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 the Aaron Faber Gallery in New York City!
See instructions for more information, and note several changes in categories for 2023. See the IPDC timeline with deadlines for entries here.
All cultured pearl varieties, including akoya, Sea of Cortez, South Sea, Tahitian, and freshwater pearls of any shape and size are eligible for submission.
Additionally, the Spotlight Award this year focuses on a combination of three or more colors of any variety of pearl. To wit, 75 percent of the design should be a celebration of the different colors of pearls.
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.
In 2023, the first entry is $225.00 while each additional entry is $175.00.
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Students must be enrolled in a jewelry design program and may enter at no charge. Students may email their entries to JHeebner@cpaa.org, and be sure to read instructions for entries here.
|First Entry||$225.00||Total: $225.00|
|Second Entry||$175.00||Total: $400.00|
|Third Entry||$175.00||Total: $575.00|
|Fourth Entry||$175.00||Total: $750.00|
|Fifth Entry||$175.00||Total: $925.00|
Entries must be received by Friday, Nov. 3, 2023, by 6 p.m. EST.
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.
OUR APOLOGIES, BUT NEW MAIL POLICIES ABROAD PREVENT US SHIPPING TO JAPAN.
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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Nab this adorable kiss-cut #PearlsJam @Diamonoodles sticker for CPAA! Back remains intact so that the sticker can be smoothly peeled off the page.