2017 Adobe Certified Associate World Championship

The 2017 Adobe Certified Associate (ACA) World Championship is now open for students between ages 13-22 to enter. Please read through this website carefully and research as much as you can!

By passing an ACA certification exam, students will receive their best exam result as points towards their national ranking score. The student with the highest national ranking score wins a trip to Disneyland in California to represent Australia at the Adobe Certified Associate World Championship!

Achieving an ACA certification and entering the Championship looks great on resumes and speaks volumes about students’ digital media skills and abilities. It will set you apart from the crowd and helps you on your way to success.

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2016 ACA National Championship Design Brief

The Song Room – a national not-for-profit organisation that brightens the futures of Australia’s most disadvantaged children with tailored, high-quality music and arts programs, delivered in partnership with schools across the country.

Download the Design Brief

The Song Room has recently launched the new-look ARTS:LIVE digital music and arts education hub. 

Design Elements

Download a copy of all the design elements – fonts, images, logos and brand guidelines!

Don’t forget to do as much research as you can on The Song Room. Make sure you check out their website, Twitter account, Facebook Page, YouTube channel, LinkedIn Page and Instagram Account.

Register a School

Schools that register in this method will receive the design brief and a list of helpful resources.

Register as an Individual Student

Students that register in this method will receive the design brief and a list of helpful resources.

National Championship Deadline








Qualifying entries uploaded by midnight on 26 May 2017 will be judged by each of our judges in a specific area. Scores will be accumulated and ranked by score, with The Song Room’s score used to determine results where one or more students may have received the same final score.

26 May 2017

Brisbane, Queensland

The Song Room

The Song Room

The Song Room judges (Alice Gerlach, Steve Harris, Timm Webb, Tom Capell & Caroline Aebersold) are an experienced group of non-profit managers, marketers, educators and content producers, driven by the vision that all children have the opportunity to participate in music and the arts to enhance their education, personal development and community involvement

Tim Kitchen

Tim Kitchen


Tim is an educator, passionate about encouraging creative teaching and learning experiences and is responsible
for managing a range of Adobe education programs within the Asia Pacific region
Elisabeth Bell

Elisabeth Bell

Industry Expert

Elisabeth Bell is a Licensed Artist and an internationally recognised Children’s illustrator. Her delightful compositions are inspired by her memories of childhood and the sweet innocence of young children and are loved worldwide.

JB Tinker

JB Tinker


Starting out with coding and design using Adobe technologies back in the 90’s, JB has experience in both the requirements to become Adobe certified and also applying a design concept into a working business setting.

World Championship

Disneyland, Anaheim 

The 2017 Adobe Certified Associate (ACA) World Championship is now open for students between ages 13-22 to enter.

The World Championships will be held at Disneyland, California from 30 July – 2 August 2017.

At the World Championship, students will be designing for Iridescent, a science, engineering, and technology education nonprofit organization that empowers underrepresented young people to become self-motivated learners, inventors, and leaders.

1st Place

$7,000 USD

Medal of achievement



Other prizes from Adobe

2nd Place

$3,500 USD

Medal of achievement

3rd Place

$1,500 USD

Medal of achievement


We want you to have the materials you need to promote the ACA World Championship in your 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.

Promotional Materials

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Who can participate in the Championship?

Anyone may participate in the qualification round of testing, but to participate in the World Championship, candidates must be students that are enrolled in an approved, degree-seeking academic institution recognized in Australia. Students must also be between the ages of 13 and 22 (as of June 15, 2017). Students participating in the World Championship must be able to provide proof of age and student status upon request.

Employees of Certiport, Inc., the sponsoring Certiport Authorized Partner, their affiliates, subsidiaries, parent and related companies and agencies and those individuals living in the same household as employees are not eligible. All federal, state and local laws and regulations apply. Void where prohibited or restricted by law. By taking an eligible Exam and entering this Championship, participants agree to abide by all terms of these Official Rules.

What is Certiport’s Adobe Certified Associate World Championship?

The 2017 Adobe Certified Associate World Championship presented by Certiport, Inc. is a global competition that tests students’ skills on Adobe’s InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop. Top students are invited to represent their respective countries at the World Championship. At the World Championship Event, each student competes for World Champion by designing to a real world brief for the chosen charity.