What is the ACA World Championship?

The Adobe Certified Associate (ACA) World Championship presented by Certiport, Inc. is a global competition that tests students’ design skills using Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign. Top students are invited to represent their respective countries at the World Championship where they will create a designated design project for Certiport’s chosen nonprofit client. In some countries or regions, students are required to participate in a National Championship, and the winners of that event continue on to the World Championship.

Individual partners/countries may have additional published rules.

Click here for more information about competing in your country.

A special thanks to our non-profit partner for allowing us to help them further their mission to create and deliver powerful science, engineering, and technology education to help underprivileged children and youth.

How do I compete?

Get certified to compete! By taking an Adobe Certified Associate exam in either Photoshop, Illustrator, or InDesign, you’ll be automatically entered into the ACA World Championship and could be chosen to represent your country!

The Certiport team is proud to partner with our Solution Providers around the world.

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What will I win?

1st Place

  • $7,000
  • Trophy
  • Medal of Achievement
  • Winner’s Certificate

2nd Place

  • $3,500
  • Medal of Achievement
  • Winner’s Certificate

3rd Place

  • $1,500
  • Medal of Achievement
  • Winner’s Certificate

What’s the deadline to enter?

June 16, 2016

First day to enter the 2017

ACA World Championship

First Day to Enter

First day to enter the 2017 ACA World Championship


June 15, 2017

Deadline to enter your ACA certification exam for the 2017 ACA World Championship

Deadline to Enter

Last day to enter the 2017
ACA World Championship


July 30-August 2, 2017

ACA World Championship in Anaheim, California, USA


Check with your local Solution Provider for more information about deadlines within your country


Looking to promote the competition?

Certiport wants educators to have the materials they need to promote the ACA World Championship in their classroom, school, or country. Visit our Media page to request promotional items, view videos, and download your own posters, fliers, press releases, and other materials to get your students excited about the ACA World Championship.

Let’s Promote

Official Rules

Testing Center FAQs and Student FAQs to answer all your questions on how to get prepared for the competition.


Frequently Asked Questions

Want to learn more about the ACA World Championship? Visit our Frequently Asked Questions page for more information.

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Past Competitions

Do you want to see highlights from our past competitions?
See projects, pictures, and videos from years past!

You can also search our hashtag #ACAWC
on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

View winners and artwork

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