University of Texas + Adobe Creative Jam LIVE with Adobe XD

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University of Texas + Adobe Creative Jam LIVE with Adobe XD

Register with a team to compete with students across four UT schools in a special Creative Jam LIVE!

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About this event

Use Adobe XD to design an app and present your project to industry experts for insightful feedback. You could win fantastic prizes and bragging rights!

Join Adobe and college students across four University of Texas schools in a beginner-friendly designathon to design solutions that matter. You’ll:

  • Create a team of two from your school before registering
  • Learn the incredible design and prototyping tools of Adobe XD
  • Build a digital app that makes an impact
  • Submit your app and get it reviewed by a panel of professional creatives

Here are the basics you need to know before registering.


Attend two 2-hour sessions online over the course of a week and work with your two person team to compete, from anywhere you like. Working time is only 72 hours, so it is easy to fit it in your schedule.

  • Kickoff session: Friday, Nov 6 @ 6-8 pm CT In this 2-hour kickoff, you’ll get inspired by a keynote speaker, get a quick training session in Adobe XD, and learn how to create a simple interactive mobile prototype! Then we’ll give you a design challenge for your team to answer.
  • Working time: Friday, Nov 6 to Monday, Nov 9 Work virtually with your team to design your digital tool, then submit your prototype for judging. Submissions are due on Monday, Nov 9 @ 4pm CT
  • Finale session: Friday, Nov 13 @ 6-8 pm CT Join the 2-hour presentation and awards ceremony to find out which teams are finalists and will present their work live on-screen to industry & Adobe judges. Winners go home with serious Amazon gift cards in their pockets!


  • 1st place: $250.00 USD Amazon gift card + Adobe Swag
  • 2nd place: $150.00 USD Amazon gift card + Adobe Swag
  • 3rd place: $50.00 USD Amazon gift card + Adobe Swag
  • The rest of the top 10 finalist teams receive a $25.00 USD Amazon gift card.


No previous experience is needed in Adobe XD or Creative Cloud to compete. All skill levels are welcome; see below for software and hardware requirements to participate.

Register as part of a team by Thursday, Nov 5 at midnight CT or you’ll miss out!


  • You must be a currently-enrolled undergraduate or graduate student of University of Texas, San Antonio; University of Texas, Arlington; University of Texas, Dallas; or the University of Texas, Rio Grande Valley. You must currently reside in the United States. Registrations from students not residing in the the US will be cancelled.
  • You must register with a valid campus-issued email address (.edu or equivalent).
  • You may register as part of a team of two. Registrants who are not part of a team will not be able to participate. Please register together as a team to streamline the process.
  • Each person can only register for one ticket, once. Duplicate registrations will be cancelled.


  • The Jam takes place on an online platform called Crowdcast. You’ll need a solid wifi/ethernet connection to watch and participate effectively in the Jam.
  • All participants need a computer with the most recent version of Adobe XD installed. You can use a free XD starter plan if you need access to Adobe XD.
  • If you are a UTSA student you can download Creative Cloud by visiting
  • Check the system requirements needed to run XD on your computer.


Project outcomes are a demonstration of your talent and process and participating teams will own their work. Project ideas will not be owned or used by Adobe.


Registration is limited to undergraduate and graduate students currently enrolled at the University of Texas, San Antonio; University of Texas, Arlington; University of Texas, Dallas; or University of Texas, Rio Grande Valley and reside in the United States. Registrants must register with their official campus email address in order to participate and win. Your responses and information are securely collected and stored by Adobe’s registration provider Eventbrite in accordance with Adobe’s Privacy Policy. NO PUR. NEC. Enter by 11/5/2020. Must be 18+. For complete details, eligible countries, and promotional item descriptions see Official Rules. Void where prohibited. Originator: Adobe

If you have any questions about registration, please contact the team at