Friday, June 14, 2013

Arena Animation - Adobe elected national representatives for ACA World Championship 2013


Arena Animation has associated with Adobe to select two candidates who would represent India in the Adobe Certified Associate World Championship 2013 to be held in Washington DC in August, 2013. Appended and attached is the press release on the development.

Arena Animation - Adobe elected national representatives for ACA World Championship 2013

An initiative by Certiport to honour the next gen design professionals, June 13, 2013: Arena Animation, an animation arm of Aptech, a global leader in learning solutions in association with Adobe, an American multinational software company, held national selections to determine Indian representatives at the Adobe Certified Associate (ACA) World Championship 2013 scheduled from July 31st to August 3rd, 2013 in Washington DC. ACA world championship is the first ever annual competition organized by Certiport, a test delivery solutions provider for students between 13 to 22 age group, with a view to identify and reward the creativity of talented youth in web designing category. Student representatives from around 45 countries including India would be competing in the finals starting next month.

Out of 1600 entries received, 30 shortlisted candidates appeared for the ACA exam held on June 12th at Aptech House, Andheri in Mumbai. To qualify for the final round, candidates were required to score over 85 % in the ACA exam and submit a test project based on social themes like Gender inequality, Save the Earth, Go Green, Literacy, Piracy, Anti-corruption, etc using Adobe Photoshop along with a short description on their artwork. The jury examined the projects and took a personal interview of the candidates on their chosen theme. Original artworks of 30 shortlisted candidates were uploaded on the COMPUDON 2012 - ACA Championship Facebook page for public voting. Two finalists Ashik Vithani from Surat and Jasbir Singh from Amritsar were selected on the parameters of ACA & jury score, public voting and their artwork.

Certificates co-branded with Aptech- Adobe logos were awarded to all the participants. The final winner of ACA championship will be honoured with US $5000, Adobe® Software and a trophy while the 1st and 2nd runners up will be rewarded with US $2500 and US $ 1000 respectively along with a trophy and Adobe® Software.

Announcing the Indian finalists for ACA championship, Mr. Ninad Karpe, MD & CEO, Aptech Ltd said, “This is a great opportunity to get assessed by industry veterans and get a grip on the industry demands. We are overwhelmed at the response received from the candidates and wish them luck to perform better in the finals. We are happy to associate with Adobe and together will continue to leverage such opportunities in future for the students.”

Mr. Jeffrey Lewis, Vice President, Certiport Inc said “Events like ACA championship provide a global platform to candidates to showcase their talent and compete with their counterparts worldwide. We are delighted that Aptech decided to launch this initiative in the first year of the World-wide Adobe competition.  I am hopeful that the winners selected after the India finals will bring back laurels from the world finals at Washington in early August.”

About Arena Animation:
Arena Animation is a Pioneer, Trendsetter and Global Leader in Animation education. Arena has an extensive network of centers & has trained over 400,000 students globally since its inception in 1996.

Arena offers industry relevant courses on Animation & Multimedia to students aspiring for global careers in this New Age industry. It trains students as well as professionals in the latest industry relevant courses backed by alliances with world leaders, a world-class faculty and the latest technical educational tools.

Arena’s students are placed as Graphic Designers, Web Designers, 2D/3D Animators, 2D/3D Designers, AV Editors, Technical Trainers, 3D Modelers, Multimedia Programmers, Compositors, Visualizers, Content Developers and Pre and Post Production executives in blue chip animation studios and entertainment companies like Prime Focus, Rhythm & Hues Studios, Crest Animation Studios, EFX, UTV Toons, Toonz Animation, Nipuna Services, Prasad Studio, Colour Chips, Ramoji Film City, Green Gold Animation, DQ Entertainment, Paprikaas Animation Studios, UshaKiron TV, Sony TV, Google India, NDTV, TOI, DD Sports, Discovery Channel, Divya Bhaskar, Asianet Satellite Communications, ETV, NDTV, Zee Sports and Zee TV to name a few.

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