Danny Tse Wei Chun, a student from UTAR claims his winning title at the annual Adobe Certified Associate (ACA) World Championship, beating 65,000 contestants global-wide. Meanwhile, another fellow Malaysian, Teo Sze Ting was placed fifth.
For the finals, the shortlisted contestants were given tasks to come up with three marketing asset designs within six hours. Danny Tse was among the 51 finalists from over 65,000 submissions to take part in it.
Each contestant had to display their digital and professional skills in using Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign to come up with the designs.
Every year, the company Certiport organises the Adobe Certified Associate World Championship. ACA is a global competition that tests the design skills of students around the world with Adobe Creative Suite such as Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign. Certiport is the leading provider of certification exam services. However, for this year, the global competition was held online.
The competition went from the 16th of November till the 18th. Participants would create a design project for one of Certiport’s non-profit clients, Limbitless Solutions. The client is a US-based non-profit that makes affordable and accessible prosthetics for children. The line of judges comprised of those from Certiport, Limbitless and Adobe’s own experts. The top prize consists of USD7,000, a medal of achievement, a certificate and a trophy.
This marks the 8th year for the global competition that attracted contestants from 65 countries.
Certiport announced the winners of the 2021 ACA World Championship, with Danny Tse from UTAR as the winner. The second place goes to SouGustavoza from Brazil, and the third is by Indonesia’s Gina Anjarizky Amalia. While the fourth was by Anh Duong Viet from Vietnam and the fifth by Sze Ting Teo from Malaysia.
Tse and Teo have made Malaysia proud and earned accolades from world-class industry players including Certiport as well as Higher Education Minister Datuk Seri Dr Noraini Ahmad, herself.
What a magnificent performance our young champions have put up, hats off to them. I hope this success will motivate and inspire more students from all sectors to put themselves out there and showcase their talents to the world.Datuk Seri Dr Noraini Ahmad , Education Minister
University Tunku Abdul Rahman’s (UTAR) Dean of Creative Industries Dr David Tneh Cheng Eng applauded his achievement, stating that they were very proud of Danny’s result.
(Source: New Strait Times)