Certiport Crowns 2017 Adobe Certified Associate World Champion from USA

The first, second and third place ACA World Champions

The winners of the 2017 Adobe Certified Associate (ACA) World Championship have been announced by Certiport, the leading test delivery solution provider for the global workforce and academic markets.

In its 5th year, the competition attracted more than 110,000 candidates from 67 countries to prove their superior digital communications skills. Ana Katarina Charvet from Las Vegas, Nevada, USA won the top prize out of 47 finalists who came to the final round of competition at the Disneyland Resort Hotel in Anaheim, California, USA from July 31 – August 2, 2017.

The 2017 ACA World Champions are:


  • First place: Ana Katarina Charvet, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
  • Second place: Elliot Tawns, Australia
  • Third place and People’s Choice Award: Yi-An Chen, Taiwan
  • Fourth place: José Antonio Martínez Caballero, Mexico
  • Fifth place: Soham Khatadare, India
  • Sixth place: Alyson Janina Vidal Silva, Chile
  • Seventh place: Franz Felipe Otiniano Camino, Peru
  • Eighth place: Yi-Jing Lin, Taiwan
  • Ninth place: Angel Patricio Canales Cifuentes, Chile
  • Tenth place: Arisara Kotchatin, Thailand

“The ACA World Champions join a list of illustrious young people who have impressed us with their talent and job-ready skills since we started this competition five years ago to promote industry certification,” said Aaron Osmond, general manager, Certiport. “In order to take artistic ability and translate it into the workforce, you have to be able to follow instructions and use the most popular industry tools efficiently. These students did that for our client and exceeded expectations.”

Finalists were asked to create a 16 by 20-inch poster in both print-ready and digital format for client Iridescent, a science, engineering and technology education nonprofit organization that empowers underrepresented youth to become self-motivated learners, inventors and leaders. They were given 8 hours and could use Adobe Photoshop Creative Cloud (CC), Adobe Illustrator CC and/or Adobe InDesign CC. They were judged on their creative and technical skills, as well as their ability to implement the client’s vision and message. The top ten final entries can be viewed here.

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