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CPAA Extends Deadline for Entries to 11th Annual International Pearl Design Competition

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Cultured Pearl Association of America (CPAA) is extending the deadline for entries to its 11th Annual International Pearl Design Competition (IPDC).

New York City. Oct. 9, 2020. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Cultured Pearl Association of America (CPAA) is extending the deadline for entries to its 11th Annual International Pearl Design Competition (IPDC). The new deadline for entries is Friday, Dec. 18, 2020.

The live judging portion of the contest happens in a restaurant in New York City during the last week of October. However, because of Covid-19, lack of a vaccine, and concerns surrounding indoor dining, CPAA does not feel it is safe for judges and staff to meet in person. CPAA is extending the deadline for entries to Friday, Dec. 18, 2020. At that time, CPAA will assess any citywide Covid-19 restrictions to move forward with the rest of the competition, including live judging. We apologize for any inconvenience this change causes but know that CPAA is concerned for the safety of individuals who participate in live judging.

For information about entering the contest, please click here. To purchase an entry, please click here. A reminder: This year, the cost to enter is $175 for your first two entries. Third entries and beyond (up to five total) are $150 apiece.

For more information, reach out to kathyspearl@gmail.com.

Editor’s Note: Jennifer Heebner works part time for CPAA.

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