Update on the 2021 ACA World Online Championship

October 14, 2021

Certiport is excited to announce the 2021 ACA World Online Championship on November 16-18, 2021.
To learn more about the competition, please check out our official 2021 ACA World Online Championship website here.

The ACA World Championship has been cancelled for 2021. The information found on this website is from previous competitions. Please visit the ACA World Online Championship website for information regarding the newly launched online championship for 2021.

What is the ACA World Championship?

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.

Learn how to compete in your country

How do I compete?

Get certified to compete! By taking an Adobe Certified Associate exam in either Photoshop, Illustrator, or InDesign, you’ll be automatically entered into the ACA World Championship and could be chosen to represent your country!

The Certiport team is proud to partner with our Solution Providers around the world.

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What will I win?

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, 2020

First day to enter the 2021 ACA World Championship

First day to enter

First day to enter the 2021 ACA World Championship


June 15, 2021

Deadline to enter your ACA certification exam for the 2021 ACA World Championship

Deadline to Enter

Last day to enter the 2021 ACA World Championship


August 1-4, 2021

ACA World Championship in Anaheim, CA, USA


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


Looking to promote the competition?

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.

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Official rules

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


Frequently asked questions

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?
Search our hashtag #ACAWC on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

View winners & artwork

ACA Championship Hall of Fame

The ACA Championship doesn’t end with the awards ceremony. Winners go on to compete and succeed in higher education and the job market.

Want to read the stories of some of our top ACA Champions from the past and find out where they are now? Download a copy of our e-book “Where Are They Now: Stories of Adobe Certified Associates”.

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