The Spanish Ceramic Tile Manufacturers’ Association (ASCER) is launching the twelfth edition of the Tile of Spain Awards of Architecture and Interior Design. The total prize fund is 39,000 Euros for three categories: Architecture, Interior Design and Degree Project in Architecture.

In this edition, the chairman will be the world-renowned German architect Matthias Sauerbruch, founding partner of Sauerbruch Hutton with offices in Berlin and London. Matthias Sauerbruch is among 7 international architects bestowed with the AIA Honorary Fellowship 2013 of the American Institute of Architects (AIA).

The jury will be also formed by a select group of subject matter experts: Portuguese architect João Luís Carrilho da Graça, “chevalier des arts et des lettres” by the french republic in 2010; Luca Molinari, curator and producer in the field of exhibition and cultural events related to contemporary architecture, design and photograph; the architect Manuel Gallego, Gold Medal of Architecture 2010 in Spain; young designer Tomás Alonso, founding partner of OKAY Studio London, a collective of individual designers sharing a bit more than a workspace; and Ramón Monfort, of the Architects Association.

Registration is open and the deadline is Oct. 29. The Awards have a prize fund of 39,000 Euros divided in three categories. The two main categories are Architecture and Interior Design, each one is awarded 17,000 Euros. The main requirement to participate is that the projects use ceramic tiles made in Spain.

The third category is Degree Project category, which is aimed to students of Architecture and it is awarded 5,000 Euros. The jury may give two special mentions in each category as it considers the projects to be rewarded. The rules for the competition and the application form for registration can be found on