Country Floors Announces Inaugural Tile Design Challenge In Partnership with ELLE DECOR

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Country Floors Tile Design Challenge to Benefit Housing Works NYC

“ELLE DECOR has long been a champion of emerging talent and design,” said Barbara Friedmann, ELLE DECOR vice president, publisher & chief revenue officer.

The iconic floor and tiling company Country Floors has announced the launch of their inaugural Tile Design Challenge, in partnership with ELLE DECOR. Students will compete to create a winning Country Floors tile design, to be featured in an upcoming issue of ELLE DECOR and in Country Floors’ showroom. The grand prize winner will be selected during Country Floors Tile Design Awards Ceremony held at the Country Floors New York City showroom, located at 15 East 16th Street, New York, NY on Wednesday, April 27th from 7-10pm.

Submissions to Country Floors Tile Design Challenge began on Friday, March 18, 2016. To participate, all entries must be a currently enrolled student at an accredited college within the tri-state and not expected to graduate before December 31, 2016. The Country Floors Tile Design Challenge provides students with the opportunity to submit one design in the Encaustic Tile, Handmade Mosaics, or Waterjet design categories. “Country Floors is pleased to support young talent while giving back to our community. This is a great opportunity for students to be a part of the tile design process and to learn what is necessary to go from design to production,” Justine Sturtevant, Country Floors Marketing Manager.

The top ten finalist will be highlighted via social media where followers’ votes will be taken into consideration. The selected finalist will be directly notified and invited to attend Country Floors Tile Design Awards Ceremony, where the winner will be announced. The judging panel will consist of ELLE DECOR market editor Carisha Swanson, Country Floors tile designer and popular emerging designer Antonino Buzzetta, selected by ELLE DECOR.

“ELLE DECOR has long been a champion of emerging talent and design,” said Barbara Friedmann, ELLE DECOR vice president, publisher & chief revenue officer. “Coming together with Country Floors makes perfect sense as we both value elegance, style and premium quality in products and design.”

In addition to being featured in ELLE DECOR, the winner of the competition will receive a monetary gift card courtesy of Country Floors and will be mentioned during the upcoming International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICCF). A monetary donation will also be given by Country Floors to Housing Works Charity, along with additional local New York City housing charities to be announced in the coming weeks.

For submission entries visit http://www.bit.ly/CountryFloors. For more information on Country Floors, visit the official website at http://www.countryfloors.com. For media credentials to attend the awards ceremony or to schedule an interview, please contact Ashli Urquhart at ashli(at)theteslagroup(dot)com.

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