What is the ACA US National Championship?

The Adobe Certified Associate (ACA) US National Championship presented by Certiport, a Pearson VUE Business, is a national competition that tests students’ design skills using Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign. Top students are invited to represent their respective states at the National Championship where they will create a designated design project for Certiport’s chosen nonprofit client.

How do I compete?

Only two simple steps to enter! The first step is to pass an Adobe Certified Associate exam in either Photoshop, Illustrator, or InDesign. The second step is entering an original project to the submission form below.

Top projects from around the country will be chosen to compete in the live ACA US National Championship!

Click here to upload a project

What will I win?

1st place

  • 3,000
  • Trophy
  • Medal of Achievement
  • Winner’s Certificate
  • All-Expenses Paid Trip to the ACA World Championship

2nd place

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

3rd place

  • 750
  • Medal of Achievement
  • Winner’s Certificate

What’s the deadline to enter?

June 16, 2018

First day to enter the 2019 ACA US National Championship

First day to enter

First day to enter the 2019 ACA US Championship

Questions?

May 17, 2019

Deadline to enter your ACA certification exam for the 2019 ACA US National Championship

Deadline to Enter

Last day to enter the 2019 ACA US Championship

Questions?

June 17-19, 2019

ACA US National Championship

Deadlines

Find out more about how you can get invited to the live 2019 ACA US National Championship

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Looking to promote the competition?

Certiport wants educators to have the materials they need to promote the ACA US National Championship in their classrooms and schools. 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 US National Championship.

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Official rules

Want to verify all the rules for the ACA US National Championship? Visit our Official Rules page for more information.

Rules

Frequently asked questions

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

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How do I submit my project?

Are you ready to submit your original project, for a chance to compete in the 2019 ACA US National Championship? Click below to upload your project for our judges.

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