What is the ACA World Championships?

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.

Official Rules

Learn the official rules to participate in the ACA World Championship.

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!

Find out which Certiport authorized testing centres are participating here.

What’s the deadline to enter?


June 16, 2020

First day to enter the 2021 ACA World Championships

June 15, 2021

Deadline to enter the ACA Photoshop, Illustrator, or InDesign score into the 2021 ACA World Championship.

August 1-4, 2021

ACA World Championship in Anaheim, California, USA

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.