Mark Your Calendar! Adobe Hosting An Online (Yes, Online) Scavenger Hunt

Do you love scavenger hunts? I’ll assume you do since EVERYONE loves a good scavenger hunt! While that may be a bit of an overstatement, the awesome prizes that you could win an online hunt run by Adobe are the real deal. In anticipation of Monday’s announcement of Adobe Creative Cloud and CS6, they’re running a fun online scavenger hunt where you could win $10,000 and a lifetime Creative Cloud membership.

Don’t even know what Creative Cloud is? I can tell you that it’s awesome and going to be really helpful for schools. I’m legally not allowed to say much more than that. The only other bit of info I can offer is to come back to Edudemic on Monday for full coverage of everything Adobe is announcing. Sorry to be a tease.

How To Participate

First, you should know Adobe is hosting an in-person scavenger hunt for those lucky enough to live in San Francisco. More details on that are here. But if you’re like the rest of us, you’ll want to find out how to do this online scavenger hunt. Here’s the skinny:

For those of you not located in the Bay, there’s also an option to play online for the chance to win one of three 1-year Creative Cloud memberships. On Monday April 23, there’s also an option to play online for the chance to win one of three 1-year Creative Cloud memberships. All you need to do is scour the web using the clues Adobe provides, and be one of the first people to cross the virtual finish line.

Here’s how the online scavenger hunt will work: Register here now! When you register, you’ll get an email with a link to the first clue. Keep it because the #SocialHunt begins at noon PT on Monday April 23rd.  The scavenger hunt is a 3 hour race to the end where the first 3 people who provide the correct phrase on the Acrobat form will win a free 1-year Creative Cloud Membership.  Anyone 18 year older can take part. Read more about the terms and conditions.  Ready to play? Remember to register and be sure you’re connected to the web those 3 hours between noon and 3 p.m. PT on Monday, April 23.  For more details read Adobe’s Creative Layer Blog Post.

San Francisco Scavenger Hunt

In promotion of Adobe’s newest Creative Cloud offering, on Adobe is putting on a scavenger hunt in San Francisco on Monday as well for those of you who reside in the area.  Why participate?   Because it will be fun – AND, The grand prize is $10,000 and a lifetime Creative Cloud membership, with two runner up prizes of 1-year Creative Cloud membership.  Beginning at noon PT and ending at 6:00 p.m. PT, there will be a total of 6 destinations around the city that you can’t miss with “creative cloud visuals” placed out and about.

As you arrive at each destination, quickly check-in on foursquare, tweet about your whereabouts, and grab a puzzle piece from the Adobe staffer.   You’ll need to collect a puzzle piece from each location to construct the full jigsaw puzzle. You will then present your completed puzzle to staff when you arrive at your final destination – the Adobe San Francisco office.

Three secretly marked puzzles out of the 500 total will be winners. The grand prize is $10,000 and a lifetime Creative Cloud membership, with two runner up prizes of 1-year Creative Cloud memberships.   The official start time is 12 p.m. PT and the hunt will be over at 6 p.m. PT. You can complete the hunt at any time between those hours and visit the locations in any order, but you must end at Adobe San Francisco before 6 p.m. PT. The route will take under 2 hours on foot, and even less time by bike.

Live Webcast Of Announcement

On April 23rd, Adobe will be hosting a launch event to announce how the company is reinventing creative software with the first release of Adobe Creative Cloud and the new Creative Suite 6. This will be the first full public demonstration of Adobe Creative Cloud in action. The company will also preview future updates, available later this year, to its Creative Cloud offering.

In addition, the company will unveil new primary research on the impact of creativity on our culture and economy, and reveal new initiatives that encourage creativity in education.  The launch event will be streamed live beginning at 10 a.m. PT and will be available there as a continuous rebroadcast from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. PT on April 23. An on-demand version will be available beginning April 24. On Twitter, see how #Adobe is reinventing the creative process with #CreativeCloud and #CS6!