2018 MBNA Design Awards

This years' MBNA Design Contest was quite a success! After receiving more entries than ever before, the convention attendees were almost drooling over the quality of work that was submitted. The following winners were announced at the 2018 MBUniversity conference that was held in Irving, Texas just last weekend. You will soon find the entries on the website and social media sites! 

 

Congratulations!

Best Cremation Memorial: Brown Memorials

Best Hand Carved: Watson Signs & Monuments

Best Hand Etched Memorial: Brown Memorials

Best Large Monument: Anderson Monument Works

Best Laser Etched Memorial: Natchez Monument Co.

Best Flat Marker: Premier Memorial

Best Public/Civic Monument: Schlitzberger and Daughters Monument Co.

Best Small Monument: Brown Memorials

Biondan Bronze - Bert Gast Memorial Award: Visalia Granite & Marble Works, Inc.

 

 

Stone is polished by hours of work by a skilled craftsman. There is no "coating" that is applied. The beautiful, nearly permanent shine on memorials is created by a series of diamond impregnated pads, water, and a skilled craftsman. If the polishing process is done incorrectly, the stone can overheat causing the stone surface to prematurely crumble.

Who's your hero? Memorialization is about recording the stories of the every-day heroes that impact our lives more than any other people on earth.

Remembering and recording the lives of loved ones that were cremated is as important as remembering and recording the life of a person that received a traditional burial.