Enter the 2012 Ceramics of Italy Competition Today!

December 27, 2011

The Italian Trade Commission and Confindustria Ceramica, the Association of Italian Ceramics, have announced an official call for entries for the 2012 Ceramics of Italy tile competition. The competition recognizes the outstanding work of North American architects and designers who have featured Italian ceramic tiles in their institutional, residential or commercial/hospitality projects.

For the 2012 tile competition, entrants are invited to submit domestic and international new or renovated projects completed between January 2007 and January 2012. A judging panel of design experts will critique 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. Winners will be announced at the Ceramics of Italy press conference during Coverings, held in Orlando, FL, from April 17 to 20.

Award recipients in each category will receive a cash prize of $4,000 and a five-day trip to Bologna, Italy, to attend Cersaie 2012. Additionally, Ceramics of Italy will recognize the contributions of the contractors and distributors involved in the winning works, with an additional $1,000 to be shared by the team.

Applications, guidelines, and an archive of past winners are all available on the competition's website. Deadline for entries is February 17, 2012.

Pictured: 2011 Residential Winner, Belzberg Architects' Kona Residence, Kona, Hawaii.
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