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.


Get certified to compete! By taking an Adobe Certified Associate exam in either Photoshop, Illustrator, or InDesign, your score will be entered into the ACA World Championship and you could be chosen to represent your country! Remember, the process for entering the competition varies by country.

Make sure to contact one of our fantastic Solution Providers around the world for complete details.

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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, 2017

First day to enter the 2018 ACA World Championship

First day to enter

First day to enter the 2018 ACA World Championship


June 15, 2018

Deadline to enter your ACA certification exam for the 2018 ACA World Championship

Deadline to Enter

Last day to enter the 2018 ACA World Championship


July 29-August 1, 2018

ACA World Championship in Orlando, Florida, USA


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



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

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



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


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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