The National Tile Contractors Association (NTCA), the largest tile contractors association in the world, is requesting a Call for Entries for the association’s Sixth Annual TileLetter Installation Awards.  Completed submissions must be received no later than February 1, 2009.

National contracting professionals will select up to three winning tile or stone contractors for projects in both Residential and Commercial categories, based on a number of criteria that emphasize installation excellence. Criteria may include overall appearance, technical soundness, level of difficulty, craftsmanship, artistry, and/or other criteria to be determined by the time of judging.

Grand Prize winners in Residential and Commercial categories will receive $1,500 in cash.  Award of Merit winners will receive $750 and Honorable Mention recognition winners will receive $250. All winners will be recognized at the NTCA Awards ceremony at Coverings 2009 in Chicago, Illinois, and will be featured in an upcoming issue of TileLetter.

Both new construction projects and renovations are eligible. All applicants must submit an entry form, three to ten different 8.5” x 11” photographic prints as well as digital images on CD of each project with a brief project description (500-words) as outlined in the entry application. Distributors and manufacturers of both tile and stone products, as well as installation materials must also be included.

Entry forms may be downloaded from the NTCA website at or faxed to applicants by calling NTCA at 601-969-2071. For more information, contact Lesley Goddin, TileLetter editor at 505-292-6706 or Multiple entries are permitted. Entries may only be submitted for projects that were completed from January 2004 through January 2009.

NTCA is a non-profit trade association serving every segment of the industry, spearheading education for the professional installation of ceramic tile and allied products.  For more information, please contact NTCA membership director Bob Brown at, via telephone at (601) 939-2071, or visit