Confindustria Ceramica (the Italian Association of Ceramics) and the Italian Trade Commission, are proud to announce the 2013 Ceramics of Italy Tile Competition Call for Entries. The competition, now in its 20th year, recognizes the exceptional work of North American architects and designers who feature Italian ceramic tiles in their institutional, residential or commercial/hospitality spaces.

Prizes
Winners in each category will receive a cash prize of $4,000 and a five-day trip to Bologna, Italy to attend CERSAIE 2013 – 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.

Rules
The competition is open to all North American architects and interior designers. Domestic and international new construction and renovation projects completed between January 2008 and January 2013 are eligible for entry.

Categories
• Institutional
• Residential
• Commercial/Hospitality

Criteria
A panel of design experts will judge the projects based on their creativity, functionality and aesthetic appeal. The official criterion for the jury includes: 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.

Deadline
Submissions must be completed no later than February 6, 2013. Winners will be announced at the Ceramics of Italy Press Conference during Coverings, which will be held April 29-May 2, 2013, in the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Georgia. In addition, a video of the winning projects will be on presented in the Italian pavilion during this internationally acclaimed tile and stone trade show. Read more