In an industry first, National Tiles and Grand Designs Australia, in partnership with their sponsors, have recently launched the inaugural Tiler of the Year Awards 2020
As a supporter of the profession and a major sponsor of the HALT Brekky to raise awareness of mental health issues among tradies, National Tiles and Grand Designs Australia aim to provide recognition to hardworking tilers while encouraging homeowners to nominate the great work they have done.
“We are passionate about tiles, and without the incredible talent of hardworking Australian tilers our industry could not exist. It requires a skilled artisan who takes pride in their work to create a beautifully finished tiled floor, wall, splashback, shower and outdoor paving area,” a spokesperson for National Tiles says.
“Tiled correctly, these spaces will stand the test of time. It’s a tough job, too – painstaking, back-breaking and physically demanding. So, we want to send out a collective heartfelt thank you to all of the amazing tilers who work so hard for their clients in residential and commercial projects, from Darwin to Hobart and from Perth to the east coast – we couldn’t do what we do without you.”
The nominations period when homeowners, tilers and clients are encouraged to upload photos of their favourite tilers’ work, will commence on 21 November and run until 5 March. After this, the competition’s judging panel – Kate Walker (Director, KWD), Cameron Whittaker (GM of Product and Procurement, National Tiles) and Angela Young (Editor, Grand Designs Australia Magazine), will choose 10 finalists to be voted on.
These finalists will be announced on 12 March and photographs will be uploaded to the Voting App so everyone can vote for their favourite space.
The finalists will be invited to attend a very special event in Melbourne where the winner and runners-up will be announced. The winner will be featured in the July issue of Grand Designs Australia (entry applicants will need to be available for a photo shoot for this feature).
Enter now at: completehome.com.au/win-national-tiles