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Coverings Announces Opening of Registration & Award Submissions for 2022

Posted on 26 October 2021 by cradmin

Coverings (coverings.com), the preeminent event for the ceramic tile and natural stone industry in North America, announced that Coverings 2022 event registration, hotel bookings and awards submissions are now open. Attendees of Coverings 2022, which will take place April 5-8, 2022, at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada, can register for the event and reserve rooms with official Coverings’ hotels. Coverings has also begun accepting submissions for the 2022 Coverings Installation and Design (CID) Awards and nominations for the 2022 Rock Star Awards.

Tile and stone professionals interested in attending Coverings 2022 can register by visiting coverings.com. Key advantages to registering online and in advance include preliminary notices of popular programs, special promotions, product sneak peeks, and other opportunities only available with early registration.

Attendees of Coverings 2022 will be able to experience the latest tile and stone trends, mix and mingle with industry peers and cultivate the knowledge and connections that will help advance their businesses and sales. Coverings’ show management is currently planning for a creative and strategic lineup of product displays, a global exhibit hall, networking events, and robust educational opportunities, including CEUs through sessions, demonstrations, live interviews, and much more.

Coverings 2022 official hotels will be available Oct. 20 through Coverings’ only hotel provider, OnPeak. Both attendees and exhibitors of Coverings 2022 can secure rooms at discounted nightly rates at a selection of Las Vegas hotels on The Strip and within walking distance to the Las Vegas Convention Center, including the Bellagio, Aria, Westgate, and more. Registrants who reserve rooms through OnPeak can book with no risk. There are no deposits and no restrictions, and bookings may be canceled with no penalty three to seven days prior to arrival. Individual hotel cancellation policies may vary.

Coverings Installation and Design (CID) Awards

The CID Awards bestow recognition for outstanding design and installation in residential and commercial tile and stone projects. Architects, designers, builders, contractors, distributors, retailers, installers, and other industry professionals may submit their projects through the CID project submittal portal by or before the Dec. 17, 2021, 11:59 p.m. EST deadline.

Projects submitted for review by the deadline will be evaluated and awarded based upon eight categorical designations: Residential Tile Installation, Residential Tile Design, Residential Stone Installation, Residential Stone Design, Commercial Tile Installation, Commercial Tile Design, Commercial Stone Installation, and Commercial Stone Design. Project entries are free of charge, and multiple entries are encouraged.

Winners will be selected in spring 2022 after an independent panel of judges assesses each project on the levels of creativity, craftsmanship and use of materials. International projects may be submitted, and all projects must have been completed between January 2020 and December 2021 for review eligibility. Winning projects will be recognized onsite at Coverings 2022 as well as in various publications and on Coverings’ website and social media channels.

Coverings Rock Star Awards

The Coverings 2022 Rock Star Awards will recognize emerging leaders in tile and stone from 2021. Nominations may be submitted by or before the Dec. 17, 2021, 11:59 p.m. EST deadline by using Coverings’ Rock Star nomination form.

Coverings Rock Star nominees must be 35 years of age or younger and employed as one of the following professions: architect, designer, distributor, retailer, contractor/installer, fabricator, specifier, manufacturer, and/or trade association personnel. Nominees will be judged by a committee of industry leaders who evaluate experience levels; professional certifications or affiliations; previous awards or accolades; prior speaking engagements at industry events; quantity of published works; impact in the tile and stone industry; and traits that set them apart as emerging leaders in the industry.

Winners of the Coverings 2022 Rock Star Awards will be honored onsite at Coverings 2022; included in a Coverings press release distributed to dozens of top magazines and publications; and highlighted in a year-long professional feature on the Coverings’ website and via Coverings’ social media channels and blog.

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Coverings Extends Deadline for 2021 Awards Submissions

Posted on 12 March 2021 by cradmin

Coverings, the largest international tile and stone exhibition and conference in North America, has announced Friday, March 26, 2021, as the new deadline to complete entry submissions for both the 2021 Coverings Installation & Design (CID) Awards and 2021 Rock Star Awards. The deadline for both competitions was extended from an original, earlier date to correspond with the recent rescheduling of Coverings 2021, which will take place July 7-9, 2021, at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida.

The new deadline allows tile and stone industry members more time to nominate emerging professional leaders under the age of 35 as contenders for the Rock Star awards. It also provides a longer opportunity for designers and installers to submit their 2019 and 2020 tile and stone projects for consideration in the CID Awards competition. 

The CID Awards celebrate outstanding achievements in the design and installation of tile and stone in residential and commercial projects. Submissions are open to architects, designers, builders, contractors, distributors, retailers, installers, and other industry professionals who completed projects exemplifying spectacular tile and stone applications between January 2019 and December 2020. There is no cost to enter, and entries should be submitted through the CID Awards portal by or before the updated deadline of March 26, 2021, 11:59 p.m. EDT. Multiple entries are encouraged. No submissions will be accepted after this date, and no extensions will be granted.

Submitted projects will be evaluated by an independent panel of judges and awarded based on excellence in execution, inspiring and original use, and overall purpose. CID Award winners will receive a complimentary one-night stay in Orlando, Florida to attend Coverings 2021, where their projects will be recognized in an awards ceremony.

The Coverings Rock Star Awards honor emerging leaders in the tile and stone industry. Eligible candidates must be 35 years of age or younger and employed within one of the following professions: architect, designer, distributor, retailer, contractor/installer, fabricator, specifier, manufacturer, and/or trade association personnel. Nominations must be submitted by the March 26 deadline, using the Coverings 2021 Rock Star nomination form. No nominations will be accepted after the deadline, and no extensions will be granted.

Rock Star nominees will be reviewed by a committee of industry leaders and evaluated based on experience levels; professional certifications or affiliations; previous awards or accolades; prior speaking engagements at industry events; quantity of published works; impact in the tile and stone industry; and what sets them apart as emerging leaders in the industry. Selected Rock Stars will receive a complimentary one-night stay in Orlando, Florida to attend Coverings 2021, where they will be celebrated for their achievements within the tile and stone industry.

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Coverings Extends 2021 Award Submissions Deadline

Posted on 09 December 2020 by cradmin3

Given that Coverings 2021, the premier tile and stone trade event in North America, is now scheduled to take place July 7-9, the deadline to submit projects to the 2021 Coverings Installation & Design (CID) Awards or to nominate a young emerging leader to the 2021 Coverings Rock Star program has been moved to Friday, March 26, 2021.

The 2021 CID Awards recognize and award projects featuring tile & stone that feature beautiful design and impeccable installation. As always, multiple entries are accepted and there is no cost to enter.

Winners in each category will receive industry recognition and accolades, features in various media outlets, and a complimentary one-night stay to attend Coverings 2021.

If you know of a young industry talent that has a bright future in the tile & stone industry, nominate them to be a Coverings Rock Star. They must be 35 years or younger and currently working in the industry.

Selected Rock Stars will receive industry accolades, a complimentary one-night stay to attend Coverings 2021, and unique professional development opportunities.

All submissions must be received by 11:59 PM ET on Friday, March 26. No submissions will be accepted after this date and no extensions will be granted.

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Coverings Calls for CID & Rock Star Submissions

Posted on 19 October 2020 by cradmin3

Coverings, the premier tile & stone trade event in North America, has announced that it’s now accepting submissions for two incredible programs. By Friday, December 18 enter your top projects to the 2021 Coverings Installation & Design (CID) Awards or nominate a young emerging leader to the 2021 Coverings Rock Star program.

The 2021 CID Awards recognize and award projects featuring tile & stone that feature beautiful design and impeccable installation. As always, multiple entries are accepted and there is no cost to enter.

Winners in each category will receive industry recognition and accolades, features in various media outlets, and a complimentary one-night stay to attend Coverings 2021.

If you know of a young industry talent that has a bright future in the tile & stone industry, nominate them to be a Coverings Rock Star. They must be 35 years or younger and currently working in the industry.

Selected Rock Stars will receive industry accolades, a complimentary one-night stay to attend Coverings 2021, and unique professional development opportunities.

Even in uncertain times, one thing is for certain…you work hard, and you deserve to be recognized for it.

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Coverings Announces 2018 Rock Star Honorees

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Coverings Announces 2018 Rock Star Honorees

Posted on 13 June 2018 by cradmin

Coverings announced its new honorees for the annual “Rock Stars” Emerging Leaders Program. Now in its fourth year, the program underscores Coverings’ mission of supporting the continued growth and success of the industry through meaningful connections. Honorees were recognized for their achievements within the tile and stone industry during a Rock Star Luncheon on the opening day of Coverings 2018.

“Coverings is thrilled to welcome this group of impressive industry professionals into the Rock Stars Program,” said Jennifer Hoff, president of Taffy Event Strategies, the event management company that produces Coverings. “We look forward to continued success for this exceptional group of talent, and to witness the impactful contributions they will continue to offer the tile and stone industry.”

A committee of industry leaders reviewed an impressive field of candidate submissions shared by veteran colleagues to identify 12 outstanding inductees for the fourth class of Coverings Rock Stars. Representing a diverse array of industry professions, the 2018 honorees are:

• Richard Anuszkiewicz, Alt Breeding Schwarz Architects, Executive Director, Kitchen & Bath Division
• David Benson, Architectural Ceramics, Principal & Vice President of Sales
• Kelly Bowen, Ceramic Technics, Sales Consultant
• Amber Clore, A.Clore Interiors, Principal & Owner
• John Kilfoyle, United Marble Fabricators, Owner
• Joe LaFauci, La Fauci Tile, Showroom Manager
• Cari May, Coldspring, Marketing Manager
• Jason McDaniel, StoneMan Construction, Owner & Regional Evaluator
• Nakul Patel, MSI, Sales Representative
• Cameron Proctor, David Allen Company, Inc., Senior Project Manager
• Amy Oakley, Natural Stone Institute, Communications Manager
• Triniti Vigil CTI, ACT, J&R Tile, Inc., Director of Evaluation and Training

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Coverings Searches For Emerging Leaders in Tile and Stone

Posted on 12 December 2017 by cradmin

Coverings is now accepting nominations for 2018 Rock Stars. The Coverings Rock Stars – an Emerging Leaders Program – honors the best and brightest young talent in the tile & stone industry. Since its conception, the program has recognized dozens of young leaders who have connected at Coverings through mentorship and networking opportunities. The program underscores Coverings mission to support the growth and success of the industry by recognizing top-notch talent and fostering networking and educational opportunities.

Individuals under the age of 35 and currently employed by or as an architect, designer, distributor, retailer, contractor/installer, fabricator, specifier, trade association, or manufacturer in the tile or stone industry are eligible for the award. Nominations must be made by a colleague who is also active within the industry.

Selected 2018 Rock Stars and their nominators will be honored at the Rock Star Awards Luncheon during Coverings 2018. In addition to being profiled on the Coverings website for one year, Rock Stars will also receive a free one-night hotel stay in Atlanta for Coverings 2018, social media promotion, inclusion in a Coverings press release, and a dedicated Rock Star badge ribbon.

A committee of industry leaders will select winners based on individuals’ impact on and previous recognition within the industry. Nominated individuals must meet all requirements, and self-nominations will not be considered. Nominators and nominees will be contacted after the submission deadline. Further detail on the nomination/selection process and submission forms can be found on the Coverings website.

All nominations must be submitted by Monday, February 5, 2018.

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Coverings Announces 2017 CID Award Winners and Rock Stars

Posted on 18 April 2017 by cradmin

Coverings 2017 CID AwardsAs a part of the 2017 Coverings conference program, the winners of the Coverings Installation & Design (CID) Awards presented their projects to show attendees. The CID Awards honor outstanding design and installation of tile and stone in the categories of Residential Stone, Residential Tile, Commercial Stone, and Commercial Tile. Submissions were judged based on execution, original usage, and overall design and purpose. The four prize-winning teams, including each designer and installer, received $2,500, and a one-night stay in Orlando to attend Coverings. All winning projects were displayed at Coverings 2017 on a video wall and on an award display.

The four projects that earned this prestigious award are:
Residential Stone
Project: Art House, The Zajeski Project
Designer: CVG Architects
Installer: Blue Pearl Stone

Residential Tile
Project: Contemporary Twilight
Designer: DKOR Interiors
Installer: Newman Brothers Construction

Commercial Stone
Project: Energy Center III
Designer: Kirskey Architecture
Installer: Camarata Masonry Systems, Ltd.

Commercial Tile
Project: Maurices Corporate Headquarters
Designer: RSP Architects
Installer: Twin City Tile and Marble

Special Recognition honors were also given to the following projects for exemplifying noteworthy tile and stone applications:
Special Recognition: Community Enhancement
Project: Pacific Coast Highway Caltran Landscape Architecture
Designer: Alice Taylor
Installer: JC Stone

Special Recognition: Creative Use of Tile in an Educational Setting
Project: Coweta Central Elementary School
Designer: Stacy Group
Installer: Bentley Flooring

Special Recognition: International
Project: Villa Nemes: Natural Materials in Natural Environment
Designer: Giordano Hadamik Architects
Installer: Simine Rizza & Ndricim Aga

Special Recognition: International
Project: Opera Software Wroclaw
Designer: mode:lina architekci Paweł Garus Jerzy Woźniak sp. j.

Special Recognition: International
Project: Madrid, Spain Perimeter Project
Designer: Zooco Estudio
Installer: Hisbalit

Special Recognition: International
Project: Lattice House
Designer: Emiliano López Matas

In addition to the CID Awards, Coverings honored its third class of industry “Rock Stars” during the convention. Honorees were recognized for their individual contributions to the tile and stone industry during a Rock Star Luncheon. Representing more than 100 years of experience across a diverse array of industry professions, the 2017 honorees are:

George L. Bellerose, Granite & Marble Works, Inc., Lead Installer & Operations Manager
Chanel Carrizosa, Icon Tile & Design, Operator & Owner
Andrew Cassanova, Jeffrey Court Inc., Marketing Director
Marcos Castillo, David Allen Company, Superintendent
Lauren Congrove, Distinctive Marble and Granite, Marketing & Sales Supervisor
Eva Mallory, MS International, Sales Representative
Dimce Manev, Imperial Tile & Stone, Owner
Marie-Noelle Neidemire, Panzica Building Corporation, Interior Designer
Matt Newbold, Elite Tile Setters, Program Manager
Joseph Roberts, International Stone & Tile, Import Manager & Senior Purchaser
Jessica Webber, Webber Development & Construction, Co-owner

CountertopResource.com would like to extend our congratulations to all of this years’ winners and honorees.

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