Stone veneer group calls for award entries

Source: Masonry Veneer Manufacturers Association, Washington, D.C.

The MVMA announced its second annual Design Awards, a program created to recognize the work of industry professionals who are setting trends by featuring manufactured stone veneer in their projects. With manufactured stone fast becoming one of the most requested wall coverings in new construction and renovation projects, contracting and design professionals are looking for innovative ways to incorporate its rugged, authentic, elegant looks and versatility.

All eligible projects—those completed between May 1, 2010 and April 30, 2011—will be submitted online at by May 13, 2011; there is no entry fee. Submissions require high-resolution images of the completed project. An independent judging panel will announce winners at the MVMA annual meeting in Anaheim, Calif. Additional information, including rules and entry form, can be found at the awards’ website.

“Our goal is to recognize leaders in the manufactured stone industry by highlighting their design successes,” said Mike Fischer, MVMA general manager. “This year’s theme of ‘Natural Beauty Fashioned in Stone’ aims to showcase the beauty and authenticity of Manufactured Stone.”