Ceramics of Italy Tile Competition 2013

Design inspired and imaginative architecture using Italian Ceramic Tiles
Enter the 2013 Ceramics of Italy Tile Competition
Win $15,000 in prizes and 3 trips to Italy

Design inspired and imaginative architecture Ceramics of Italy Tile Competition 2012
Confindustria Ceramica (the Italian Association of Ceramics) and the Italian Trade Commission, are proud to announce the 2013 Ceramics of Italy Tile Competition Call for Entries. The competition, now in its 20th year, recognizes the exceptional work of North American architects and designers who feature Italian ceramic tiles in their institutional, residential or commercial/hospitality spaces. 

Prizes
Winners in each category will receive a cash prize of $4,000 and a five-day trip to Bologna, Italy to attend CERSAIE 2013 – the world’s largest exhibition for ceramic tile and bathroom furnishings – joining a delegation of top consumer and design journalists. Ceramics of Italy will award an additional $1,000 to be shared by the winning contractor/distributor team.

Rules
The competition is open to all North American architects and interior designers. Domestic and international new construction and renovation projects completed between January 2008 and January 2013 are eligible for entry.

Categories
• Institutional
• Residential
• Commercial/Hospitality

Criteria
A panel of design experts will judge 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.

Deadline
Submissions must be completed no later than February 6, 2013. Winners will be announced at the Ceramics of Italy Press Conference during Coverings, which will be held April 29-May 2, 2013, in the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Georgia. In addition, a video of the winning projects will be on presented in the Italian pavilion during this internationally acclaimed tile and stone trade show.

Contact
For more information contact Novità Communications at 212-528-3160 or info@novitapr.com

Links
www.italiantiles.com – Portal to Italian tile industry
www.laceramicaitaliana.it – Institutional website for the Italian ceramic tile industry
www.italytile.com – ICE US-based website for Italian ceramic tile featuring dealer links

FAQ
What do I win?
The winning architect receives a 5-day trip to Bologna, Italy to attend Cersaie 2013 as part of a delegation of design and lifestyle journalists.
PLUS a check for $4000 will be presented during the Ceramics of Italy International Press Conference held annually at Coverings.

The winning contractor/distributor team receives a check for $1000.

When is the deadline for submission?
February 6, 2013

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.

How do I know if a manufacturer is a member of Ceramics of Italy?
Ceramics of Italy is an umbrella organization comprised of over 200 manufacturers of Italian tile. Click here for a complete listing.

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?
Yes

Can I enter the competition if I have won the project before?
Yes

Can I submit more than one project?
Yes, there is no limit to the number of accepted entries.

How much does it cost to submit?
There is no charge for entry.

How do I submit?
Click Submission Form on the toolbar, then simply fill in the required fields, provide a detailed description and upload low-resolution images of the project. If completed correctly, you should receive an ID# that corresponds with your submission.

Who can I contact with additional questions?
Our PR agency, Novita` Communications, is happy to assist in any way.
By phone: 212-528-3160
By email: info@novitapr.com