ACA Championship

UK & Ireland Virtual Final 2021


Calling all students across the UK & Ireland, are you ready to prove you have the Best of the Best Adobe Creativity Skills?

Could you become the ACA UK & Ireland Champion and win the chance to compete and represent the UK & IE at the ACA WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP Final?

Please see full championship details for 2021 below:

What is the ACA UK & IE Championship?

The Adobe Certified Associate (ACA) World Championship is a global competition that tests students’ skills on Adobe Creative Cloud applications, operated and sponsored in the UK and Ireland by Prodigy Learning. 1000’s of student entrants across the UK & Ireland compete in the ACA UK & IE Championship by passing an Adobe Certified Associate (ACA) Exam each year. One Champion will beat 20 top finalists at the ACA UK & Ireland Championship final and win the opportunity to compete at the ACA World Championship Final!


How to take part & qualify?

To participate, eligible students* must first take, and pass, a qualifying Adobe Certified Associate Photoshop, InDesign or Illustrator exam before entry rounds below:

Round One – Sept 1st to Dec 31st, 2020

  • ¬†5 students from across the UK & Ireland secure place in the June 2021 Virtual Final.

Round Two – Jan 4th – May 28th, 2021

  • 10 students from across the UK & Ireland secure place in the June 2021 Virtual Final.
  • 5 students selected from academic institution Test Fest’s secure place in the June 2021 Virtual Final.

What to expect at the ACA UK & IE Championship Virtual Final?

20 finalists will be invited to the ACA UK & Ireland Championship Virtual Final 2021. Finalists will compete in a design challenge where they will be given instructions, project requirements and assets to complete a real-world design challenge using Adobe Creative Cloud software. The ACA UK & Ireland Champion will be determined based on an evaluation of the finalist’s work. Our 2020 Charity Partner, Naval Families Federation¬†were blown away by the talent of the young designers who nailed the design brief.

What is the GRAND PRIZE?

The Grand Prize for the ACA UK & IE Champion will be the opportunity to represent the UK & IE and compete and prove their Adobe Creativity Skills on a global stage at the ACA World Championship Final!


The ACA UK & Ireland Championship Final is one of the most exciting events in Prodigy Learning’s calendar year. Despite COVID-19, we successfully crowned the ACA UK & Ireland Champion in 2020 via a virtual final. Prodigy Learning is excited to celebrate the best of the best digital skills and crown the 2021 ACA UK & Ireland Champion via a virtual final in June.

Official ACA World Championship Rules – see

*Terms and Conditions apply. To compete in the final round of the Championship, students must be enrolled in an approved, accredited learning institution and be 13 to 22 years of age (as of June 15, 2021). UK & Ireland Champions must be available to travel to the USA from London in specified ACA World Championship Final 2021 dates.

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