ARLINGTON, Va. – Entries are now being accepted for the 2018 Coverings Installation and Design (CID) Awards. The deadline for submissions is Jan. 15.

This year’s competition includes a $3,000 grand prize and eight category awards of $2,000 each for exemplary design and installation of tile and stone products in residential and commercial projects.

250 CID“We’re thrilled to continue spotlighting excellence within the tile and stone community through the annual CID Award program,” said Jennifer Hoff, president of Taffy Events, the management company for Coverings. “The inspiring submissions we receive each year showcase not only the range of innovation and artistry within the industry but also how design and installation professionals collaborate to orchestrate incredible applications of tile and stone materials.”

The 2018 CID Awards submission categories for residential and commercial projects are tile installation, tile design, stone installation, and stone design. Additional projects may be recognized for specialty categories including International, Artistic Use of Tile/Stone, Institutional or Community Project ,based on submissions received.

Multiple entries are encouraged and must be submitted through the Coverings online portal by Jan. 15. Projects must have been completed within the past two years (January 2016 – December 2017) and can be located worldwide.

The awards competition is open to architects, designers, builders, contractors, distributors, retailers, installers and other professionals whose work demonstrates design or installation excellence.

An independent panel of judges will assess projects within each category, using a blind format. Projects demonstrating original or unusual use of materials, innovative technology, installation excellence or a unique combination of aesthetics and function are of particular interest.

A grand prize of $3,000 will be awarded to one project showcasing excellence in both design and installation, and eight category winners will each receive a prize of $2,000. All winners will receive a one-night stay in Atlanta to attend Coverings 2018, and will be recognized at a CID Awards reception from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. EDT on May 9.

Tile Letter, Tile Magazine, and Contemporary Stone & Tile Design are this year’s award sponsors.


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