International Pearl
    design competition - Winners 2015-2016

IPDC Competition Winners 2015-16

  Peter B. Bazar, President of the Cultured Pearl Association of America, Inc. proudly announces the 2015-2016 International Pearl Design Competition winners.

                             


PRESIDENTS AWARD
Alexia Gryllaki

LUSTER AWARD
Wei-Na Tu

DESIGNERS AWARD
Brenda Smith
BRILLIANCE AWARD
Shu-Yi Huang

ORIENT AWARD
Kuan-Chen Hou

VISIONARY AWARD
Ting-Ju Lin

FASHION AWARD
Mary Feliciano


FASHION AWARD
Geoffrey Middle
WEDDING DAY PEARLS
Shin Yue Chen

FANTASY AWARD
Indika Wijayarathna






Commendations were also given to 12 entries which demonstrated high standards of achievement, in accordance with the judging criteria.

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

 

PRESIDENTS AWARD

Illusion by Alexia Gryllaki of Athens, Greece, the highest honor awarded to a design that unanimously captivated judges as the best of the best.

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LUSTER AWARD

Yes or No By Wei-Na Tu of Taipei City, Taiwan, given to the entry that is judged “most marketable” of all the entries in the competition. This design will have the most overall appeal for the retail marketplace.

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DESIGNERS AWARD

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Pearls and Lace in Space By Brenda Smith of Woodstock, GA, given to the entry that takes pearls to the far corners of the imagination and beyond.

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BRILLIANCE AWARD

 

There is More to Them Than Meets the Eye By Shu-Yi Huang of New Taipei City, Taiwan, given to the entry that best illustrates the spectrum of pearl colors in the most beautiful way.

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ORIENT AWARD

Sizing Up Shapes By Kuan-Chen Hou of Taipei City, Taiwan, the award given to the entry that would inspire a new found affinity in someone for cultured pearls.

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VISIONARY AWARD

Candies By Ting-Ju Lin of Taipei, Taiwan, the entry that re-defines the iconic pearl strand and shifts the perception of cultured pearls for today’s buyer.

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FASHION AWARD

Josie By Mary Feliciano of Union City, NJ USA, Fun, fresh, modern. A design which looks as if it came straight from the Paris runway. 


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FASHION AWARD

Spiral Revolution Earrings By Geoffrey Middle of Leicestershire, England, Fun, fresh, modern. A design which looks as if it came straight from the Paris runway. 


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WEDDING DAY PEARLS

Dancing with the Stars By Shin Yue Chen of Taipei City, Taiwan, Brides and pearls are synonymous.  Create a “fantasy wedding” theme with pearls.

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FANTASY AWARD

Splash & Love By Indika Wijayarathna of Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Conceptual, aspirational design; prohibitive to fabricate.

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