MIA Award Nominations Open

Posted on 24 April 2013 by cradmin

The Marble Institute of America (MIA) has issued its 2013 Awards Program Call for Entries. The Call for Entries signifies that the MIA is now accepting entries for its various awards. These awards honor and recognize natural stone companies, professionals and architects from around the world.

The 2013 MIA Awards consists of:

    • The Pinnacle Awards are presented to companies whose projects’ beauty, creativity, ingenuity and craftsmanship exemplify professional mastery in the use of natural stone in commercial and residential environments.  Again this year, with the support of Hanley Wood Exhibitions, all Pinnacle Award of Excellence and Merit winners have the opportunity to invite an architect from the firm involved in their winning project to StonExpo 2014. The Pinnacle Awards consist of four categories and also seeks to identify and award a project in one of the categories that demonstrates environmental responsiveness and successful resolution of sustainability goals. The categories are:
      • Commercial Interior – sponsored by Custom Building Products and Aqua Mix.
      • Commercial Exterior – sponsored by Custom Building Products and Aqua Mix.
      • Residential Interior/Exterior – sponsored by BLANCO.
      • Renovation/Restoration – sponsored by Cold Spring Granite Company.
    • The Grande Pinnacle Award, sponsored by Marmomacc, is presented to the best project across all categories.  This award includes a trophy and  a trip to Marmomacc 2014 inVerona, Italy.  Again this year, Marmomacc will present a Grande Pinnacle Award to an architect from the firm involved in the winning project.  In addition, the architect will win a trip to Marmomacc to attend Veronafiere’s week-long continuing education program on designing with natural stone.
    • The MIA Natural Stone Craftsman of the Year Award, sponsored by Polycor, Inc. & TexaStone Quarries, singles out one craftsman who has performed outstanding stone fabrication and/or installation over a period of many years. The individual candidate must have served as an apprentice stone mason and risen through the ranks as journeyman stone mason, foreman and superintendent. In addition, the person honored must have a solid track record of leadership and mentorship.
    • The Migliore Award for Lifetime Achievement was established to recognize an individual who has made extraordinary contributions to the natural stone industry and the MIA. The award is named for MIA’s long-time technical director, the late Vincent R. Migliore, who was its first recipient.
    • The MIA Natural Stone Scholarship Award, sponsored by Cold Spring Granite Company, provides educational opportunities for aspiring fabricators, installers or administrative apprentices interested in furthering their careers within the natural stone industry. The scholarship covers travel and registration costs for one or more recipients to StonExpo/Marmomacc Americas and MIA’s Annual Meeting.

For more information contact Helen Distelhorst at [email protected] or go to www.marble-institute.com/awards. Deadlines begin in August.




 





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