The National Tile Contractors Association (NTCA) is requesting a Call for Entries for the association’s Sixth Annual TileLetter Installation Awards. Completed submissions must be received no later than February 1, 2009.

National contracting professionals will select up to three winning tile or stone contractors for projects in both Residential and Commercial categories, based on a number of criteria that emphasize installation excellence. Criteria may include overall appearance, technical soundness, level of difficulty, craftsmanship, artistry, and/or other criteria to be determined by the time of judging.

Grand Prize winners in Residential and Commercial categories will receive $1,500 in cash. Award of Merit winners will receive $750 and Honorable Mention recognition winners will receive $250. All winners will be recognized at the NTCA Awards ceremony at Coverings 2009 in Chicago.

Both new construction projects and renovations are eligible. All applicants must submit an entry form, three to 10 different 8.5” x 11” photographic prints, as well as digital images on CD of each project with a brief project description (500 words) as outlined in the entry application. Distributors and manufacturers of both tile and stone products, as well as installation materials, must also be included.

Downloaded entry forms from the NTCA website at For more information, contact Lesley Goddin, TileLetter editor at (505) 292-6706 or Multiple entries are permitted. Entries may only be submitted for projects that were completed from January 2004 through January 2009.