Italian Tile Contest Accepting Entries

New York—Ceramic Tiles of Italy is now accepting entries for its 14th annual Design Competition, honoring design excellence in projects that feature Italian ceramic tile, the organization announced.

North American architects, kitchen/bath professionals and interior designers are invited to submit residential, commercial and institutional projects completed between January 2002 and January 2007. Entries may be submitted for domestic and international new construction and renovation projects.

A panel of design professionals will judge the projects on overall design of the project, innovative use of tile, tile design, quality of installation and degree that tile enhanced the setting, according to contest sponsors.

Winners in each category will receive a cash prize of $5,000 and a trip to Coverings, scheduled for April 17-20, 2007 in Chicago, the sponsors added.

Winners will also be treated to a five-day trip to Cersaie 2007, the world’s largest exhibition for ceramic tile and bathroom furnishings.

The competition is sponsored by Ceramic Tiles of Italy and The Italian Trade Commission. The deadline for entries is Feb. 9, 2007.