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Oldest Trophies

April 28/2014
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The idea of a trophy has been around since almost the beginning of time, when ancient warriors would claim “tropaeum”—tokens of victory in battles and wars, most often weapons, ships, and even body parts. Later, the word evolved into the present day “trophy”, and came to be associated with the world of sports. Many of these trophies are still coveted and in circulation today! Here are just a few of them: 1.     America’s Cup Years before the first modern Olympic Games, sailors gathered every year to race their yachts and hopefully win the Royal Yacht Squadron’s Trophy, which was later…

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The Relationship Between Trophies and Modern Sports

April 17/2014
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Trophies have been around for hundreds upon hundreds of years, and predate today’s major sporting events by centuries—including the Olympics.  Yet even after so much time has elapsed, trophies still play as big a role as ever in the world of sports. Indeed, trophies are representative of more than the activities that they’re awarded for. Rather, they serve as a tangible representation of what is often a lifetime hard work, training, and dedication spent climbing all the way to the top. Here are just a few of the ways that different modern sports have come to be associated with specific…

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How to Plan a Successful Awards Ceremony

April 08/2014
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Whether we’re talking about a recreational sports team or a professional office, there’s nothing quite like an awards ceremony to help motivate and encourage people to do their best. If you’re considering organizing an awards ceremony for a group that you’re involved with, here are a few tips to make the event a smooth-sailing success: 1.     Determine a Budget Before you start planning your ceremony, it’s important to determine a budget. Decide how much money you’re able to spend, and then figure out how much of that budget you want to dedicate to awards, venue, entertainment, and anything else. 2.    …

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How to Assess the Quality of Trophies

April 02/2014
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Trophies have been around for centuries, and they’re still the most iconic way to acknowledge victory and success, whether it be in the world of sports, academia, or even at work. There’s nothing quite like receiving a tangible token of “a job-well-done”, which is why participants are so happy to receive trophies for their accomplishments. Well, that, and the fact that they’re also highly attractive to look at! That said, not all trophies are made equal. If you’re going to be giving out awards you want to make sure that your winners will be proud of their prizes. This is…

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