Coverings Seeks Tile And Stone Projects For 2015 Installation & Design Awards

(ALEXANDRIA, VA—November 10, 2014) Coverings is on the hunt for submissions to its 2015 Coverings Installation & Design (CID) Awards, honoring the most superior designs and installations of tile and stone. Available to architects, designers, builders, contractors, distributors, retailers and installers, the CID Awards celebrate creativity and technical prowess in the use of tile and stone in residential, commercial, international and sustainable projects. Sponsored by TileLetter and Contemporary Stone & Tile Design, the program will honor winning projects at Coverings 2015, the largest global tile & stone exhibition in North America, which will be held April 14-17, 2015 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida.
The winning projects will be announced and celebrated in a revamped ceremony, now called the CID Awards & Opening Night Celebration, which will take place at Coverings the first evening of the show, April 14 at 5:30 PM. The evening will include a presentation of the winners, along with a live showcase of the projects and a cocktail reception — allowing attendees to interact directly with the winners and learn more about the projects first-hand. The CID Awards & Opening Night Celebration is free and open to all attendees. 
“The CID Awards program shines a spotlight on the remarkable talent in the tile and stone industry — these are the trailblazers and visionaries exhibiting the highest levels of creativity, craftsmanship and outstanding use of materials,” said Karin Fendrich, Coverings show director. “With more than 100 outstanding entries in 2014, this program has gained significant momentum, and reflects tile and stone’s presence in today’s impressive designs and installations.”  
An independent panel of judges will evaluate submissions based on execution and installation, original usage, and overall design and purpose, with special recognition given to those projects exemplifying stunning tile and stone. The Grand Prize winners of the Residential and Commercial categories will each receive $2,000 and a one night’s hotel stay in Orlando. Additional cash prizes will be awarded in each category. Winners must be present at the CID Awards & Opening Night Celebration. If winners are unable to attend, the project will be disqualified with a new winner awarded — with the exception of international projects.
Multiple entries are accepted and encouraged and there is no fee to enter. New this year, entries will be accepted digitally only via an easy-to-use online portal.  For further details on the program and to submit a project, go to
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About Coverings
Coverings is the largest and most important ceramic tile and natural stone trade fair and expo in the United States. It features exhibitors from more than 35 countries and is the stage for introducing some of the most innovative tile and stone products in the world.
The exposition serves as a valuable resource for continuing education for all segments of the industry, with more than 80 informative, accredited seminars and live demonstration sessions throughout the show, all free of charge. Coverings attracts thousands of distributors, retailers, fabricators, contractors, specifiers, architectural and design professionals, builders and real estate developers, as well as journalists and bloggers who cover this vital and dynamic industry.
Sponsors of the show are The Ceramic Tile Distributor Association (CTDA), Tile of Spain/Spanish Ceramic Tile Manufacturer’s Association  (ASCER), Ceramics of Italy/Confindustria Ceramica, National Tile Contractors Association (NTCA) and the Tile Council of North America (TCNA). The show is managed by National Trade Productions.
Coverings 2015 takes place April 14-17 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida. For more information, visit or contact National Trade Productions, Coverings Show Management, 703-706-8257.