ACESTAR, IN ASSOCIATION WITH MINISTRY OF HIGHER EDUCATION, AWARDS UTAR, UTP, AND UNISEL FOR EXPRESSING THEIR CREATIVE POTENTIAL IN THE ACA CHAMPIONSHIP MALAYSIA 2020

Published by Kevin Chong @ 28/12/2020

Group Photo with the top 3 contestants of the ACA Championship Malaysia 2020

Natalie Sit, Group CEO of Acestar and Founder of Creative Cloud Community (CCC) and Assoc. Prof. Dr. Wan Zuhainis, Director of the Academic Excellence Division, Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Higher Education, awarded the top 10 contestants of the Adobe Certified Associate (ACA) Championship Malaysia 2020 with certificates and prizes for their outstanding performance. The ACA Championship Malaysia 2020 revealed its champion at the grand finale in conjunction with the SEA Connect Creative Conference (SCCC), where YABhg. Tun Dr. Mahathir inspired thousands of participants during his session. Danny Tse Wei Chun, the winner of the ACA Championship Malaysia 2020, will be sponsored by Acestar Sdn Bhd to represent Malaysia in the ACA World Championship 2021 that will take place in the USA. 

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Wan Zuhainis, Director, Academic Excellence Division, Department of Higher Education, MOHE

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Wan Zuhainis said, “I think it is exceptionally important for all of us to adapt to the challenges caused by the pandemic. Despite the difficulties in 2020, it has taught us to appreciate what we have. Thus, we must embrace the ACA championship for its efforts in establishing a platform that creates opportunities for all contestants to unleash their creative potential sustainably- in a way that will benefit the economy and society.”

Danny Tse Wei Chun said, “I am very honored to have been chosen as the Champion of the ACA Championship Malaysia 2020, this opportunity has boosted my confidence and fed the fire for me to push myself even further in the creative industry; I am also very thankful for the opened doors in my career path from the outcome of winning this competition.”  

Danny Tse Wei Chun, Winner of the ACA Championship Malaysia 2020

The ACA Championship Malaysia, organized by Creative Cloud Community (CCC), was initially launched to set a platform for students who major in Art & Design to present their skills and talents on a broader scale. The program shines a light on the participants, opening a variety of opportunities in the employment sector in this fast-paced world, offering students from all walks of life to test their creative hand at the competition. 

“I wish to thank Tun Dr. Mahathir, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Wan Zuhainis, the participants, and everyone behind the scenes for their support throughout this competition. it brings me great joy seeing the passion and determination our participants possess,” said Acestar Group CEO and CCC Founder, Ms. Natalie Sit. 

Then added, “With the upscaling of the creative industry in Malaysia kept in mind and giving rise to the next generation in taking it a step further in the thing they are most passionate about, the ACA championship has helped many achieve their career goals and in hopes for many more participants down the road.” 

Natalie Sit, Acestar Group CEO and CCC Founder

The Adobe Certified Associate (ACA) certification is a global industry-recognized credential that can be used to effectively validate one's skills in Adobe digital-media software. It offers individuals the certification of possessing entry-level skills to plan, design, build and maintain effective communications using different forms of digital media. The main sponsor of the event, HP Malaysia, has played a significant role in supporting the growth of the creative industry.

"Malaysian creators today are looking for premium products that not only provide true mobility and security but can also push the limits of performance for their design needs,” said Zeke Lan, Workstation & Thin Market Development Manager, HP Inc Malaysia, and Singapore. “Z by HP aims to set the new standard for the serious creators while maintaining our status as the world’s most secure mobile workstations” he added.

List of the top 10 contestants

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NAME

INSTITUTE

1

Danny Tse Wei Chun

UTAR Sg Long  

2

Hilman Zafri bin Mazlan

University Teknologi Petronas

3

Nilageswaran S/O Selvam

UNISEL

4

Ruth Kristina Tejaatmaja

UCSI University

5

Teoh Hoong Boon

Taylors University

6

Syafina Alina binti Othman

Politeknik Ibrahim Sultan

7

Nurul Fatehah binti Mohd Muhsin

Limkokwing University

8

Muhammad Amrin Bin Zainuddin

Kolej Kemahiran Tinggi Mara Rembau

9

Lim Hong Jie

Politeknik Muadzam Shah

10

Yeoh Si Wen

Dasein Academy of Arts