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! And new for this year: the chance for U.S. participants to have their work put up for sale in important jewelry stores around the country! (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--akoya 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.
Akoya pearl photo by Ted Morrison.
The first entry $175.00 while each additional entry is $150.00:
|First Entry||$175.00||Total: $175.00|
|Second Entry||$150.00||Total: $325.00|
|Third Entry||$150.00||Total: $475.00|
|Fourth Entry||$150.00||Total: $625.00|
|Fifth Entry||$150.00||Total: $775.00|
Entries must be received by September 27, 2018, by 6 p.m. EST.