1-800-233-4472  Contact MBNA  |  Site Map

Design Notebook




The Return of the Design Notebook!
Your association is proud to reinstitute the concept of the MBNA Design Notebook in the pages of the September, 2013 issue of MBNews…and we need your participation!

We’ll show the best examples of monument craftsmanship in the following 13 categories.

  1. Civic Memorial
  2. Family/Estate Memorial
  3. Double Upright Memorial
  4. Single Upright Memorial
  5. Ethnic Memorial
  6. Unusual/Unique Tool Application Memorial
  7. Residential/Garden Art Memorial
  8. Contemporary/Mixed Media Memorial (includes bronze, stainless, glass)
  9. Shape Carved Memorial
  10. Hand Carved Memorial
  11. Flat Marker Memorial
  12. Etched Memorial
  13. Cremation Memorial

Entries will be chosen by a panel that includes MBNews Chair Philip Weiss, MBNews Editor Don Mounce, magazine creative contributors Dan Bellan, AICA and John Scott, AICA, and MBNA Vice President Alison Raymer. Along with showing the fine work, we also want to understand the motivation and creative impulse behind the design, colors/materials/dimensions selected, as well as any special techniques or tools used.

Keep an eye out for additional announcements on this MBNews special issue via email and the MB Brief!

Simply complete the application and attach a photo of your entry (300 dpi, 1 mg, at 8 x 10 format is preferred) by July 31! The “Best of the Best” will also be chosen as the cover photo for this special issue.

The Design Notebook will be a great annual compliment to the biennial MBNA awards competition. And, we hope that submissions will continue throughout each year from our members to fuel the monthly Creative Corner addition to MBNews.

Design Notebook Application

 

Consumer Information
How To Buy a Memorial
Find an MBNA Member
Cremation Memorialization
Why Choose an MBNA Member
Code of Good Practice
Photo Gallery
Certified Memorialists & Their Value to Consumers
Certified Memorialists Directory
Consumer's Rights
  Resource Center
Frequently Asked Questions
History of Memorialization
How Monuments Are Made
Monument Materials, Finishes, and Techniques
Consumer Advocacy
Grief Resources
Monument Cleaning
Memorial Glossary
MBFilms
Design Correspondence Course
Useful Links