New York, NY--The Cultured Pearl Association of America (CPAA) kicks off its 11th Annual International Pearl Design Competition (IPDC) today, complete with another exciting collaboration with a prominent retailer to showcase (and sell!) winning designs. The contest is open today through Friday, Oct. 2, 2020.
The CPAA celebrates pearls of all varieties, so it encourages seasoned and award-winning artists and beginners alike to compete in the IPDC. The goal: to create compelling new pearl jewelry designs worthy of recognition, media exposure, and possible sales.
Two divisions—international and domestic—will take place again this year. Those who live outside the U.S. compete by submitting renderings and sketches, while those who live within the U.S. will compete in two stages with finished jewels. U.S. entrants must be prepared to sell their piece if it reaches finalist or winner status!