CPAA’s 14th Annual International Pearl Design Competition with Retail Initiative
New York, NY – June 30, 2023.
The Cultured Pearl Association of America (CPAA) has opened its 14th Annual International Pearl Design Competition (IPDC), complete with another collaboration with retail partner the Aaron Faber Gallery to showcase (and sell!) winning designs. The contest is open through Friday, Nov. 3, 2023.
The CPAA celebrates pearls of all varieties, so it encourages all levels of artisans to compete in the IPDC. The goal: to create compelling new pearl jewelry designs worthy of recognition, media exposure, and possible sales.
There are two divisions—international and domestic–for entries. Those who live outside the U.S. compete by submitting renderings and sketches, while those who live within the U.S. compete in two stages with finished jewels. U.S. entrants must be prepared to sell their piece if it reaches finalist or winner status.