OBERLIN, OH -- The Marble Institute of America (MIA) has announced that Vitoria Stone Fair-Marmomacc Latin America will be sponsoring the "Kitchen of the Year" and "Bath of the Year" categories for the 2015 Pinnacle Awards. The winner for each category will win a free trip to the 2016 Vitoria Stone Fair-Marmomacc Latin America, to be held February 16 to 19, 2016 in Espirito Santo, Brazil. In light of this announcement, the deadline for the 2015 Pinnacle Awards will be extended to August 12, 2015.

Winners of the "Kitchen of the Year" and "Bath of the Year" categories will receive free registration to Vitoria Stone Fair-Marmomacc Latin America, as well as airfare and lodging expenses. The 2016 event will mark the 41st International Marble and Granite Fair and is the largest natural stone fair in Latin America. "We are thrilled about this generous sponsorship," said Helen Distelhorst, Meetings, Events & Awards Director at MIA. "It is a great way to bring attention to the two new categories for the Pinnacle Awards. "We look forward to partnering with MIA for this sponsorship." said Cecilia Milanez Milaneze, Director of Milanez & Milaneze and promotor of the Vitoria Stone Fair. "Winners will be given a great opportunity to explore the Latin American natural stone industry."