit their apps anytime during the submission period.

All submissions must:

  • Agree and adhere to the Adobe Creative SDK Terms of Use
  • Must be a new application, or an existing application that has integrated the Adobe Creative SDK after the start of the submission period.

All submissions require:

  1. A link to a publically available video of your App demo (<5 minutes) on YouTube or Vimeo.
  2. A link to your GitHub Repo or the deployed App for testing
  3. A brief description of your App (< 500 words)
  4. Every individual on a team must submit this form for eligibility saying that they have read and understood the Official Rules.

 

How to enter

  1. Go to the Creative SDK website and register for an Adobe ID. 
  2. Download the Creative SDK and get your unique Client ID and Client Secret. 
  3. Take a look through our Getting Started guides. 
  4. Register your App for approval when submission is ready.
  5. Submit your App on this website. 

IMPORTANT!

Every individual on a team must submit this form for eligibility saying that they have read and understood the Official Rules.

Judges

Scott Belsky

Scott Belsky
VP Products, CC Ecosystem & Behance | Adobe

Khoi Vinh

Khoi Vinh
Principal Designer | Adobe

Mark Niemann-Ross

Mark Niemann-Ross
Content Manager for the Developer segment | lynda.com

Judging Criteria

  • Effective Use of the Creative SDK
    Does your app effectively use multiple parts of the Creative SDK? Is your use of Creative SDK integral to the app?
  • Overall Design
    Does your app display good design and UI/UX?
  • Market Readiness
    Is it ready to ship and free of obvious bugs?
  • Impact/Value
    Does your app solve a need?