Where’s Chicago’s  next Nate Berkus? HGTV is looking for designers to be on its Design Star on-air competition show. See the website for info on applying. Producers say they’re looking for passion, personality, and expertise. Oh, and of course, it wouldn’t hurt if you look great on camera. The deadline is January 19, 2010.
Camera-shy but still love a good contest, especially one that can win you a trip to Spain? Accredited architects and designers are invited to enter Tile of Spain’s contest. This trade group will take three designers and/or architects to Granada to see the Alhambra Palace and then on to Valencia, the center of Spain’s ceramic tile industry. The trip is from Feb. 5–13; applications must be received by Dec. 23. Get the entry form here.