MBNA Design History

•  2017 Design Contest Winners
•  2014 Design Contest Winners
•  2012 Design Contest Winners
•  2011 Design Contest Winners
•  2010 Design Contest Winners

2017 Design Contest Winners

Best Cremation Memorial Best Hand Carved Memorial Best Hand Etched Memorial
Johns-Carabelli Company
“Borcz”
Iowa Memorial Granite Company
“MUMM Lion”

Johns-Carabelli Company
“Moss-Fleischman”
     
Best Large Monument Best Laser Etched Memorial Best Flat Marker
West Memorials
“Galardi”

West Memorials
“Brusco”
West Memorials
“D’Army”
     
Best Novice Monument Best Public/Civic Monument Best Small Monument
Memorial Monuments & Vaults
“JE T’AIME”
Brown Memorials, Inc.
“Air Force Memorial”
West Memorials
“Workman”

2014 Design Contest Winners

Best Cremation Memorial Best Hand Carved Memorial Best Hand Etched Memorial
Harrison Monuments
“Hendricks”
Willis Granite Products
“Jones/Porter”

Willis Granite Products
“Gales”
     
Best Large Monument Best Laser Etched Memorial Best Flat Marker
Winner Milano Monument Co
“Awender-Schmidt”

Willis Granite Products
“Tucker Johnson”
Willis Granite Products
“Maverick Mecklenburg”
     
Best Public/Civic Monument Best Small Monument  
 
Aurora Monument Company
“75th Anniversary City of Warrenville”
Willis Granite Products
“Bret Ladd”
 

2012 Design Contest Winners

Best Cremation Memorial Best Hand Carved Memorial Best Hand Etched Memorial
Oregon Memorials
“Aschenbrenner”
Eastern Memorials
“Isabelle Scott”

Lancaster Monuments
“Studier”
     
Best Large Monument Best Laser Etched Memorial Best Flat Marker
Johns-Carabelli Co.
“Cameron”

Luken Memorials
“Dullerud”
Remco Memorials
“Salwick”
     
Best Novice Monument People's Choice Award Best Public/Civic Monument
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“Allen”
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“Wall”
Morse and Beggs Monument Co
“Foxboro Never Forgets”
     
Best Small Monument    
Milano Monument Co
“Tucker Boulder”

2011 Design Contest Winners

Normally held every even numbered year, the Design Contest was added to the 2011 Industry Show due it being missed at the 2008 JAM with the Mid-Atlantic Monument Builders Association. Over 100 entries were submitted for this prestigious award and the following 8 Winners were announced:


Public/Civic Cremation Hand Etched
William Walker
Monument Company
Murphy Granite Carving Johns-Carabelli Company
(Mayfair Memorials)
     
Laser Etched Hand Carved Markers
Lacky Monuments, LLC Caldwell Monument Company Vancouver Granite Works, Inc.
     
Small Monuments Large Monuments  
 
Luken Memorials, Inc. Murphy Granite Carving  

The People’s Choice and Bert Gast Memorial Biondon Bronze Trophy winner was Laser Imaging & Design, Inc. from Lebanon, OH.

Laser Imaging & Design, Inc.

Congratulations to all our winners!

2010 Design Contest Winners

Conceptual Category
The 2010 Monument Builders of North America Design Contest results were announced at the 2010 MBNA/MAMBA Joint Annual Meeting in Kansas City, MO. The 2010 contest had entries in a Conceptual Category and a Finished Category.  Out of 80 designs submitted to the Conceptual Category, 19 entries were built and displayed on-site by 10 MBNA members.

Click here to view the original designs, see who designed them and built them and what the finished products looked like!

The winner of the People’s Choice Award for the Conceptual Category as selected by popular vote was designer Charlie Hunt, FAICA of Hunt Memorials, Inc. in Nashville, TN and built by Cold Spring Granite Company in Cold Spring, MN.

Cold Spring Granite Company

Finished Category
In the Finished Category, awards were presented to:

Public/Civic Markers Large Monument Small Monument
Loiselle Memorials, Inc. Vancouver Granite
Works, Inc.
Riehm Gerlach Memorials
North American Heritage
Greenville Marble & Granite

The winner of the Biondan Trophy, was awarded to Oregon Memorials in Hillsboro, OR.

Oregon Memorials

These designers are a credit to the industry and should be congratulated by all.

 

MBUniversity Conference 2018

2018 Monument Industry Show


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