Certiport Names 2024 Adobe Certified Professional US National Champions

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 2024 Adobe Certified Professional US National Championship

Adobe Certified Professional US National Champions are as follows:

  1. Kristina Mohr, Illinois  
  2. Sophie de Winter, Virginia  
  3. Paola Leal, Georgia  
  4. Hailey Tsang, Washington  
  5. Abigail Hrncir, Virginia  
  6. Jason Derr, Oklahoma  
  7. Sophia Yates, Oklahoma  
  8. Marina Medrano, Connecticut 
  9. Jayden Alyson Melo, Florida  
  10. Hannah Forbes, Florida 

Across the US, students ages 13 to 22 became eligible for Certiport’s Adobe Certified Professional US National Championship by earning an Adobe Certified Professional certification in Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, or InDesign. Certified students entered original design creations and 50 were selected to compete at the Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista – Disney Springs® from June 17-19.  

Finalists had eight hours to create a design project for Choose Kindness, who also served as judges for the competition.

“We are so grateful for the opportunity to have been the real-world, non-profit client for the 2024 Adobe Certified Professional US National Championship,” said Mark Welling, Chief Strategy Officer at Cook Center for Human Connection. “The Choose Kindness program is designed to Create a Culture of Kindness within schools to promote connectedness and combat bullying. The artwork created at the US National Championship will help our foundation promote our mission to create cultures of kindness throughout the nation.”  

“The talent demonstrated by the winners of the Adobe Certified Professional US National Championship is simply inspiring,” said Craig Bushman, General Manager of Certiport. “We are exceptionally proud to host the US national winners at the world championship in Anaheim, California, this July. The US’s entrants, together with all other national winners from around the world, will have an exceptional experience in meeting, sharing stories and experiences, and competing against other entrants from other countries. A competition such as this gives us a chance to see what these students can do with the Adobe Creative Cloud applications under pressure, with a time limit, and for a real client. Their Adobe certifications and success in this competitive event will be the first step to a successful career.” 

The top three finalists will now advance to Certiport’s Adobe Certified Professional World Championship from July 28 - 31 in Anaheim, California. Finalists from more than 30 countries will come to the World Championship and demonstrate their proficiency using Adobe Creative Cloud. 

“The Adobe Certified Professional National and World Championships give students the incredible opportunity to showcase their creative talent and technical knowledge in a real-world design scenario,” said Liana Maharaj, Head of Student Learning and Certification at Adobe. “We have no doubt that their professional certifications, as well as the experience gained in this competition, will provide them with an advantage in their careers.” 

Learn more about the Adobe Certified Professional US National Championship here.