The Coverings Installation and Design Award 2017

Publish Date: Dec 20, 2016

Deadline: Jan 06, 2017


Submissions for the 2017 CID Awards are open to architects, designers, builders, contractors, distributors, retailers, installers and other professionals who demonstrate design and/or installation excellence in residential and commercial projects, giving special recognition to stunning stone and tile.

Regardless of who submits the entry, both installer and designer/architect will be recognized for winning projects. Collaboration between installer and designer to submit the project is recommended but not required.

  • Projects must have been completed within the past two (2) years (Jan. 2015 – Dec. 2016)
  • Projects can be located within or outside North America
  • Multiple entries are accepted and encouraged. Please fill out a separate form for each entry.

Criteria and Judging

Projects will be judged and awarded based on technical installation and design. Projects will be judged on their levels of creativity, craftsmanship, and outstanding use of materials and achievement in the use of tile or stone within the residential and commercial project categories. Of particular interest are projects that demonstrate an original or unusual use of materials, incorporate an innovative technology, reflect installation excellence or successfully combine aesthetics with function in a unique and interesting way. Two grand-prize winners will be chosen from all submissions.

The scoring is based on a scale of 1 to 10; with 10 being high and 1 being low. Judges will evaluate entries using a blind format based on:

  • excellence in execution and installation
  • inspiring and original use of tile or stone
  • overall design and purpose

An independent panel of judges for all award categories will evaluate entries using a blind format based on excellence in execution and installation, inspiring and original use of materials, and overall design and purpose. Decisions are at the discretion of the jury.

How to Enter

Entries must be submitted via the online entry portal by January 6, 2017.
Each submission will include a 500-word project narrative, materials information and a minimum of four (4) photographs of the project. (If submitting for an installation award, photographs of the actual install and a technical write up describing the install are required.)

In effort to keep judging totally anonymous, please leave out any mention of the designer, installer and others involved with the project in the narrative. The only place the projects should be identified is on the initial Entrant and Participant Details page.


The installer and designer of the prize winning projects will each receive $2,500 and a one-night hotel stay in Orlando during Coverings. Additional projects may be recognized for categories including International, Artistic Use of Tile/Stone, Institutional, Community Project, etc., based on submissions received.
$2,500 will be awarded to the installer and designer of a both residential and commercial tile and stone projects.
In addition, winners will be:

  • Invited to attend the coveted VIP Press Dinner
  • Invited to participate in a conference session where their project will be discussed
  • Featured on a video wall and on meter boards at Coverings 

2016 CID Award Winners

Fifteen outstanding tile and stone projects were recognized as part of the annual Coverings Installation & Design (CID) Awards, a program that honors outstanding design and installation of tile and stone in residential, commercial, sustainable and international projects. An esteemed panel of notable editors and leading designers evaluated almost 125 submissions based on execution, original usage, and overall design and purpose, and gave s-pecial recognition to those projects exemplifying spectacular tile and stone applications.

For more information click "Further Information" below. 

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