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Call for Entries: 2012 Ceramics of Italy Tile Competition

The Italian Trade Commission and Confindustria Ceramica, the Association of Italian Ceramics, are proud to announce the 2012 Ceramics of Italy Tile Competition Call for Entries.

The competition, now in its 19th year, recognizes the exceptional work of North American architects and designers who feature Italian ceramic tiles in their institutional, residential or commercial/hospitality spaces.

The winning architect receives a 5-day trip to Bologna, Italy to attend Cersaie 2012 as part of a delegation of design and lifestyle journalists. Plus a a check of $4000!

Design Inspired and Imaginative Architecture Using Italian Ceramic Tiles

Submit new construction or renovation projects completed within the past 5 years. As it is a competition celebrating CERAMIC/PORCELAIN, a percentage of the products featured should be CERAMIC/PORCELAIN tile.

Projects can be submitted in the following competitive categories:

  • Institutional
  • Residential
  • Commercial/Hospitality

The official criteria of the jury include:

  • overall design of the project,
  • innovative use of tile,
  • tile design,
  • quality of installation,
  • degree that tile enhances the setting and
  • the project’s sustainable attributes.

Win $15,000 in Prizes and a Trip to Italy!

Winners in each category will receive a cash prize of $4,000 and a five-day trip to Bologna, Italy to attend CERSAIE 2012 – the world’s largest exhibition for ceramic tile and bathroom furnishings – joining a delegation of top consumer and design journalists.

Ceramics of Italy will award an additional $1,000 to be shared by the winning contractor/distributor team.

Winners will be announced at the Ceramics of Italy Press Conference during Coverings, which will be held 17-20 April 2012, in the Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, Florida.

Projects Completed Between January 2007 and January 2012 are Eligible

  • The Ceramics of Italy Tile Competition is open to all North American architects and interior designers.
  • Domestic and international new construction and renovation projects completed between January 2007 and January 2012 are eligible for entry.
  • There is no limit to the number of accepted entries.

Enter the 2012 Ceramics of Italy Tile Competition Online

Submissions must be completed online, no later than 17 February 2012, through the entry form on the official website.