Tile Competition Open To Trade Professionals

Tile Competition Open To Trade Professionals

Alexandria, VA Coverings, a major showcase for ceramic tile and natural stone floor coverings, has announced a call for entries to its 2004 "Spectrum Awards," honoring outstanding achievements in ceramic tile design.

The 2004 Spectrum Awards competition is open to architects and other design professionals whose projects "demonstrate creativity and achievement in the use of tile in residential and commercial design," contest sponsors said.

The deadline for entries is 5 p.m. on Feb. 27, and the projects must have been completed between January 2002 and December 2003 in order to be considered.

The Ceramic Tile Distributors Association (CTDA) and the National Tile Contractors Association (NTCA) are coordinating the 2004 Spectrum Awards competition.

An independent panel of judges organized by the CTDA and NTCA will evaluate entries based on creativity in design and excellence in implementation, according to competition sponsors.

The $10,000 grand prize will be awarded at the opening General Session at Coverings 2004, scheduled for March 23 March 26, at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando.

The sponsoring organizations of Coverings are ASCER (Spain's Ceramic Tile Manufacturers Association), Assopiastrelle (Association of Italian Ceramic Tile and Refractories Manufacturers), CTDA (Ceramic Tile Distributors Association), NTCA (National Tile Contractors Association) and TCA (Tile Council of America).
Co-sponsors of the event include the American Institute of Architects (Orlando Chapter), the Associazione Italiana Marmomacchine, The American Society of Interior Designers (North Florida Florida South Chapters), the Construction Specifications Institute (Greater Orlando Chapter), International Interior Design Association (Florida Chapter), the Terrazzo Tile and Marble Association of Canada, the Tile Contractors' Association of America, the Tile Heritage Foundation and the Marble Institute of America.

Additional information about the competition and the show can be obtained by visiting www.coverings.com/spectrum2004.