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***************PERFUME BOTTLE DESIGN CONTEST**************


Previous Winners (left to right): 2016 (tie) Domingo Navales for "Octopus" and Gregoris Komodromas for "Aphrodite"; 2017 Paul Mabe for "Trillium"; 2018 Elaine Hyde for "Black and Blue"


2019 Perfume Bottle Design Contest

1. Eligibility

This free to enter perfume bottle design contest is open to anyone who designs and creates an original perfume bottle or original perfume bottle sketch. This design may be of any medium (glass, metal, pottery, etc.). The following exceptions apply: The International Perfume Bottle Board of Directors and their immediate families (spouse, parents, siblings and children).

The Perfume Bottle Design Contest is subject to federal, state and local laws and regulations.

2. Sponsor

The International Perfume Bottle Association (IPBA) is the sponsor of this Perfume Bottle Design Contest.

3. Agreement to Official Rules

Participation in the IBPA Perfume Bottle Design Contest constitutes full and unconditional agreement to and acceptance of these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor, which are final and binding. Winning a prize is contingent upon being compliant with these Official Rules and fulfilling the other requirements set forth herein. The design remains the property of the entrant. Finalist’s entries will be returned to the entrant after convention.

4. Contest Period

The contest begins on December 1, 2018 and ends March 1, 2019. Entries that are submitted after the contest period will be disqualified. Submissions will only be accepted for the duration of the contest period.

5. How to Enter

a) Send photos of your original designed bottle or sketch to:

b) Provide name, address, phone number and email address.

c) Describe the creative process.

d) No limits on how many entries per person.

The top 10 designs will be selected and notified via email where to send the entry to be received no later than April 1, 2019 for final judging. All final entries must be present to win. The top entries will be displayed at the International Perfume Bottle Association Convention at the Westin Chicago Northwest Hotel in Itasca, IL from May 2 through May 5, 2019.

Questions regarding the contest or rules to: (Verna Kocken at 541-736-5180)

6. Judging

The winning designs will be selected by a voting ballot of the IPBA members attending the 31st annual convention. Prizes will be awarded on Sunday, May 5, 2019 at the Westin Chicago Northwest Hotel, Ithasca, IL. The winning designer will be notified via email. Once the votes are counted the decision will be final. The IPBA reserves the right not to select a winner if, in its sole discretion, no suitable entries are received.

7. Prizes

First Place:

$750 Cash prize, will be featured in an article in the summer 2019 Perfume Bottle Quarterly, and a one-year membership to the International Perfume Bottle Association.

Second Place:

$250 Cash prize and will be featured in an article in the summer 2019 Perfume Bottle Quarterly magazine.

Third Place:

$100 Cash prize and will be featured in an article in the summer 2019 Perfume Bottle Quarterly magazine.

By entering this contest you agree to free and unlimited use of photos of your entry to be used in future publications by The International Perfume Bottle Association.

House of Corday - English and Spanish versions - Spring 2015 PBQ

Truly a team effort, this article has been reproduced from a previous IPBA publication with the permission of Arielle Hart. Additional information and photos have been provided by Joan Turco with more photos by Anne Conrad. Susan Arthur facilitated the Spanish translation with Lillie Gold providing the editing of the Spanish version. You may enjoy the full version by clicking HERE.

Fran Peters Memorial Scholarship

The Frances Peters Memorial Scholarship was created to remember and honor the International Perfume Bottle Association founder, Frances (Fran) Peters, by providing up to a $5,000 award to a member who is pursuing a research endeavor related to perfume bottles. Any IPBA member who is pursuing a research project relating to perfume bottles is eligible to receive the award. The award is for a period of two years and is not renewable. Financial need is not a factor in determining the recipient. One award of up to $5,000.00 will be issued to an eligible IPBA member, based upon available funds and subject to the criteria described in this document. A selection committee representing the Board of Directors will select the Frances Peters Memorial Scholarship recipient. Applications will be accepted from June through December biennially. The award will be issued at the IPBA annual convention during a formal presentation.

The Board of Directors wish to thank Adriane Johnson for this philanthropic concept.

Please see the Summer 2014 PBQ (click here) for further details.

Contact Susan Arthur or Jeffrey Sanfilippo for an application.

The Story of Our Logo

Our Young Collectors’ Co-ordinator, Joanne Begert, has put together a beautiful pamphlet explaining the history of our logo, with interviews with the original designer, Rod Baer, and the graphic artist behind the logo with the actual bottles and color, our own atomizer specialist, Shari Maxson Hopper. She wanted to educate our Young Collectors on the meaning of the bottle selection and teach them about those specific collecting areas. I think you will agree that we all can appreciate the effort she made as you browse through each page.

See it for yourself! The story starts here. Victorian bottle description here. Lalique bottle description here. Commercial bottle description on this page. Czech lovers will especially enjoy this page. Crown-top lovers, click here. And last, but not least, the atomizers description here. Thank you Joanne for a wonderful contribution to Young (and Old) Collectors!!

"Yours Truly, D. Jarves - A Glassmaker's Gifts"

As one of the many objectives of the Strategic Plan, we are offering to our public an article from the most recent Perfume Bottle Quarterly. The Spring PBQ 2014 features a very special collaborative article on Sandwich Glass that was accomplished in equisite detail by Frank and Elizabeth Creech (IPBA) , Joan Walter (IPBA) and Rob Girouard (FOHBC). The article also features the expertise of our graphics expert, Annie Huang Luck, and our Publications Chair, Anne Conrad, as together they produce our award-winning magazine.

We hope you will enjoy it.

Click here to see the full article.

"A Woman of Sentiment" - Interview with Australian IPBA member, Marie Cashman

Marie Cashman was interviewed for the collector's magazine "Dolls, Bears and Collectables" (Vol 20, no 2, pp 28-32). Her story begins with description of her interest in her mother's favorite perfume, Mischief by Saville of London - a scent that was hard to come by in the war years of the 40's. Read the full article...