Not every day do you get paid to be creative!

How many times in your life have you had the opportunity to win $10,000 to use your imagination?

Through their Imagination Challenge, Adobe is offering up 5 grand prizes of $10,000 each, as well as 36 $550 prizes for runners-up. What would you do if you had a $10,000 back-to-school budget? MacBook Air, new wardrobe, book fees… the possibilities are endless!

Here’s the scoop…

You have four chances to enter from August 21, 2011 through October 15, 2011.

You can enter all four times!

Entry Period 1: 8/21/11 – 9/3/11
Entry Period 2: 9/4/11 – 9/17/11
Entry Period 3: 9/18/11 – 10/1/11
Entry Period 4: 10/2/11 – 10/15/11

At the end of each period, finalists will be chosen by a panel of celebrity judges, including: 

Adobe is inviting you to showcase your creativity and share it with the world. Create your own original design using an Adobe product or combination of products from Adobe Creative Suite 5.5 Student and Teacher Edition. If you don’t have Adobe, don’t worry! They are offering a free 30-day trial.

As if all of this isn’t exciting enough, Adobe is ALSO offering up to 80% off AND free gifts to students who buy Adobe CS 5.5.

View all of the Imagination Challenge entries in the Imagination Gallery, make comments and vote for your favorites to win daily prizes. Each day you vote you’re entered to win a $50 gift card. Voting begins September 11, 2011.

So, now that you’ve got all the deets… what are you waiting for? Start creating!