Coverings is now accepting submissions for the 2018 Coverings Installation and Design (CID) Awards. Celebrating achievements in design and installation of tile and stone products in both residential and commercial projects, the CID Awards are open to architects, designers, builders, contractors, distributors, retailers, installers and other professionals whose work demonstrates design or installation excellence.
A grand prize of $3,000 will be awarded to one project showcasing excellence in both design and installation, and eight category winners will each receive a prize of $2,000. All winners will receive a one-night stay in Atlanta, Ga., to attend Coverings 2018 and will be recognized at a CID Awards reception on May 9, 2018.
“We’re thrilled to continue spotlighting excellence within the tile and stone community through the annual CID Award program,” said Jennifer Hoff, president of Taffy Events, the management company for Coverings. “The inspiring submissions we receive each year showcase not only the range of innovation and artistry within the industry but also how design and installation professionals collaborate to orchestrate incredible applications of tile and stone materials.”
The 2018 CID Awards submission categories include the following for both residential and commercial projects: tile installation, tile design, stone installation, and stone design. Additional projects may be recognized for specialty categories including international, artistic use of tile/stone, institutional, or community project based on received submissions. Multiple entries are encouraged and must be submitted through the Coverings online portal before January 15, 2018. Projects must have been completed within the past two years (January 2016 - December 2017). Projects demonstrating original or unusual use of materials, innovative technology, installation excellence or a unique combination of aesthetics and function are of particular interest.
An independent panel of judges will assess projects in each category, using a blind format. Tile Letter, TILE Magazine and Contemporary Stone & Tile Design are sponsoring this year’s CID Awards.
For more information, visit www.coverings.com.