The Marble Institute of America has issued a call for entries for the 2009 Pinnacle Awards Competition, which includes the recently-added Grande Pinnacle Award. The Grande Pinnacle Award will be awarded to the best winning entry across all categories.
This year’s competition will again
focus on projects in commercial interior, commercial exterior, residential
interior or exterior, and renovation/restoration. Entries are judged on the
basis of excellence in design and implementation, quality, workmanship and
suitability of materials.
The Pinnacle Awards are open to all MIA
member companies. Submitted projects are to have been completed between January
2006 and July 2009. Deadline for entries is Friday, July 10, 2009.
“Since MIA initiated the Pinnacle
Awards to honor the best projects in the natural stone industry, the event and
the winners have grown in stature.” said Gary Distelhorst, executive vice
president and CEO. “The global publicity given to the winning entries is a
wonderful showplace for the work submitted by MIA member companies.”
The Pinnacle Awards was enhanced in
2008, with the addition of the Grande Pinnacle Award; a “Best in Show” category
that is sponsored by Marmomacc. The company selected for the Grande Pinnacle
Award will receive a beautiful trophy created by an award-winning architect,
designer and restoration specialist and a trip to Marmomacc 2010 in Verona,
Judging for the 2009 Pinnacle Awards
will be held in Los Angeles on August 5, by a panel of experts from the stone
industry and architectural community. The awards will be presented at
StonExpo/Marmomacc Americas in Las Vegas in October.
“We want MIA members to show the
world what their craftsmen can do by joining the list of select companies that
enter the Pinnacle Awards competition,” said Distelhorst.
For further information, visit the
MIA website at www.marble-institute.com, or call the MIA office at (440)