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5th Adobe Certified Associate Championship Malaysia 2020 continues to bring young Malaysian designers to greater heights

The 5th Annual Edition of ACA (Adobe Certified Associate) Championship Malaysia 2020, a Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) program organized by Acestar Sdn. Bhd. (Acestar), was recently launched and officiated by Ministry of Youth and Sports Malaysia (KBS), Department of Higher Education (JPT) and Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC). The competition is also supported by HP, Intel, Wacom, Adobe and The Breast Cancer Foundation as well.

What is Adobe Certified Associate (ACA) Championship Malaysia?

The ACA Championship provides a platform for young students in Malaysia from all institutions of higher learning, including secondary schools, colleges, universities and polytechnics to showcase their creativity, skills and talents using Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign, which are in
demand today by the industry and academia. The Grand Winner of ACA Championship Malaysia 2020 will compete in the ACA World Championship in California, USA.

ACA Championship Malaysia 2020 will be held in three-parts which are Competition kick-off & Briefing for Design Subject; Live Test for Top 30 Finalist; and the Grand Finale in conjunction with SEA Connect – The Creative Conference 2020. Firstly, for part one, over one thousand students from all over Malaysia will be briefed on the ACA Championship Malaysia 2020 theme, topic, rules and regulation, which will be held on the 19th March 2020. The participants will be given time until 1st April 2020 at 3.00pm to submit their final competition artwork where the Top 30 Finalist Artworks will be chosen by the judges to move on to the Live Test Round of the ACA Championship Malaysia 2020. For part two, the Top 30 Finalist will sit for an 8-hours Live Test at an un-disclosed location on 23rd April 2020. The Live Test Round is the final step for participants to determine who will be the Grand Prize Winner. Finally, the Grand Prize Winner of the ACA Championship Malaysia 2020 will be announced at the Grand Finale held in conjunction with SEA Connect – The Creative Conference 2020, which will be held on 14th May 2020 at Grand Nexus, Connexion, Bangsar South, Kuala Lumpur. The Grand Prize Winner of ACA Championship Malaysia 2020 will represent Malaysia in the ACA World Championship in California, USA held on 15th June 2020.

Why ACA is important for Malaysia by Natalie Sit and Muhammad Luqman

Natalie Sit, Group Chief Executive Officer of Acestar giving her speech

According to Natalie Sit, Group Chief Executive Officer of Acestar, “With the Vision to build Malaysia as the hub for the creative industry in Asia, we created ACA Championship Malaysia 2020 to provide the youths in Malaysia with the opportunity to showcase their design skills using Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign. As part of our CSR program, we will also be sponsoring the Grand Winner representing Malaysia to compete in the ACA World Championship in the US.”

Muhammad Luqman Hakim bin Mohd Hanapiah, the Grand Prize Winner of ACA
Championship Malaysia 2019 from Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris, was giving his speech in the event

Muhammad Luqman Hakim bin Mohd Hanapiah, the Grand Prize Winner of ACA Championship Malaysia 2019 from Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris, said, “The ACA Championship Malaysia 2019 and ACA World Championship was truly a humbling experience. I am honestly honored to have the opportunity to represent Malaysia on a prestigious international level, and I have gained so much knowledge and experience from this journey. I would like to thank Acestar for having such a valuable and eye-opening competition such as this that has enable me to see the endless potential that the creative industry has to offer. I urge the youths of Malaysia to leap into the Creative Industry as there are many opportunities
that are yet to be discovered.”

For further information regarding ACA Championship Malaysia 2020, Acestar, SEA Connect – The Creative Conference and Creative Cloud Community (CCC), please visit: https://acachampionship.my/ ; http://www.acestar.my/ ; https://www.facebook.com/seaconnectcc/ ; and https://creativecc.pro/ respectively.

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