If you are a Spain-loving-ceramic-tile-fanatic architect or interior designer, listen up!
Tile of Spain, the umbrella brand managed jointly by the Trade Commission of Spain in Miami and the Spanish Ceramic Tile Manufacturers’ Association (ASCER) in Valencia, is generously looking for three individuals to take to Spain for free. Yes free. The Reign in Spain A&D Tour, which is taking place from February 5th-February 13th will include a tour of Granada to see various architectural sites such as the Alhambra (shown below) and a trip to Valencia for Cevisama, the International Ceramic Tile and Bath Furnishings Show to meet with manufacturers and see new products first hand, go on factory tours, and attend a press conference.
-Must be available for the duration of the tour which is from Feb. 5-13, 2010.
-Must be an accredited architect or interior designer with current affiliation with AIA, ASID and/or IIDA.
-Must be an architect or interior designer currently living in the United States.
-Must be willing to participate in all activities of the junket, within reason. There will be free time for exploring the cities on your own but most activities, meals and excursions are planned beforehand and are required.
Are you game? After you determine your eligibility based on the qualifications above, take the following steps:
-Download and complete the application form at http://www.spaintiles.info/eng/index.asp
-Return application by deadline of Dec. 23, 2009
-All applications should be sent to (email is preferred):
Reign in Spain A&D Tour
c/o Tile of Spain
2655 Le Jeune Rd. #1114
Miami, FL 33134
Participants will be selected based on eligibility and the quality of their answers completed on the entry form. Preference will be given to those with an affinity for ceramic tile as a building or design material or those who have used ceramic tile in past projects and/or plan to use ceramic tile in the future. Selected participants will be notified by Jan. 8, 2010.
Accommodations do include roundtrip airfare from the United States to Madrid; single occupancy hotel room for the duration of your stay; all group transportation during the tour; and admission to scheduled attractions and trade show. Transportation does not include cab or bus fare for city exploration during free time.