November 7, 2016

Submit Your Projects to the 2017 Ceramics of Italy Tile Competition

Has tile been a source of innovation or inspiration in your recent projects? Confindustria Ceramica (the Italian Association of Ceramics) and the Italian Trade Agency proudly announce the call for entries for the 2017 Ceramics of Italy Tile Competition and invite you to enter your projects!

Shinberg.Levinas Architects.

As an architect or designer, you are always looking for new materials to make your visions a reality. The Italian tile industry continues to make great strides in digital and production technology, making tile more versatile than ever and ready to help you achieve any vision. From large porcelain slabs to ultra thin ceramics to antimicrobial tiles, tile can now be used in unconventional spaces as outdoor pavers, exterior cladding and countertops, just to name a few. If you’ve used Italian ceramic or porcelain tile in a residential, commercial or institutional project in the past 5 years, your project is eligible to submit!


The winning architect/designer in each category will receive a cash prize of $3,000 and a trip to present their project at Coverings (April 4-7, 2017). The prize package also includes a five-day CEU-accredited trip to Bologna, Italy to attend CERSAIE 2017 (September 25-29, 2017)—the world’s largest exhibition of ceramic tile and bathroom furnishings—with a delegation of top consumer and design journalists. A $1,000 prize will also be awarded to the winning tile contractor/distributor team in each category.

Bologna, Italy.

The competition is free to enter and multiple submissions are permitted. The deadline for entries is January 13, 2017. To check if a manufacturer is a member of Ceramics of Italy—an umbrella organization comprised of over 150 manufacturers of Italian tile—click here. For more information, please visit the official competition website:

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