Second place goes to Brazil and Third place to Indonesia in a digital design competition that attracted over 65,000 competitors
SALT LAKE CITY, Nov. 22, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — The winners of the 2021 Adobe Certified Associate World Championship have been announced by Certiport, the leading provider of performance-based IT certification exams that accelerate academic and career opportunities for learners.

In its 8th year, the competition attracted more than 65,000 contestants from 65 countries to prove their superior digital communications skills using Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign. Danny Tse Wei Chun from Malaysia won the top prize out of 51 finalists who came together virtually for the final round of the global competition from November 16-18. 

The 2021 Adobe Certified Associate World Champions are as follows:
First place, Danny Tse Wei Chun, Malaysia Second place, Gustavo Souza, Brazil Third place, Gina Anjarizky Amalia, Indonesia Fourth place, Anh Duong Viet, Vietnam Fifth place, Sze Ting Teo, Malaysia Sixth place, Jake Owens, USA Seventh place, Bodan Kostov, North Macedonia Eighth place, Ieong Meng, Macau Ninth place, Catherine Noelia Guere Rojas, Peru Tenth place, Duy Bui Dinh, VietnamFinalists demonstrated their proficiency using industry-leading Adobe Creative Cloud software to design three marketing assets in six hours for non-profit client Limbitless Solutions. Limbitless Solutions is dedicated to empowering individuals through personalized, creative, and expressive bionics.

“All of the entries demonstrated a clear aptitude for design, and an incredible artistic flair,” said Mrudula Peddinti, Branding Director, Limbitless Solutions “We were really impressed by the professional-level work these students accomplished in just six hours – which proves they can follow client instructions and use both their innate design abilities and the Adobe skills they’ve learned in school to create something amazing. We are grateful we got to work with them to showcase the power of art and engineering in the lives of our bionic families.”

A panel of judges including Limbitless Solutions and design industry experts reviewed the final projects and determined the winners based on visual appeal, their ability to meet the client’s requirements and brand aesthetics, as well as their professional usage of Adobe Creative Cloud applications. The First-place winner received $7,000, Second $3,500, and Third $1,500.

“Creativity is one of the most sought-after skills by employers. These student competitors have demonstrated an astounding level of talent in the Adobe Championship,” said Ray Murray, Vice President and General Manager – IT, Pearson VUE. “Not even a virtual competitive environment could slow down these students. Seeing what these finalists are able to create in just six hours, it’s apparent that they have a deep understanding of digital design concepts and can put their Adobe skills to use in a real-world setting.”

“We enjoy participating in the Adobe Certified Associate World Championship every year, not only to see the wonderful projects created, but also to connect with ambitious, creative students who are launching their careers with industry-recognized certifications,” said Tacy Trowbridge, Global Education Programs Lead at Adobe. “Seeing what the competitors produced for Limbitless Solutions gives us just a taste of their talent. Over the years we’ve watched many of these finalists go on to jobs and internships in creative fields, proving the value of the design and technical skills that they learned in the classroom.”

Next year, Certiport will host the 2022 Adobe Certified Professional World Championship at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel in Anaheim, CA from July 24-27, 2022.

About Certiport

Certiport, a Pearson VUE business, is the leading provider of certification exam development, delivery and program management services delivered through an expansive network of over 15,000 Certiport Authorized Testing Centers worldwide. Certiport manages a sophisticated portfolio of leading certification programs including: the official Microsoft Office Specialist certification program, the Microsoft Certified Fundamentals certification program, the Microsoft Certified Educator program, the Adobe® Certified Professional certification program, the Autodesk Certified User certification program, the Intuit certification program, the App Development with Swift certification program, the Unity Certified User certification program, the Communication Skills for Business certification program, the IC3 Digital Literacy certification, and the Entrepreneurship and Small Business certification program. Certiport reliably delivers over three million tests each year throughout the secondary, post-secondary, workforce, and corporate technology markets in 148 countries and 26 languages worldwide. For more information visit or follow Certiport on Twitter at

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