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The Cultured Pearl Association of America Announces Winners of 6th Annual Int'l Pearl Design Contest #CPAA #IPDC

The Cultured Pearl Association of America Announces Winners of 
2015-2016 6th Annual Int'l Pearl Design Contest   #IPDC  #CPAA

Pearl is the artist’s muse. Jewelry brings forth the fullest and highest expression. 

Peter Bazar, President of the Cultured Pearl Association of America, Inc. proudly announces the winners’ of CPAA’S 2015-2016 International Design competition. “We are very happy with the success of this year’s competition, entries from 21 countries we received” Mr. Bazar reported.

President’s Trophy: 
"Illusion" - Alexia Gryllaki 
Athens, Greece. 
The highest honor awarded to a design that unanimously captivated judges as the best of the best.

Luster Award:
"Yes or No" - Wei-Na Tu 
Taipei City, Taiwan.
Most marketable design for retail.
Designer’s Award:
"Pearls and Lace in Space" - Brenda Smith 
Woodstock, GA.
Given to the entry that takes pearls to the far corners of the imagination.



Brilliance Award: 
"There is More to Them Than Meets the Eye" - Shu-Yi Huang 
New Taipei City, Taiwan. 
Best illustration for spectrum of pearl colors.

Orient Award:
"Sizing Up Shapes" - Kuan-Chen Hou 
Taipei City, Taiwan.
Compelling design esthetic; inspiring a new affinity for pearls.

The Visionary Award: 
"Candies" - Ting-Ju Lin 
Taipei, Taiwan. 
Redefining the iconic pearl strand; shifting the perception of cultured pearls for today’s buyer.
The Fashion Award: 
Shared by two: 
"Josie" - Mary Feliciano 
Union City, NJ USA 
Modern, fresh design could be seen on a Paris runway.





"Spiral Revolution Earrings" - Geoffrey Middle  
Leicestershire, England. 


Wedding Day Pearls:
"Dancing with the Stars" - Shin Yue Chen 
Taipei City, Taiwan. 
 Brides and pearls are synonymous; create a fantasy wedding with pearls.


Fantasy Award - "Splash & Love" - Indika Wijayarathna of Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.Conceptual, aspirational design; prohibitive to fabricate.


Commendations were also given to 12 entries which demonstrated high standards of achievement, in accordance with the judging criteria. This year for the first time ever we are taking the unusual step of asking the Commendation winners to allow us to display their winning pieces at the 2016 AGTA Tucson show and the 2016 JCK Las Vegas show. Pearl designs such as these deserve to be seen and enjoyed by industry members.


COMMENDATION WINNERS
Jorge Adeler of Great Falls, VA
Paula Crevoshay of Albuquerque, NM
Aspen Demirdjian of Los Angeles, CA
Hector Hassey of The Woodlands, TX
Chi Huynh, Galatea Jewelry by Artist of San Dimas, CA
Michael Jensen of Rio Rancho, NM
Patrick King of Durham, NC
Elizabeth Kirby of Harbor Springs, MI
Francesco Lops of Dubai, UAE
Mark Schneider of Long Beach, CA
Hisano Shepherd of Los Angeles, CA
Saul Waxman of Miami, FL
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