Confindustria Ceramica (the Italian Association of Ceramics) and the Italian Trade Agency have extended the deadline for the 2018 Ceramics of Italy Tile Competition to February 23.

Celebrating its 25th year, the Tile Competition is launching a number of new initiatives, including a redesigned website, ahead of the Coverings show in Atlanta, Ga. All North America-based architects and designers who have used Italian ceramic or porcelain tile within the past five years are eligible to submit their projects in the residential, commercial and institutional categories. A new category for imaginative student renderings was also introduced this year, inviting young architects and designers to submit their designs incorporating Italian tile from Ceramics of Italy member companies.

Prizes for built categories include a $3,000 cash prize, a dedicated advertisement in a leading design publication, a trip to Coverings in Atlanta, Ga., to present the project, as well as a CEU trip to Cersaie with a delegation of architects, designers and design media. Students are eligible to win a trip to Coverings to present their design at the show in May.

The competition guidelines, online application, and an archive of winning projects from past years can be found on the Ceramics of Italy Tile Competition website. There is no fee to enter and multiple submissions are accepted.

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