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CPAA Extends Entry Deadline to 2020 IPDC

The new deadline for entries is Friday, Dec. 18, 2020.

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(PRESS RELEASE) 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 routinely happens in a restaurant in New York City during the last week of October. However, because of COVID-19, a lack of a vaccine, and concerns surrounding indoor dining, CPAA does not feel it is safe to 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 determine a safe way to conduct live judging. CPAA apologizes if this move interferes with any plans on the part of entrants, but know that the association is concerned about the safety of individuals who participate in live judging.

For information about entering the contest, click here. To purchase an entry, 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.

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