The Adobe Certified Associate (ACA) World Championship is a global competition that identifies and honours the next generation of design professionals using Adobe software.
In 2019 one student will win the trip of a lifetime to represent the UK & Ireland at the final round of the Championship in NEW YORK in July.
This is the seventh year of the ACA World Championship which has already seen great participation from across the UK & Ireland. In 2018 finalists from universities and colleges around the UK & Ireland competed at the ACA World Championship UK & Ireland Final at the Design Museum in London.
Taylor Sharpe from Coventry University was crowned 2018 UK & Ireland Champion and represented the region at the ACA World Championship Final in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter in Orlando, Florida.
ACA World Championship Prizes
The UK & Ireland Champion will win the trip of a lifetime to New York and the chance to compete for the World Championship (with a top prize $7,000 USD)! Visit the ACA World Championship website
To participate*, students must first take and pass a qualifying Adobe Certified Associate Photoshop, InDesign or Illustrator exam in one of the two Qualifying Rounds to be eligible for invitation to the UK & Ireland Final.
- First Qualifying Round (October 22nd, 2018 - December 21st, 2018)
5 students from around the UK & Ireland will be chosen using the "top-score method" (highest exam score and lowest exam-taking time) to qualify for the UK & Ireland Final in June 2019.
- Second Qualifying Round (January 1st, 2019 - May 10th, 2019)
10 students from around the UK & Ireland will be chosen using the "top-score method" (highest exam score and lowest exam-taking time) to qualify for the UK & Ireland Final in June 2019. During the Second Qualifying Round, 5 Finalists will also be selected from academic institutions hosting Regional TestFests.
UK & Ireland Final (14th June 2019)
The UK & Ireland Final will bring together the 20 finalists (selected in the two Qualifying Rounds) in London on 14th June 2019 to determine the UK & Ireland Champion, winning trip of a lifetime to compete in ACA World Championship Final in New York, July 28th - 31st 2019.
The event will see finalists compete in a design challenge where they will be given instructions, project requirements, and assets to complete a real–world design challenge using Adobe Creative Cloud software. The UK & Ireland Champion will be determined based on an evaluation of the finalist's work.
*Terms and Conditions apply. For full Terms and Conditions of local UK & Ireland competition please email firstname.lastname@example.org. To compete in the final round of the Championship, students must be enrolled in an approved, accredited learning institution and be 13 to 22 years of age (as of June 15, 2019). UK & Ireland Champion must be available to travel to New York from London from July 29 to August 1, 2019.