Merida student wins international graphic design competition

Lourdes Gimena Anguiano Bermudez. (PHOTO provided)

A 17-year-old girl from Merida, Lourdes Gimena Anguiano Bermudez, has been named the Gold Medalist in the Adobe Certified Associate World Championship.

She is the first Gold Medal winner from a Spanish-speaking country.  Winning this competition means Lourdes beat 230,000 competitors worldwide, then competed in Orlando, Florida against 30 finalists from all over the world.

Contestants were given a design challenge and 8 hours to complete it using Adobe digital design tools.  They were asked to create a poster and digital flyer for real world client International Child Art Foundation.

She received cash of $5,000 along with a trophy and medal for her work.

Lourdes’ work was exemplary for such a young student; her final project can be seen here: She attends Instituto Cumbres y Godwin Mérida and took Adobe Certified Associate certification, which led her to enter the competition.

Lourdes Gimena Anguiano Bermudez. (PHOTO provided)
Lourdes Gimena Anguiano Bermudez. (PHOTO provided)

More than 230,000 entries worldwide were narrowed down to 32 top students who competed in the final round of digital design competition

Certiport (, a Pearson VUE business and leading test delivery solution provider for the global workforce and academic markets, announced the 2016 Adobe® Certified Associate (ACA) World Champions, culminating the annual competition designed to showcase digital communications skills and promote industry certification.

Anguiano Bermúdez was sponsored by ETC Iberoamérica.


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