Prodigy Learning today announced UK children’s charity Over the Wall as the charity partner for the ACA World Championship inaugural UK Final on June 10, 2015. OTW provides free of charge Therapeutic Recreation camps to help children with life-limiting illnesses and their families, reach beyond the perceived limitations of illness to rediscover a whole new world of possibilities.
The Adobe Certified Associate World Championship is a global competition that identifies and honours the next generation of design professionals using Adobe software. The Regional Final will bring together the 20 finalists at an event hosted by Adobe UK on June 10, 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 for Over the Wall using Adobe Creative Cloud software. The UK & Ireland Champion will be determined based on an evaluation of the finalists work. The 2015 UK & Ireland Champion will win the trip of a lifetime (sponsored by Prodigy Learning) to represent the region and compete at the final round of the World Championship in Dallas, Texas.
Prodigy Learning also confirmed today that the Second Qualifying Round for the Final has been extended until May 31, 2015.
A final 10 students from around the UK & Ireland can join the list
of confirmed Finalists by taking an eligible ACA exam during May.
Kevin Mathieson (Chief Executive, Over the Wall) commenting on the announcement said: “Over the Wall children’s charity is delighted to have been chosen as the charity partner for the ACA Certified Associate (ACA) UK Championship and are excited to be involved in this event. We are confident that the participating students using Adobe products will produce outcomes which will benefit us and the hundreds of seriously ill children we support each year.”
Dani Durrant (Leadership and Talent Development Operations Specialist – EMEA, Adobe) noted: “We are extremely pleased to be hosting the first ACA World Championship UK Final at Adobe’s Head office in Maidenhead. We are delighted to be connecting young people with tools and technology to not only improve their individual skills, but to be able to tell a story using local charity Over the Wall as the subject matter. The great thing about this programme is that it is about much more than the technology – it’s about igniting creative confidence in youth and developing life and professional skills through the creative process!”
Andrew Flood (CEO, Prodigy Learning) added: “The ACA Championship UK Final presented a unique opportunity for us to give tangible benefit to a very deserving charity while also giving real-world design experience to a very talented group of design students. We are excited to see the projects the students produce using Adobe Creative Cloud and will be proud to see the artwork used for such a good cause as Over the Wall.”
About Over the Wall (OTW)
Over the Wall is a national UK children’s charity and a member of the international SeriousFun Children’s Network. OTW provides free of charge Therapeutic Recreation camps to help children with life-limiting illnesses and their families, reach beyond the perceived limitations of illness to rediscover a whole new world of possibilities. Through participation in a proven programme of fun-filled recreational and educational activities, the camps help promote inclusion whilst developing the confidence, self-esteem, coping strategies and peer relationships of all the campers.