ALEXANDRIA, VA -- The CID (Coverings Installation and Design) Awards honors achievement in the outstanding use of the materials and the synergy between installation and design in residential and commercial projects.

The 2012 CID Awards competitions are open to architects, designers, builders, contractors, distributors, retailers, installers and other professionals whose projects demonstrate design and installation excellence in residential and commercial applications -- giving special recognition to natural stone, ceramic tile and mosaic tile/glass. Projects must have been completed within the past two years (January 2009 to December 2011) and be located in the U.S. Multiple entries are accepted and encouraged. A separate form should be filled out for each entry.

The deadline to enter is February 1, 2012. More information, including entry rules, forms and how to enter, can be found