Winners were selected in the fourth annual poster contest hosted by the International Colored Gemstone Association during the group’s 12th biennial Congress in Dubai, May 5-9. A total of 110 posters from 22 countries were on display during the Congress, where participants and guests voted on their favorites, with the top three winners selected.
First Prize, $1,500: Go Color – Fruits and Gemstones
Design and photos by: Yekaterina Sverdlova, Russia
Second Prize, $750: Play with Colors
Designer: Priyanka Sharma, India
Third Prize, $250: Magic of Colors
Designer: Mr. Hemant Baweja , India
A citation was also awarded to:
Color…As Precious as Life
Designer: Ambarine Bukharey, Pakistan
The concept behind the competition is to look for new and creative ideas to promote colored gemstones, said Yehuda Kassif, poster contest founder and organizer. The contest also illustrates a global outlook on color.
“There are no borders and boundaries when it comes to the basic need of the human being to decorate himself,” Kassif said.