While ‘vintage’ may rule the days of Convention, the IPBA recognizes that every gorgeous bottle was at one time a sparkling new work of art. And from there the IPBA PERFUME BOTTLE DESIGN COMPETITION was born. The competition is free to enter, and is open to anyone who designs and creates an original perfume bottle or original perfume bottle sketch. The design may utilize any medium – glass, metal, pottery, etc. – and must fall between the designated design period between December 1 and March 1 prior to the Annual Convention, which is when the final entries are judged by ballot vote by members attending the convention. The top three are awarded cash prizes.
Our 2021 Perfume Bottle Design Competition welcomed an amazing selection of 45 designs submitted from 9 different countries, and ranging in styles from traditional to contemporary, sublime to whimsical, and in a variety of mediums, colors, techniques and aesthetics. Our 2021 winners include Anna Boothe, first place; David Guza, second place; and Molly Jo Burke, third place (click individual image to enlarge).
Anna Boothe, the 2021 first place winner, trained as a sculptor at the Rhode Island School of Design, where she first began working with glass in 1980. Her kiln-cast work is in the collection of the Corning Museum of Glass and in numerous private collections. Anna’s conceptually-driven sculptures are represented by The Bender Gallery in Asheville, North Carolina.
A hearty THANK YOU and CONGRATULATIONS to all of our winners!
NOTE: The 2020 Perfume Bottle Design Competition was canceled due to Covid-19.
Details for the 2022 Competition will be released in November 2021. Contact the IPBA’s Vice President, Roseann Smith, for further details at firstname.lastname@example.org