Ceramics of Italy
Call for Entries!
Design inspired and imaginative architecture using Italian Ceramic Tiles
Enter the 2015 Ceramics of Italy Tile Competition
Win $15,000 in prizes and 3 trips to Italy
Confindustria Ceramica (the Italian Association of Ceramics) and the Italian Trade Commission are proud to announce the 2015 Ceramics of Italy Tile Competition Call for Entries. Now in its 22nd year, the contest is open to North American architects and designers who use Italian ceramic tiles in their institutional, residential and commercial/hospitality spaces. From corporate headquarters with ventilated porcelain facades and hospitals utilizing antibacterial ceramic floors to summer homes using decorative ceramics, Ceramics of Italy is looking for all types of inspiring projects featuring Italian ceramics.
Winners in each category will receive a cash prize of $4,000 and a five-day trip to Bologna, Italy to attend CERSAIE 2015 - the world's largest exhibition of ceramic tile and bathroom furnishings - joining a delegation of top consumer and design journalists. Ceramics of Italy will award an additional $1,000 to the winning contractor/distributor team in each category.
The competition is open to all North American architects and interior designers. Domestic and international new construction and renovation projects completed between January 2010 and January 2015 are eligible for entry.
A panel of design experts will judge the projects based on their creativity, functionality, sustainability 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.
Submissions must be completed no later than January 16, 2015. Winners will be announced at the Ceramics of Italy Press Conference at Coverings, held April 14 - April 17, 2015 in Orlando, Florida.
For more information contact Novità Communications at 212-528-3160 or firstname.lastname@example.org
www.italiantiles.com - Portal to Italian tile industry
www.italytile.com - Ceramic Tile Center of the Italian Trade Commission in New York
www.laceramicaitaliana.it - Institutional website for Ceramics of Italy worldwide
www.cersaie.it - Annual exhibition of ceramic tile and bathroom furnishings in Bologna, Italy
What do I win?
The winning architect in each category receives a 5-day trip to Bologna, Italy to attend Cersaie 2015 as part of a delegation of design and lifestyle journalists. In addition, a check for $4000 will be presented during the Ceramics of Italy International Press Conference at Coverings 2015 in Orlando.
The winning contractor/distributor team receives a check for $1000.
When is the deadline for submission?
January 16, 2015
What type of projects are eligible?
Commercial, Residential or Institutional new construction or renovation projects completed within the past 5 years. Projects can be domestic or international as long as the architect or designer is based in North America.
How do I know if a manufacturer is a member of Ceramics of Italy?
Ceramics of Italy is an umbrella organization comprised of over 150 manufacturers of Italian tile. CLICK HERE FOR A COMPLETE LISTING OF COMPANIES.
Since it is a ceramic tile competition, are projects featuring glass mosaic tiles eligible?
Projects must feature products produced by at least one company listed in association list above. As it is a competition celebrating CERAMIC/PORCELAIN, a percentage of the products featured should be CERAMIC/PORCELAIN tile.
Does the project have to be exclusively Italian tile? Can I use mixed medium?
Yes, you can use mix-medium, but a significant portion of the project should include Italian CERAMIC/PORCELAIN tile.
Can I enter the competition if I have submitted a project before?
Can I enter the competition if I have won the project before?
Can I submit more than one project?
Multiple submissions are permitted. Please fill out a separate form for each project.
How much does it cost to submit?
There is no charge for entry.
How do I submit?
Click Submit on the toolbar and fill in the required fields. If completed correctly, you should receive a unique #ID that corresponds with your submission. Use the #ID to upload a ZIP file with low resolution images of the project.
Who can I contact with additional questions?
Novità Communications is happy to assist in any way.