The Quinquennial Tile Award, the international award developed by the Fincibec group, is about to close its first edition. The deadline to submit projects is April 30. Only those projects created in the five-year period of 2005-2009 with materials from Century, Naxos and Monocibec will be admitted.

The Quinquennial Tile Award is an award dedicated to living space creators realizing projects between 2005 and 2009 using ceramic materials by Century, Naxos and Monocibec.

There are three intervention types included by the rules: residential, public and industry/commerce. Projects can be proposed by architects, designers, interior designers, surveyors, technical agencies, professional architecture or design agencies, as well as by "project creators without qualification" such as, for example, homeowners.

Complete rules can be found onwww.tileaward.org. The first-prize winner will be awarded with a trip (valued at 10,000 € or approx. $13,400 USD) to a contemporary architectural capital to be chosen between Berlin, New York and Dubai. Four additional winners will be awarded with the design lampArco, designed by Pier Giacomo and Achille Castiglioni, for a value of 2,000 € (approx. $2,680 USD).