Certiport names 2016 Adobe Certified Associate U.S. National Champions

Winners prove expertise in digital design and will travel to Orlando, Florida for ACA World Championship

alt Lake City, UTAH – July 20, 2016

ACA World Championship

Certiport (www.certiport.com), a Pearson VUE business, the leading test delivery solution provider for the global workforce and academic markets, today announces the 2016 Adobe® Certified Associate (ACA) U.S. National Champions. The winners topped more than 80,000 contestants from 45 states to win a spot to compete in the ACA World Championship (ACAWC) August 7-10 in Orlando, Florida. Students entered the competition by earning their ACA certification and submitting a design project they created using advanced digital design skills.

The ACA U.S. National Champions are as follows:

  • Andrew Baez, Middle Creek High School, North Carolina
  • Amanda Galvan, Southwest Career and Technical Academy, Nevada
  • Rachel Larson, Niceville High School, Florida

These students are now invited to the ACA World Championship presented by Certiport, a global competition that tests students’ design skills using Adobe Photoshop®, Adobe Illustrator® and Adobe InDesign® and promotes industry certification. Finalists are expected to come from more than 20 countries to demonstrate their proficiency in using industry-leading Adobe software to complete a real-world design challenge for the International Child Art Foundation.

“The work these three U.S. finalists submitted demonstrated a creative and technical mastery of digital design concepts and we believe they will represent the U.S. well at the World Championship,” said Craig Bushman, vice president of marketing for Certiport. “Every student who entered has earned ACA certification, which validates their skills for college and career and will set them apart from their peers as they continue to progress.”

A first ($5,000), second ($2,500) and third ($1,000) place ACA World Champion will be chosen based on a panel of judges reviewing the final design projects. Visit www.ACAChampionship.com for more information.

About Certiport

Certiport, a Pearson VUE business, is the leading provider of certification exam development, delivery and program management services delivered through an expansive network of over 14,000 Certiport Authorized Testing Centers worldwide. Certiport manages a sophisticated portfolio of leading certification programs including: the official Microsoft Office Specialist certification program, the Microsoft Technology Associate certification program, the Microsoft Certified Educator program, the Adobe® Certified Associate certification program, the Autodesk Certified User and Autodesk Certified Professional certification programs, the Intuit QuickBooks Certified User certification program, and the IC3 Digital Literacy certification. Certiport reliably delivers over three million tests each year throughout the secondary, post-secondary, workforce, and corporate technology markets in 148 countries and 26 languages worldwide. For more information, www.certiport.com or follow Certiport on Twitter at www.twitter.com/certiport.

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Allison Yrungaray

“Every student who entered has earned ACA certification, which validates their skills for college and career and will set them apart from their peers as they continue to progress.”
Craig Bushman, Vice President of Marketing, Certiport, A Pearson Vue Business