Aussie student – 2nd Place in World ACA Championships


Special congratulations to Western Australian Student Elliot Tawns who, overnight in California, was announced as the second place global winner of the Adobe Certified Associate (ACA) World Championships.


The ACA World Championship is a global competition run by Certiport who mange formal certification for Adobe, Microsoft, Autodesk and other software companies. The aim of the competition is to tests students’ design skills using Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign.

More than 110,000 students entered worldwide, and 47 finalists came to California to compete in the world championships. Students are selected from those who have successfully completed an ACA certificate and then go on to win their regional competition. The regional winners are invited to represent their countries at the World Championship where they are asked to create a designated design project for a chosen nonprofit client chosen by Certiport.

At the age of 21, Elliot (from Shenton Park, West Australia) is studying Printing and Graphic Arts at North Metropolitan TAFE in Perth who have been very successful in the regional competition in recent years. Click here for an article written when Elliot won the national competition.

Click here to see samples of Elliot’s art via Instagram.


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