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Ceramic Tiles of Italy Design Competition: Call for Entries 2008


Ceramic Tiles of Italy is now accepting entries for its 15th Annual Design Competition. The competition celebrates outstanding examples of contemporary American design featuring fabulous Italian ceramic tiles. North American architects and interior designers are invited to submit residential, commercial and institutional projects completed between January 2003 and January 2008. Entries may be submitted for domestic and international new construction and renovation projects.

Winners in each category will receive a cash prize of $5,000 and a trip to Coverings, which will be held in Chicago from April 29 through May 2, 2008. Winners will also be treated to a 5-day trip to Cersaie 2008, the world's largest exhibition for ceramic tile and bathroom furnishings, and join a delegation of leading design media journalists. The organization will once again offer an additional $1,000 to be shared by the winning contractor/distributor team. 

This year, Ceramic Tiles of Italy has launched a new Web site (, which is dedicated to the competition. The sleekly-designed site features a downloadable submission form as well images of the 2007 winners.  What's more, the site offers a historical look at the competition through the past 15 years.

Sponsored by Ceramic Tiles of Italy & The Italian Trade Commission, the deadline for entries is January 11, 2008 (no fee or limit for entries). For more information, go to or contact Novità Communications: