The 2017 Ceramics of Italy Tile Competition is now asking North America–based architects and designers to submit their most innovative and sustainable projects from the past five years. Projects should “take advantage of the excellent technical and aesthetic qualities of Italian ceramic and porcelain tile,” and must “predominantly feature Italian tile—newly built or renovated, domestic or international.”
Entries will be judged by an international jury of design pros across Residential, Institutional and Commercial categories. One grand-prize winner in each category will receive $3,000; a trip to Orlando to attend Coverings, North America’s premier tile and stone trade show; and a CEU-accredited trip to Bologna, Italy, to attend Cersaie, the world’s largest exhibition of tile and bathroom furnishings. The deadline to enter is January 6, 2017.