"The prize that grows with the force of your ideas". This is the definition of the Quinquennial Tile Award of Fincibec, now at its third edition. The initiative, organized by the manufacturer from Sassuolo in collaboration with the magazine Ottagono, sets out to explore the different expressions of ceramics and their evolution inside the architectural language. The next 18 months are available to those who, for various reasons, have made works using the ceramic materials of the three companies of the group: Century, Monocibec and Naxos. The competition covers projects done between 1 January 2009 and 31 December 2013, in the fields of residential, public and commercial/industrial construction. In the spring of 2014 a jury of experts will convene to rank the entries, focusing on the expressive use of the material, from interior design to construction, sectors in which ceramic flooring, finishes and facings play an increasingly important role. www.tileaward.org.