Excellence in Masonry Awards 2019

It’s Time to Take your Photos!

Now is a good time to schedule photography for your Excellence in Masonry award entries.  Take advantage of good weather and sunshine in the Spring and Summer months to take capture better lighting, colorful landscaping, and the absence of snow/ice on the building. 

EIM 2019 submission deadline is September 1st, 2019.

Please submit quality photos from a high resolution SLR camera or use a professional photographer for your entry submissions. Photos taken from cell phone cameras do not provide quality images when enlarged for marketing purposes and will not represent your project in the best way.


MAC does not provide photography services for entries, but we can recommend a professional photographer who does Architectural photography. Please call our office at 847-297-6704 if you want a referral.

Eligibility for entering projects to Excellence in Masonry Awards:
1) Any registered architect, union accredited mason contractor, or supplier may enter projects.
2) Projects may only be entered twice over a four year period.
3) Architectural projects must be constructed and completed during the period of Jan. 1st, 2015 and June 1st, 2019 and must be constructed predominately of masonry, including stone, which is exposed to view.
4) Projects must be located in Northern and Central Illinois or Northwest Indiana as designated by the following counties: Boone, Bureau, Carroll, Champaign, Coles, Cook, JoDaviess, DeKalb, Douglas, DuPage, Edgar, Ford, Grundy, Henry, Kankakee, Kane, Kendall, Iroqouis, Lake, LaSalle, Lee, Livingston, McHenry, Ogle, Piatt, Putnam, Stark,Stephenson, Vermillion, Whiteside, Will and Winnebago in Illinois and Lake, Jasper, Newton LaPorte, Porter and Starke in Indiana.

Excellence in Masonry Awards 2019

Entry Submission is now open!




Mark your calendars to attend awards night on December 7th at the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago.

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Excellence In Masonry 2018

Thank you to all who attended the Excellence in Masonry Celebration on April 21st at the Chicago History Museum.

We have photos and video’s available that showcase the event and the 2018 Excellence in Masonry award winners.

View the Video announcing the Award winners >

View the Video of Event night >

View and Download the 2018 Brochure >

To order a light-up base for your glass award:

Sam Dusbabek | General Manager
Me 3D Store

Store Phone: 952.658.8868
Office Phone: 844.952.6333
Email: samd@me3dstore.com

Support our Excellence in Masonry Sponsors!

International Masonry Institute (IMI)

Mason Contractors Association of Greater Chicago

Illinois Brick Company

Northfield Block Company

Labor Management Cooperation Committee

Int’l Union of Bricklayers and BAC ADC1 of Illinois


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Jerry Castle & Son

Schwarz Construction

Gary Galassi

Photos from the 2018 Excellence in Masonry Awards Celebration

Excellence in Masonry

For over 40 years, the Masonry Advisory Council has proudly hosted our “Excellence in Masonry Award” Program. In the past we recognized architectural design excellence and the talent behind the execution of making those design concepts a reality.

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