Certiport Names 2021 Adobe Certified Associate U.S. National Online Champions

SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH – June 24, 2021

Certiport, a Pearson VUE business and the leading provider of performance-based IT certification exams that accelerate academic and career opportunities for learners, today announced the winners of the 2021 Adobe Certified Associate (ACA) U.S. National Online Championship.

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

  • Jake Owens, Kings High School, Ohio
  • Alex John Tomy, Maine East High School, Illinois
  • Javier A. Montes, Harmony High School, Florida

ACA US Winners 2021 Projects

More than 44,000 entrants between the ages of 13 and 22 qualified for the ACA U.S. National Online Championship by earning an ACA certification in Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator or InDesign. Certified students entered original design creations and a team of creative judges selected the top submissions as the ACA U.S. National Online Champions.

“Although we couldn’t host a live competition this year, we were highly impressed by the caliber and creativity of this year’s students,” said Ray Murray, General Manager of Certiport. “These students showed that despite substantial obstacles, they’re able to leverage their certification skills to create professional level designs. Their Adobe certifications and success in this competitive event will be the first step to a successful career.”

“The ACA U.S. and World Championships give students the incredible opportunity to showcase their creative talent and technical knowledge,” said Tacy Trowbridge, Global Education Programs Lead at Adobe. “We are impressed with the U.S. Champions’ submissions and look forward to seeing where these skills take them next. It is thrilling to see students achieve professional-level skills and certifications for Creative Cloud software so early in their careers.”

You can learn more about the ACA U.S. National Online Championship here.

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 15,000 Certiport Authorized Testing Centers worldwide. Certiport manages a sophisticated portfolio of leading certification programs including: the official Microsoft Office Specialist certification program, the Microsoft Certified Fundamentals certification program, the Microsoft Certified Educator program, the Adobe® Certified Associate certification program, the Autodesk Certified User certification program, the Intuit certification program, the App Development with Swift certification program, the Unity Certified User certification program, the Communication Skills for Business certification program, the IC3 Digital Literacy certification, and the Entrepreneurship and Small Business certification program. 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, certiport.com or follow Certiport on Twitter at Twitter.com/Certiport.

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Although we couldn’t host a live competition this year, we were highly impressed by the caliber and creativity of this year’s students.
Ray Murray, General Manager of Certiport