Oberlin, OH--The Natural Stone Institute is pleased to announce that the call for entries for the 2018 Pinnacle Awards is now open. Submissions are due by Friday, July 20.
The Pinnacle Awards honor projects where beauty, creativity, ingenuity and craftsmanship exemplify professional mastery in the use of natural stone for commercial and residential applications.
Four new categories have been introduced this year, allowing for a broader range of natural stone craftsmanship to be showcased and honored. Pinnacle Awards will be given in the following seven categories:
- Commercial Interior
- Commercial Exterior
- Residential Interior/Exterior—Single Family (New category)
- Residential Interior/Exterior—Multi-Family (New category)
- Architectural Carving/Lettering/Sculpture (New category)
- Public Landscapes/Parks/Memorials (New category)
A Grande Pinnacle Award (sponsored by Marmomac) will be presented to the best overall project. An award for the best use of Brazilian stone (sponsored by Vitoria Stone Fair) will also be available within each category. The Natural Stone Institute would like to thank the following companies for sponsoring the Pinnacle Awards: MAPEI (Commercial Awards), GranQuartz (Residential Awards) and Coldspring (Renovation/Restoration Awards).
David Castellucci, Pinnacle Jury Committee chair, commented: “I am pleased to announce the changes to the Pinnacle Award categories for 2018. Separating the residential awards into ‘single family’ and ‘multi-family’ extends the opportunity to participate both to small and medium sized shops and those who cater to larger volume clients. The new Public Landscapes and Architectural Carving categories open up the awards program to members who have not previously participated.”
The Pinnacle Awards are open to all Natural Stone Institute member companies, and will be recognized during the Natural Stone Institute Awards Celebration at TISE 2019. The winning projects will be displayed at TISE 2019 and promoted at other trade shows and in industry publications throughout the year.
For more information, including submission forms and a list of requirements, please visit www.naturalstoneinstitute.org/pinnacleawards.