2016 Ceramics of Italy Tile Competition Call for Entries

By Melissa


The 2016 Ceramics of Italy Tile Competition is now open for submissions through January 15th. Now in its 26th year, the annual awards program, presented by the Italian Association of Ceramics and the Italian Trade Commission, recognizes the work of top North American architects and designers who create exceptional spaces using Italian ceramic and porcelain tile.

The competition is open to domestic and international new construction and renovation projects completed between January 2011 and January 2016, and a winner is chosen for each of the following categories: institutional, residential, and commercial/hospitality. From home kitchens to corporate offices to tile-clad facades, Ceramics of Italy is looking for all types and scales of projects featuring Italian tile.

A panel of design experts will judge the projects based on their creativity, functionality, sustainability, and aesthetic appeal. The winning architect in each category receives a 5-day trip to Bologna, Italy to attend Cersaie 2016 as part of a delegation of design and lifestyle journalists. In addition, a check for $4000 will be presented during the Ceramics of Italy International Press Conference at Coverings 2016 in Chicago. The winning contractor/distributor team receives a check for $1000.

Submissions must be completed no later than January 15, 2016, and winners will be notified in March. The winners will officially be announced at the Ceramics of Italy Press Conference at Coverings, held April 18-21, 2016 at McCormick Place in Chicago, Illinois. To submit, click here.

2015 winners include:

2015 / Residential Winner
DKOR Interiors
Location: Aventura, FL
Tiles: Atlas Concorde
Contractor: Amazon Construction
Distributor: Atlas Concorde
Photography: Alexia Fodre – Fotoworks



2015 / Institutional Winner
Shinberg.Levinas Architects
Location: Washington, D.C.
Tiles: Lea Ceramiche
Contractor: Jud Tile
Distributor: Atlantic

Carlos Rosario Public Charter School, Shilberg Levinas Architects


2015 / Commercial Winner
RSP Architects
Location: Brooklyn Park, MN
Tiles: Ceramiche Caesar, Casamood, Provenza
Contractor: Grazzini Brothers & Company
Distributor: Tile By Design & RBC
Photography: Lara Swimmer – Fotoworks

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To view winners dating back to 1994, click here.


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