arrow_forwardThe competition is open to all North American architects,interior designers and students. Domestic and international new construction and renovation projects completed between January 2014 and January 2019 are eligible for entry in the residential, commercial and institutional categories. Students must be enrolled at an accredited university in North America to be eligible.


- Institutional
- Residential
- Commercial
- Student

Judging criteria

A panel of design experts will judge the projects based on their creativity, functionality, sustainability and aesthetic appeal. The of cial criterion for the jury includes: overall design of the project, innovative use of tile, tile design, degree that tile enhances the setting and the project’s sustainable attributes.


Submissions must be completed no later than February 6, 2019. Winners will be notified in March and officially announced at the Ceramics of Italy Press Conference at Coverings, held April 10, 2019 at the Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, Florida. - Institutional website for Ceramics of Italy worldwide - Annual exhibition of ceramic tile and bathroom furnishings in Bologna, Italy


Commercial, residential institutional projects completed within the last five years (January 2014 - January 2019) are eligible in the built categories. Projects can be new construction or renovation and domestic or international as long as the architect or designer is based in North America.

As it is a competition celebrating ITALIAN TILE, projects must feature ceramic or porcelain tile from at least one member company of Ceramics of Italy.
Click here for a full list of Ceramics of Italy members.

Students can work in teams or individually and must be enrolled at an accredited university in North America to be eligible.

Mixed Media Entries

Yes, you can use mix-medium, but a significant portion of the project should include Italian CERAMIC/PORCELAIN tile.

Repeat Entries


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, yous hould 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.