Top three winning entries to receive cash prizes, in addition winning designs could feature in soon-to-be launched range of RAK Ceramics
RAK Ceramics, the world's largest ceramic tiles & sanitary ware manufacturing company, has announced the launch of the RAK Ceramics Design Award 2011, instituted to honour the best tile design concept and its creators. The competition is open to budding designers who are students of ceramics art, architecture and interior design in the UAE.
The theme for the award – which is open till March 31, 2011 – is a presentation of wall/floor design (matching wall and floor) inclusive of related decoration such as décor tiles, borders and listellos. The top three winning entries will be rewarded with attractive cash prizes, in addition to significant media publicity. Further, RAK Ceramics has revealed that the winning designs may also be used in the company’s new range of tiles that will be launched later this year.
Abdulla Mahmood, Head - Marketing and Corporate Communications, RAK Ceramics, said, “The RAK Ceramics Design Award aims to encourage budding creative talents in the UAE. The key tenet of this award is to reward architecture and interior design students who can best depict the versatility and innovation of ceramic tiles made in the UAE, which are known for their perfect blend of heritage and contemporary outlook, attributes that also perfectly sum up the country’s style of architecture.”
“RAK Ceramics has consistently set new benchmarks in ceramic tile design and innovation, and through this competition, we are providing a unique opportunity for students in the UAE to understand the finer points of tile design and application,” he added.
More information about the award, registration details and submission requirements can be found on http://www.rakceramics.com/uae/designaward.html.
RAK Ceramics is a USD 1 billion global conglomerate in the ceramic industry, offering a product portfolio comprising over 6,000 designs in ceramic tiles, Gres Porcellanato, and several models in sanitaryware. RAK Ceramics was recently honored by the Emirates Securities and Commodities Authority (SCA) for complying with good governance and transparency according to best international practices. The company has also been conferred the SuperBrand 2010 Award and continues to be a global pioneer in the world of ceramics through innovative products such as the RAK SLIM, a new brand of 4.5-millimetre thick tile that sets new industry benchmarks in thickness, strength, cost and ease of use. RAK Ceramics is also founding member of Emirates Green Building Council, which supports the development of sustainable buildings in UAE.