The 2017 Ceramics of Italy Tile Competition is officially under way.

Now in its 24th year, the annual awards program invites North America-based architects and designers to submit their most innovative and sustainable projects from the past five years that take advantage of the excellent technical and aesthetic qualities of Italian ceramic and porcelain tile. Projects that predominantly feature Italian tile—newly built or renovated, domestic or international—will be evaluated by an international jury of design experts in the residential, institutional and commercial categories.

One grand prize winner in each category will be honored with an awards package including: $3,000; a trip to Coverings in Orlando, Fla., and a CEU-accredited trip to Cersaie—an exhibition of tile and bathroom furnishings in Bologna, Italy—with a delegation of architects, designers and design media. A handful of honorable mentions will be selected and the winning contractor/distributor teams will also be rewarded.

The deadline to enter is Jan. 6, 2017.

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