CertainTeed invites North American building professionals to show the world their best work by entering the Ninth Saint-Gobain Gypsum International Trophy Awards. The awards, which are given every two years, recognize excellence in design, drywall installation and finishing. One project representative from the U.S. and one from Canada will also receive a trip to the final competition in Berlin, Germany.

“We are always excited to review projects and recognize those that show creative and exceptional uses of CertainTeed gypsum products,” said Dave Engelhardt, president of CertainTeed Gypsum. “The Saint-Gobain Gypsum International Trophy is a great way to show our appreciation and respect for the top talent among our building professional partners. Balancing the complexity of material performance specifications, meeting client needs, and staying on time and on budget is a challenging feat. To further contribute to a project with an outstanding, notable design is worthy of recognition.”

The competition promotes gypsum-related skills in the following categories:

  • Gypsum Board Craftsmanship and Design
  • Finishing Application
  • Innovation
  • Residential
  • Mixed Use—Commercial including Hospitality and Retail
  • Sector Specific—Hospitals, Hotels and Educational Institutions

CertainTeed will select the top projects completed or projected to be complete between April 2012 and February 2014 and work with principals on project presentations for the international competition. A representative from each of the chosen projects will be awarded an all-expense paid trip to Berlin, Germany to compete in the finals, meet counterparts from other countries, and view projects submitted from around the world. The winning projects will also receive national and worldwide publicity, including press release and social media promotion.

Previous years' winning projects and a brief video showcasing the event can be viewed at www.saint-gobain-gypsum-international-trophy.com.