The International Colored Gemstone Association has launched the sixth ICA International Poster Competition in connection with next year’s ICA Congress in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Competition founder and coordinator Yehuda Kassif has issued the call for poster designs (dedicated to the promotion of colored gemstones) to be submitted before February 1.
“The Rio de Janeiro ICA Congress will mark the special and unique contribution of the Brazilian mines as the most exciting source of a vast variety of gemstones, and will salute the miners, cutters, polishers and traders that brought to the world this rainbow of shining colors,” said Kassif.
All poster entries will be exhibited during the April 30-May 4 Congress where ICA members and congress delegates will vote for their favorite designs.
Four top posters will be announced at the congress gala dinner and there will be cash prizes for the three top designs.
Following the congress, the ICA will use the posters in its publications and online to promote colored gemstones.
Kassif said participation in the poster competition has grown over the years with designers from 35 countries submitting up to 150 entries for judging each year.
“By organising these competitions ICA encourages its members as well as members of the colored gemstone community at large, art students, and graphic designer to find new, creative ideas to promote the appreciation of colored gemstones,” he said.