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Coverings 2024 Opens Registration and Award Submissions

Show organizers of Coverings, the premier international ceramic tile & natural stone trade show in North America, has launched its event registration and award program submissions for Coverings 2024, set for April 22-25 at the Georgia World Congress Center (GWCC) in Atlanta.

Tile, stone and design professionals across all segments of the industry can register to attend at no cost by visiting https://www.coverings.com. Registering early offers “advanced access to event updates, special program notifications, exclusive promotions, introduction to new product trends and innovations, and the opportunity to contribute to one of several philanthropic causes through the inaugural Coverings Cares program,” according to event organizers.

The new Coverings Cares initiative underscores the show’s commitment to serving the tile and stone industry and the Atlanta local community through a donation pool of up to $50,000. Coverings 2024 registrants will have the chance to select and support one of six vetted charitable organizations when they register for the event, including Atlanta Community Food Bank, Atlanta Habitat for Humanity, Ceramic Tile Education Foundation (CTEF), EARTHDAY.ORG, Gary Sinise Foundation and Tile Heritage Foundation.

Coverings will donate $10 to the organization chosen by each event registrant, who can then match or exceed the donated amount if desired. The Coverings donations will be bestowed to the designated charitable organizations for the first 5,000 attendees who attend Coverings 2024 onsite.

“Coverings is honored to give back to Atlanta and excited to return to the city’s rich culture in April, while offering an amazing event experience to support, unite and engage with the global tile and stone community,” said Jenn Heinold, president of Taffy Event Strategies, the event management company for Coverings. “This year’s event will be bringing together the most innovative minds through a new slate of meaningful learning opportunities; fostering invaluable networking with industry peers; and showcasing the newest tile and stone products, tools, equipment and technologies from around the world.”

Eventgoers will also benefit from educational content including live demonstrations, panel discussions, active podcasts and many hands-on activities. All learning opportunities and show floor activations will concentrate on Coverings’ returning core tenets: “Sustainability,” “Health & Wellness,” “Outdoor Spaces” and “Timeless Luxury.”

Coverings 2024 will also unite tile and stone professionals to collectively promote sustainable design, building and installation practices through special programming in commemoration of Earth Day, April 22, which falls on the first day of the event.

2024 CID Awards logo2024 Coverings Installation & Design (CID) Awards

The CID Awards program honors remarkable accomplishments in the design and installation of ceramic tile and stone applications across residential, commercial and institutional projects. Designers, architects, builders, contractors, distributors, retailers, installers and other industry professionals are invited to submit their projects via the CID project submission portal by Dec. 20, 2023.

Multiple submissions for both national and international projects are accepted, and there is no cost to submit. All projects must have been finalized between January 2022 and December 2023 to qualify for review.

Submitted projects will undergo evaluation by a committee of long-standing tile, stone and design professionals, and winners will receive recognition in eight distinct categories: Residential Ceramic Tile Installation, Residential Ceramic Tile Design, Residential Stone Installation, Residential Stone Design, Commercial Ceramic Tile Installation, Commercial Ceramic Tile Design, Commercial Stone Installation and Commercial Stone Design.

The winning projects will be honored at Coverings 2024; included in a selection of publications; and highlighted on the Coverings website, blog and social media platforms. Award winners will also receive a complimentary one-night stay for Coverings 2024 or an equivalent gift card and will be recognized during the CID Awards Ceremony & Reception at the event.

Coverings 2024 Rock Star Awards

2024 Coverings Rock Star Awards logoNow in its 10th year, the Coverings Rock Star Awards is dedicated to celebrating the tile and stone industry’s best and brightest young talent by bestowing recognition to a group of winners as part of the annual “Emerging Leaders Program.” Industry leaders are encouraged to submit their nominations through the Coverings Rock Stars nomination portal by or before Dec. 20, 2023. Coverings Rock Star nominees must be 35 years of age or younger and currently employed in the industry.

A panel of vetted industry leaders will evaluate each nominee based on their experience level, professional certifications or affiliations, past awards or recognitions, influence within the tile and stone industry, and distinctive qualities that distinguish them as emerging leaders in the field.

Recipients of the Coverings 2024 Rock Star Awards will be celebrated at Coverings 2024; featured in a Coverings 2024 press release shared with numerous industry and consumer media outlets; and acknowledged on Coverings’ website, blog and social media channels throughout the year following the event.

For more information, visit https://www.coverings.com.

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