Over the past few weeks much excitement lead up to the awarding of SA’s TOP 3 Adobe Certified Associate Champions last Friday afternoon, 26 June 2015.
Fifteen South African students from various colleges and schools entered the competition this year. Official details about the competition can be located at: www.acachampionship.com
STUDENT FINAL PROJECT POSTERS ON SHOW AT THE AWARDS FUNCTION
Certiport, annually hosts a Worldwide Championship for MOS [Microsoft Office Specialist] and Adobe [Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator]. These competitions are aimed at students between 13 and 22 years who are registered at an educational institution. This year’s competition venue is Dallas, Texas.
NetLEARN is the organiser of the SA National Competition from which the finalists are selected to compete at the World Championships. Last year, NetLEARN sponsored 4 scholars to compete in Disneyland, California.
Below is a Promo Video of the event last year and the announcement of this years location:
NetLEARN is extremely proud of each and every one of the students due to the high standard of creativity and design of their posters. Competition was very stiff this year and the adjudication process took much longer than expected to reach the decision of to award the top three winners in SA.
Students went through a four hour project exam of which the theme was Africa Month, and the Upskilling of our Youth – they were adjudicated on three criteria: Project Requirements, Design Skills and Technical Skills. We invited judges from a variety of design colleges and companies to ensure fairness and to reach the ultimate decision of awarding the top three in SA. Here are some pics of the adjudication at Inscape as well as the students who took part in the project exam.
LINDA BRIEFING THE STUDENTS BEFORE THE START OF THE SATURDAY PROJECT EXAM!
This year the event took place at Parklands College Secondary and we thank Richard Knaggs for agreeing to host the event, setting up the venue and for supplying the refreshments.
In addition, huge appreciation goes to Jessica Ricco, IT Educator at Parklands College for helping prior and on the day of the event.
Tanya Dreyer from Inscape was, without a doubt, a huge inspiration and her coordination and communication were impeccable – thank you Tanya!
We also acknowledge the videographer, Michael Brosziet of Everlasting Memories Videography for doing such a stunning job on the day.
THANK YOU TO DR WILMOT JAMES [SHADOW MINISTER OF HEALTH] FOR TAKING TIME OUT OF HIS BUSY SCHEDULE TO HAND OVER THE TOP THREE AWARDS. IT IS MUCH APPRECIATED!
THE ADOBE SA FINAL AWARDS
CONGRATULATIONS FIRST PLACE GOES TO:
WHO WAS AWARDED 1st PLACE AND WON A SPONSORED TRIP BY NETLEARN UPDATE TO DALLAS, TEXAS. SHE WILL REPRESENT SA AND COMPETE AT THE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS IN AUGUST!
CONGRATULATIONS SECOND PLACE GOES TO:
JAMES CAMPBELL-GIBSON FROM FRIENDS OF DESIGN
CONGRATULATIONS THIRD PLACE GOES TO:
VICTORIA ISABELLA LESLIE-MILLER FROM REDHILL
HERE ARE A FEW PICS OF OUR EVENT AND THE AWARDING OF PRIZES – A VIDEO WILL BE PRODUCED ABOUT THE EVENT IN DUE COURSE!!