Congratulations to the 2023 Adobe Certified Professional World Champions!
The winners of the 2022 Adobe Certified Professional World Championship have been announced by Certiport, the leading provider of performance-based IT certification exams that accelerate academic and career opportunities for learners.
In its 9th year, the competition attracted more than 238,000 contestants worldwide to prove their superior digital communications skills using Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign. Salma Sanchez from the United States won the top prize out of 22 finalists who came together for the final round of the global competition from July 24-27.
The 2022 Adobe Certified Professional World Champions are as follows:
- First place, Salma Sanchez, USA
- Second place, Manoela Campos, Brazil
- Third place, Keavey Gamwell, United Kingdom
- Fourth place, Xixillia Sunaryo, Indonesia
- Fifth place, Kalin Chervenkov, Bulgaria
Finalists demonstrated their proficiency using industry-leading Adobe Creative Cloud software to design a poster in eight hours for The Ocean Agency, an NGO dedicated to using creativity, technology, and powerful partnerships to raise the awareness and support necessary to help fast-track ocean conservation action.
"All of the entries demonstrated a clear aptitude for design and an incredible artistic flair," said Richard Vevers, Founder and CEO of The Ocean Agency. "We were really impressed by the professional-level work these students accomplished in just eight hours – which proves they can follow client instructions and use both their innate design abilities and the Adobe skills they’ve learned in school to create something amazing and industry-ready."
A panel of judges including The Ocean Agency and design industry experts reviewed the final projects and determined the winners based on visual appeal, their ability to meet the client’s requirements and brand aesthetics, and their professional use of Adobe Creative Cloud applications. The first-place winner received $7,000, Second $3,500, and Third $1,500.
What is the Adobe Certified Professional World Championship?
The Adobe Certified Professional World Championship presented by Certiport 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.
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How do I compete?
Get certified to compete! By taking an Adobe Certified Professional exam in either Photoshop, Illustrator, or InDesign, you’ll be automatically entered into the Adobe Certified Professional World Championship and could be chosen to represent your country!
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Certiport wants educators to have the materials they need to promote the Adobe Certified Professional 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 World Championship.
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Adobe Certified Professional Championship Hall of Fame
The Adobe Certified Professional 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 Adobe Certified Professional 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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