The winning projects will be announced and celebrated in a revamped ceremony, now called the CID Awards & Opening Night Celebration, which will take place at Coverings the first evening of the show, April 14 at 5:30 p.m. The evening will include a presentation of the winners, along with a live showcase of the projects and a cocktail reception -- allowing attendees to interact directly with the winners and learn more about the projects first-hand. The CID Awards & Opening Night Celebration is free and open to all attendees.
"The CID Awards program shines a spotlight on the remarkable talent in the tile and stone industry -- these are the trailblazers and visionaries exhibiting the highest levels of creativity, craftsmanship and outstanding use of materials," said Karin Fendrich, Coverings show director. "With more than 100 outstanding entries in 2014, this program has gained significant momentum, and reflects tile and stone's presence in today's impressive designs and installations."
An independent panel of judges will evaluate submissions based on execution and installation, original usage and overall design and purpose, with special recognition given to those projects exemplifying stunning tile and stone. The Grand Prize winners of the Residential and Commercial categories will each receive $2,000 and a one night's hotel stay in Orlando. Additional cash prizes will be awarded in each category. Winners must be present at the CID Awards & Opening Night Celebration. If winners are unable to attend, the project will be disqualified with a new winner awarded -- with the exception of international projects.
Multiple entries are accepted and encouraged and there is no fee to enter. New this year, entries will be accepted digitally only via an easy-to-use online portal. For further details on the program and to submit a project, go to coverings.com/CID.