Friday, June 19th, 2015

The Adobe Certified Associate (ACA) National Championship is a chance for students aged between 13-22 to stand out from the crowd and prove their Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and/or InDesign skills.

Competition Details

Monday morning 22 June 2015




Avondale College, 51 Victor Street, Avondale, Auckland


Richard Gordon, Director XCERIO Digital Skills Institute

Pippa Watson-Smith, The Heart Foundation



Presentation of results and National Adobe Certified Associate Champion


Monday evening 22 June 2015




Mercure Hotel, Auckland, 8 Customs Street East


Richard Gordon, Director XCERIO Digital Skills Institute

Tel: 0420 982 452

Raewyn Macleod, XCERIO Digital Skills Institute

Tel: 021 391 0192

The main highlight of this event is to recognise those New Zealand Students between the ages of 13-22 who have taken the initiative to improve their digital skills through the use of Adobe software.

Finalists at the ACA event will be asked to deliver three pieces of creative work for the 2015 Charity Partner, the Heart Foundation. This work will be assessed at the conclusion of the event by the Heart Foundation and XCERIO representative according to pre-determined judging criteria.

The National Champion named at the conclusion of the day will be recognised as the outstanding individual who best delivered to the charity brief using Adobe Software.

The Champion will be flown to the USA to represent New Zealand at the World Adobe Certified Associate Championship held on 9-12 August 2015 in Dallas, Texas.

More information on the National Championship can be found here:

More information on the World Championship can be found here:

Media Contacts:

Ludivine Walmsley
Marketing Communications Manager
[email protected]

+61 7 3472 5030 or + 61 417 499 030

Local NZ XCERIO Contact:

Raewyn Macleod
[email protected]
021 391 192


XCERIO delivers internationally recognised certification pathways that prepare and empower individuals to reach their full potential, differentiate themselves in a highly competitive digital economy and realise academic and career aspirations.

We have partnered with the world’s leading technology software vendors including Microsoft, Adobe, HP and Autodesk and work with individuals, organisations and governments, helping people and organisations enjoy a competitive advantage by ensuring they are efficient, proficient and productive users of technology.

For more information about XCERIO Digital Skills Institute please visit

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Ludi Walmsley, Marketing and Communications Manager, XCERIO

P: +617 3472 5030
M: +61 417 499 030


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