Enter the International Pearl Design Competition (IPDC) sponsored by the Cultured Pearl Association of America (CPAA) and earn recognition in up to 45 countries and in as many as 1,000 publications around the world!
U.S. participants have the opportunity to have their work put up for sale in an important jewelry store! (See instructions for more information.)
All cultured pearl varieties, including akoya, South Sea, Tahitian, and freshwater pearls of any shape and size are eligible for submission. Additionally, the Spotlight Award on one variety of pearl--blue akoya pearls for this year--encourages artists to wholly understand and embrace one type of pearl through a piece where 75 percent of it features that one variety.
Entries are considered eligible for any of the awards being given. Let the piece you create speak for itself.
You may enter up to five different designs. Each entry can be submitted with up to five different images. Please remember that U.S. participants have a two-part entry process, which can be viewed here.
Photo by Ted Morrison.
In 2020, the first TWO ENTRIES ARE $175.00 while each additional entry is $150.00:
|First TWO ENTRIES||$175||Total: $175|
|Third Entry||$150||Total: $325|
|Fifth Entry||$150||Total: $625|
Entries must be received by Oct. 22, 2021, by 6 p.m. EDT.
PLEASE NOTE: At this time, CPAA is experiencing difficulty in mailing certificates internationally because of the worldwide pandemic. So, know that if you live outside of the United States, delivery of your certificate will likely be delayed. How long? We don't know but we will keep trying to mail it until it reaches you.
This frameable certificate is hand-signed by the president of the Cultured Pearl Association of America and is available to all graduates of Pearls as One.
Please DO NOT purchase this product unless you have completed the Pearls as One course and passed the final exam with a score equal to or greater than 80%.
PLEASE NOTE: Certificates are shipped in batches twice monthly.
Perfect for coffee, tea and hot chocolate, this classic shape white, durable ceramic mug in the most popular size and features a proprietary illustration from graduate gemologist and illustrator Hannah Becker of @Diamondoodles for CPAA. High quality sublimation printing makes it an appreciated gift to every true hot beverage lover.
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Ideal for shopping lists, school notes, or poems, this 120-page spiral notebook with ruled line paper is a perfect companion in everyday life. A durable printed cover featuring proprietary artwork form artist and gemologist Hannah Becker of @diamondoodles lets everyone know about your passion for pearls!