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Every two years, in coordination with our Congress, the ICA has an international poster competition. The winning design will be used for many communication and marketing efforts by the ICA worldwide to promote colored gemstones.

Participation in the competition has steadily increased over the years, accounting for more than 35 countries submitting designs with approximately 150 entries in total.


The entries are exhibited at the Congress venue where all attendees, both ICA members and Congress delegates, vote for their favorite designs. The announcement of the winners is usually done at the closing Gala dinner.

The prizes are:

1st Prize Winner: US$2,000

2nd Prize Winner: US$1,500

3rd Prize Winner: US$1,000



Instructions for submitting entries:

Poster Size: 35 x 50 cm (12 x 20 in). All entries should carry the ICA logo and name in full. (The logo and ICA official name can be download from ICA website. ) A written slogan, in English, can be added, however, ICA strongly encourages designers to also include the slogan in their native language.

Participants must submit a color printout of the poster in A4 size only, along with the digital file on disk on key, disk or flash drive in one of the following formats: pdf, jpeg, eps, tif. The file should be at least 36 MB and the resolution no less than 300 dpi.

The deadline for submitting posters is around February every year - date for next competition posted soon.

The color print and the digital file on disk or flash drive should be submitted only to the Chairman of the Organizing Committee (contact details below).

By submitting a poster to the competition a designer declares that he/she is the rightful owner of the images used in the poster and/or is permitted to use them, and acknowledges that the poster will be used by ICA in any form and manner the organization chooses.

The Organizing Committee:

Yehuda Kassif, Israel – Chairman
Pavel Sokolov, Russia
Rui Galopim de Carvalho, Portugal

Submit entries to:
Yehuda Kassif
E-mail: kassifus (at) yahoo.com
Mobile: +972-58-409416
Home: +972-3-5333792

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