What is the Adobe Certified Professional U.S. National Championship?
The Adobe Certified Professional U.S. National Championship presented by Certiport, a Pearson VUE Business, is a national competition that tests students' design skills using Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign. Top students are invited to represent their respective states at the U.S. National Championship where they will create a design project for Certiport’s chosen nonprofit client.
How do I compete?
There are two steps to enter. The first step is to pass an Adobe Certified Professional exam in either Photoshop, Illustrator, or InDesign. The second step is entering an original design project with accompanying source files (Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and/or InDesign) to the submission form during the Fall or Spring Qualifier.
After the qualification periods end, candidates with the top projects from around the country will be chosen to compete in the Adobe Certified Professional U.S. National Championship!
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When are the deadlines to enter?
Looking to promote the competition?
Certiport wants educators to have the materials they need to promote the Adobe Certified Professional U.S. National Championship in their classrooms and schools. 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 Adobe Certified Professional U.S. National Championship.
Want to verify all the rules for the Adobe Certified Professional U.S. National Championship? Visit our Official Rules page for more information.
Want to learn more about the Adobe Certified Professional U.S. National Championship? Check out the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page!
Are you a teacher with a competitor coming to the Adobe Certified Professional U.S. National Championship? All educators who have students qualify for the U.S. National Championship will receive a complimentary pass to the CERTIFIED Educator Conference. Join your educator community and explore the pure potential and promise of certification in the classroom.
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View winners & artwork
How do I submit my project?
Are you ready to submit your original project, for a chance to compete in the 2022 Adobe Certified Professional U.S. National Championship presented by Certiport? Click below to upload your project for our judges.
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”.