Organizers of Coverings, in partnership with Contract magazine, have launched "Coverings Select," a juried program honoring those tile and stone products that reflect design, engineering and technological innovation and that set new standards in aesthetics and performance.
Organizers of Coverings, in partnership with
Contractmagazine, have launched “Coverings Select,” a juried program honoring those
tile and stone products that reflect design, engineering and technological
innovation and that set new standards in aesthetics and performance.
In issuing the Call for Entries,
Coverings and Contract are seeking candidates in eight categories: Artisan
Tile/Stone; Porcelain/Ceramic Tile Wall; Porcelain/Ceramic Tile Floor; Mosaic
Tile; Glass Tile; Natural Stone; Installation Material Systems; and Equipment
and Machinery.The deadline for submissions is March 6.
In addition to reviewing the
required written entry materials, on opening day of the show, Tuesday, April
27, at Orlando’s Orange County Convention Center, a panel of judges will visit
those exhibitors who have entered “Coverings Select” for a first-hand
evaluation of the product candidates. Honorees will be announced and awarded
their distinction later that day, and then featured in a printed brochure
distributed to show goers beginning Wednesday and throughout the remainder of
the show, which concludes on Friday, April 30. Additionally, “Coverings Select”
honorees will be featured in an upcoming issue of Contract, and on the
Coverings Web site.
Coverings Select is modeled after
Best of NeoCon, the design industry competition that recognizes excellence and
innovation in product design for commercial interiors. The prestigious program,
also sponsored by Contract, celebrated its 20th anniversary in 2009.
“The breadth of tile and stone
products unveiled each year at Coverings is extraordinary, and one of the most
compelling draws of the show,” said Jennifer Hoff, president of National Trade
Productions, which manages and produces Coverings. “It is a privilege to be
partnering with Contract magazine, and we are grateful to be able to benefit from
their Best of NeoCon expertise as we not only applaud the unparalleled caliber
of exhibitors and their products, but also help all attendees discover some of
the most outstanding and unique products that distinguish Coverings as the
ultimate marketplace for tile and stone.”
“Coverings Select” is open to all
contracted Coverings exhibitors. To be eligible the product must be on display
in their Coverings 2010 exhibit space and be an introduction to either the U.S.
or international markets over the past year only, since the closing date of
last year’s Coverings, April 24, 2009.
For more information, visit
‘Coverings Select' to recognize outstanding new tile, stone products
February 18, 2010