(ALEXANDRIA, VA— NOVEMBER, 2011 —A superior installation magnifies the real beauty of tile and stone. And, it is superior installations—along with the contractors and designers who’ve collaborated on them—that will be honored with the Coverings Installation and Design Awards. The presentation will be the crowning event of the 2012 Coverings Tile & Stone Exposition and Conference, April 17-20, at the Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, Florida.
“Over the years, Coverings has acknowledged outstanding and innovative projects featuring tile and stone,” said Jennifer Hoff, president of events for National Trade Productions, which manages and produces Coverings. “The Installation and Design Awards is a distillation of the past Spectrum and Prism Awards together with the TileLetter & NTCA Installation Awards. The CID Awards will spotlight contractor/designer teams who, respectively, have the demonstrated talent and skills to bring to life an exceptional aesthetic vision.”
The Call for Entries for the awards has been issued, and the competition is open to architects, designers, builders, contractors, distributors, retailers, and installers, who are encouraged to submit multiple entries. All projects must have been completed within the past two years (January 2009 – December 2011), and be located in the United States. Multiple winners will be selected in each of the two basic categories— residential and commercial. The deadline for submissions is Wednesday, February 1, 2012, with entry forms available at www.coverings.com or at www.facebook.com/CoveringsShow. There is no fee to enter, however, winners must be present for the at-show awards reception on Thursday, April 19, to qualify for the prize money that will be awarded.
Coverings is the premier international trade fair and expo dedicated exclusively to showcasing the newest in ceramic tile and natural stone. It has grown to be the largest and most important show of its kind in the U.S., featuring exhibitors from more than 50 countries and attracting thousands of distributors, retailers, fabricators, contractors and specifiers, architectural and design professionals, builders and real estate developers, plus the press and journalists who cover this vital and dynamic industry. Coverings is the stage for introducing some of the most innovative tile and stone products in the world. The exposition also serves as a valuable resource for continuing education for all categories of attendees, with informative, accredited seminars and live demonstration sessions conducted throughout the four days and all free of charge. Coverings 2012 is set for April 17-20, at Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, FL. For more information visit www.coverings.com or contact National Trade Productions, Coverings Show Management, 703-683-8500.