UPSI WINS ACA CHAMPIONSHIP MALAYSIA 2019, TO REPRESENT MALAYSIA IN THE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP IN NEW YORK, USA

Published by Idan Ma'at @ 17/06/2019

Acestar Sdn. Bhd has officially announced the winners of the ACA Championship Malaysia 2019 Grand Finale at the 4th SEA Connect – The Creative Conference 2019 on the 13th June 2019 at the Grand Nexus, Connexion, Bangsar South City, Kuala Lumpur. Adobe Certified Associate Championships (ACA) is a global competition that identifies and recognizes the next generation of design professionals using Adobe® design software such as Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign. The organizer would like to send our heartiest congratulations to all the winners of the ACA Championship Malaysia 2019 Grand Finale in their respective category as below: 

Kung Sin Yee (21) of PIA College Ipoh HP DreamColor Z24x (Worth RM 4,600)

Grand Champion: Muhammad Luqman Hakim bin Mohd Hanapiah, 21, Trip to New York, USA (Worth RM18,000)

1st Runner-up: Yeoh Sean Hui (20) of Han Chiang University College of Communications, HP Workstation Z2 G4S (Worth RM 9,800)

2nd Runner-up: Kung Sin Yee (21) of PIA College Ipoh HP DreamColor Z24x (Worth RM 4,600)

Ms Surina Shukri, CEO of Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC), Mr Siva G, Director - Solutions & Strategy Consulting of Adobe Systems Inc and Ms Natalie Sit, Group CEO of AceStar Sdn Bhd officially presented the awards to the winners. Muhammad Luqman Hakim bin Mohd Hanapiah from Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris will be representing Malaysia at the World Championship Round, which will be held in New York from 28th to 31 July 2019. The competitors, aged between 13 to 22, will be given instructions, project requirements, and assets to complete a real-world design challenge. Top competitors are invited to represent their respective countries at the World Championship. The competitors’ artwork submitted to the competition will help raise funds and promote civic consciousness, while getting themselves exposed to industry professionals. Acestar Sdn. Bhd. will be sponsoring Muhammad Luqman to compete against the rest of the world in this prestigious event.

1st Runner-up: Yeoh Sean Hui (20) of Han Chiang University College of Communications, HP Workstation Z2 G4S (Worth RM 9,800)

Muhammad Luqman Hakim bin Mohd Hanapiah of Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris (UPSI) said: "I am extremely honored to have been selected as the Winner of the ACA Championship Malaysia 2019. Throughout my journey, I have faced various challenges, however this has only strengthened me to be more focused as a goal-oriented achiever today. I would like to dedicate my win to my seniors and lecturers who have inspired me during my education at UPSI, and I am confident that I will be a strong Malaysian representative for the World Championship in New York."

Grand Champion: Muhammad Luqman Hakim bin Mohd Hanapiah, 21, Trip to New York, USA (Worth RM18,000)

The SEA Connect – The Creative Conference 2019 recorded an attendance of approximately 2000 delegates across South East Asia. This year’s conference featured various exciting programs, including seminars and talks by prominent personnel and public figures, stage performances, networking session, luncheon, ACA Championship Malaysia 2019 Grand Finale and the official launching of “Creative Cloud Community”.

Acestar Group CEO and CCC Founder Ms. Natalie Sit, and Adobe’s Director Solutions & Strategy Consulting Mr. Siva G. delivered as keynote speakers during the event while Ms. Surina Shukri, CEO of Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC) attended as the Guest of Honor.

Contestants for the competition lined up for photo session