Ceramic Tiles of Italy Design Competition 2005 submission fast approaching

Completed submissions for the Ceramic Tiles of Italy Design Competition must be received by 30 January 2005. This annual awards program, sponsored by Assopiastrelle, the Association of Italian Ceramic Tile Manufacturers, and the Italian Trade Commission, recognizes design excellence in projects that feature Italian ceramic tile.

A jury of design professionals will judge projects on their creative attributes as well as how the tiles meet their functional and technical requirements. Submissions from three categories residential, institutional and commercial may be entered for consideration, and winners in each category will receive a cash prize of $5,000, a trip to Coverings 2005 and be eligible for a trip to CERSAIE 2005, to be held in Bologna, Italy.

Entries may be submitted for domestic and international new construction and renovation projects completed between January 2000 and January 2005. There is no fee for entry.

Previous winners include Bernard Tschumi Architects (04), Jones Studio (04), GSBS Architects (04), Ralph Appelbaum and Associates (04), Swanke Hayden Connell (03), Richard Fleischman + Partners (03), Waddell + Associates (02), KA, Inc. (02), Michael P. Johnson Design Studio (01), Mojo-Stumer (01), Anthony Belluschi/OWP & P Architects (00), One Dream Design (99), T.V.S. & Associates (98), Hirsch Bedner & Associates (97), Arquitectonica (96), Stanley Tigerman (95) and Barbara Lazaroff (94).

To download the entry form and for more information, please visit www.italytile.com or www.italiatiles.com