Awards & Recognitions

2017 MBNAspire to Success Awards

MBNA’s Aspire Awards were created to recognize monument builder companies that have drawn favorable attention to their companies, and in turn, to the industry through their specialized marketing and/or public relations campaigns. Up to three (3) winners will be awarded the handsome granite MBNAspire Award, a tall, polished trophy that adds elegance and interest to any member’s lobby or bookshelf. Honorable mention entries will receive a certificate of merit suitable for framing. All winning entries will be featured in MBNews. Click here an official entry form.

Certified Memorialist® Dinner & Presentation

All Certified Memorialists are encouraged to attend this presentation!  This exclusive time will allow you to explore, collectively, a myriad of industry topics with your fellow CMs! Enjoy each other’s company, compare notes on how you’re accruing CEUs for recertification, and enjoy a great presentation.

MBNA 2018 Design Contest

All entries are finished monuments that fall into one of nine categories (Public/Civic; Cremation; Hand Etched; Laser Etched; Hand Carved; Markers; Small Monuments; Large Monuments; Novice Monuments).  Recipients in all categories will be awarded a handsome granite award for display in their office and the overall winner will receive the Biondan Bronze Bert Gast Memorial Trophy.

Contest judges will look at elements of proportion, balance and the story the monument conveys when judging entries.  Award recipients will be recognized during the luncheon at the 2018 MBUniversity Conference, featured in MBNews, included on the MBNA website, and promoted through industry-wide press announcements.  Click here to download an official entry form.


Conference Dates

Friday, February 23, 2018
Saturday, February 24, 2018
Sunday, February 25, 2018