2015 Ceramics of Italy Tile Competition
355 Mansfield by D.I Group, was the 2014 winner in the Ceramics of Italy Tile Competition residential category.

Confindustria Ceramica and the Italian Trade Commission have announced the official call for entries for the 2015 Ceramics of Italy Tile Competition.

Now in its third decade, the annual awards program honors the work of North American architects and designers who create exceptional spaces using Italian ceramic and porcelain tile. It celebrates the pairing of inspiring design ideas with products from leading manufacturers to create spaces that are well appointed, versatile, timeless and sustainable. Recent winners include Corgan Associates for Plaza of the Americas, MGA Partners for Morgan Hall at Temple University and D.I Group for 355 Mansfield.

For its 22nd edition, North America-based architects and interior designers are invited to submit new or renovated, domestic and international projects in the institutional, residential and commercial/hospitality categories that have been completed between January 2010 and January 2015. From residences designed with decorative ceramics to corporate offices utilizing the energy-saving benefits of porcelain facades, Ceramics of Italy is looking for all types of projects using Italian ceramics.

An international jury of design professionals will evaluate the projects based on their creativity, functionality and aesthetic appeal, selecting one winner in each category. The official criterion for the jury includes overall design of the project; aesthetic and technical quality of tile installation; degree to which tile enhances the setting and the project's sustainable attributes.

Winners will be announced at the Ceramics of Italy International press conference during Coverings in Orlando, Fla. from April 14 to April 17, where the winning architects and designers will be invited to present their projects. Each category winner will receive a cash prize of $4,000 plus a five-day trip to Bologna, Italy, to explore the historic city and attend Cersaie. An additional $1,000 will be awarded to the winning contractor/tile distributor team in each category.

For more information, visit tilecompetition.com.