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ACA World Championship 2015

ACA World Championship 2015
The Adobe Certified Associate World Championship is a global competition that identifies and honours the next generation of design professionals using Adobe software.

In 2015 one student will will win the trip of a lifetime to represent the UK & Ireland at the final round of the Championship in Dallas, Texas from August 9th to 12th.  This is the third year of the ACA World Championship which has already seen great participation from across the UK & Ireland.  Brian Males from Coventry University and Lesley McConnell from Academy Class had the honour of representing the region at the 2013 and 2014 World Championships respectively. 




ACA World Championship Prizes

The UK & Ireland Champion will win the trip of a lifetime to Dallas, Texas and the chance to compete for the World Championship (with a top prize $5,000 USD)!   Visit the ACA World Championship website for more information.

Taking Part

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 Regional Final in June 2015. 

  • First Qualifying Round (October 1, 2014 - December 31, 2014)

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 Regional Final in June 2015. 

Update (March 4, 2015): First Qualifying Round Finalists Announced!

  • Second Qualifying Round (January 1, 2015 - May 31, 2015)

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 Regional Final in June 2015.

Take an ACA Photoshop, InDesign or Illustrator exam in the First Round to qualify!

  • Regional Final (June 10, 2015)
The Regional Final will bring together the 20 finalists (selected in the two Qualifying Rounds) at an event in June 2015 to determine the UK & Ireland Champion.

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 finalists work.


*Terms and Conditions apply.  For full Terms and Conditions of local UK & Ireland competition please email info@prodigylearning.com. 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, 2015).