Dezeen promotion: entries are now being accepted for the Tile of Spain Awards, the annual competition run by the Spanish Ceramic Tile Manufacturer's Association (ASCER).
Now in its thirteenth year, the awards programme is open to international architecture and interior projects that have used ceramics made by Spanish companies in their design.
A total of €39,000 (£30,785) in prizes will be divided between the winners of three award categories: architecture €17,000 (£13,420), interior design €17,000 (£13,420) and student projects in architecture €5,000 (£3,946).
To be eligible for entry, projects must have been completed between January 2012 and October 2014.
Projects that were awarded architecture prizes in previous years include a former abattoir that was converted into a cooking school by Spanish architecture studio Sol89 and a pearlescent music hall and house by Cor & Asociados.
Submissions to Tile of Spain Awards 2014 are being accepted until 28 October 2014.
Here is some more information from the organiser:
Open call for the 13th Tile of Spain Awards of Architecture and Interior Design
The Spanish Ceramic Tile Manufacturers' Association (ASCER) has launched the thirteenth edition of this prestigious competition, celebrating the architectural application of Spanish ceramics.
The competition has a proud record of involving leading lights of the international architecture community in recognition of creativity in the built environment.
There is a flourishing preference and appreciation for the use of ceramics in architecture and interior design. Increasingly, acclaimed professionals are choosing ceramic tiles to enhance their most significant works.
In previous editions of the Awards, many distinguished professionals have joined the judging panel, including Juan Navarro Baldeweg, Terence Riled and Terence Riley and Alberto Campo Baeza.
Presiding over this year's panel of judges is architect Emilio Tuñón, who, together with the late Luis Moreno Mansilla, founded a studio that has been recognised with prestigious prizes such as the Mies van der Rohe Award and the Spanish National Architecture Award.
Also on the jury is Italian architect Cino Zucchi; the executive director of the Pritzker Awards Martha Thorne; the Indian-born architect Anupama Kundoo; rising star José María Sánchez; Fernando Márquez Cecilia, editor and director of El Croquis architecture journal; and the Castellón-based architect Ramón Monfort.
The awards have a prize fund of €39,000 (£30,785) divided in three categories. The two main categories are Architecture and Interior Design, each awarded €17,000 (£13,420).
The third category is Degree Project category, which is aimed at students of architecture and has an award of €5,000 (£3,946). The jury may give two special mentions in each category.
In recent years the competition has awarded a wide range of projects, recognising the versatility of this material.
Winning projects in previous editions include: Granada’s Teacher Training College; Casa Collage in Girona; a residential building project in Barcelona by Bach arquitectes; the Benidorm West Beach Promenade; the rehabilitation of Santa Caterina Market in Barcelona by Miralles-Tagliabue; the Spanish Pavilion in Expo Zaragoza and in the Aichi Expo in Japan, etc.
The competition rules and the application form for registration can be found here, together with further information regarding current and previous editions.
A key condition of entry is that projects submitted have used ceramic tiles made in Spain.
Registration is now open and the deadline for submissions is the 28th of October 2014.
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