Ceramic Tiles of Italy is now accepting entries for its 15th Annual Design Competition. The competition showcases examples of contemporary American design featuring Italian ceramic tiles. North American architects and interior designers are invited to submit residential, commercial and institutional projects completed between January 2003 and January 2008. Entries may be submitted for domestic and international new construction and renovation projects.

Winners in each category will receive a cash prize of $5,000 and a trip to Coverings 2008, which will be held in Orlando, Fla., April 29-May 2. Winners will also be treated to a five-day trip to Cersaie 2008, the world’s largest exhibition for ceramic tile and bathroom furnishings, and join a delegation of leading design media journalists. The organization will also offer an additional $1,000 to be shared by the winning contractor/distributor team. 

New for 2008, Ceramic Tiles of Italy has launched a new website (www.tilecompetition.com) dedicated to the competition. The site features a downloadable submission form as well images of the 2007 winners, and a historical look at the competition through the past 15 years.

For more information, visitwww.tilecompetition.comor call (718) 857-4806. The deadline for submission is January 11, 2008 (no fee or limit for entries).