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Ideas for Arranging Your Trophies

August 04/2014
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Are you one of those lucky few that seem to succeed at everything you do? Is your office or home bursting at the seams with awards, plaques, trophies, and other commemorative items that recognize your success? Looking for a way to organize all of your past achievements in a creative and decorative way? Check out some of these ideas to get you from clutter to cleanliness in a matter of a weekend! Trophy Shelf: Only have one or two awards you wish to share with your guests? Try a simple storage solution and showcase piece, a floating shelf. Choose a…

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How to Build a DIY Trophy Case

July 14/2014
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Trying to find the perfect trophy case to house your awards, medals, plaques, and trophies can sometimes be a nightmare! First you must determine the space in your home you have to devote to it, then decide how big the case must be to encase all of your prized possessions, and lastly you must outline a budget that will suit your financial needs. One alternative to the over-priced, often garish, prefab display cases is to create your own. With some simple measurements, a collection of materials and tools and some elbow grease a beautiful and customisable display case is within…

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5 Great Trophy Display Designs

July 07/2014
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Receiving trophies and awards is a surefire way to feel good about yourself and your achievements but once the ceremony is over, many people simply shove the award on a shelf somewhere and forget about it. Wouldn’t it be better to have a dedicated place to store your awards so that you can remember the pride you felt? Here are some inspiring trophy display designs to help you choose a style to fit any décor. Full-length Trophy Shelf & Hat Rack This shelf stretches the entire length of the wall and features lots of storage space for awards, pictures, and…

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Simple Graphic Design Tips That Will Make Your Trophy Better

June 30/2014
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Trophies have been used for hundreds of years to demonstrate gratitude and pride in this Designing a unique trophy can be quite the challenge but with some knowledge of basic graphic design concepts, creating the perfect award doesn’t have to be a headache. Unique Style Every designer should have their own unique style to call upon in order to really make their designs special. The best designers can often be recognized by their work alone with telltale styles and design aspects that reveal something of who created them. While each project you undertake will be unique it is this personal…

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How to Assess the Quality of a Trophy

June 20/2014
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Trophies have been around for centuries and remain the most iconic way to acknowledge victory, success, and achievement in sports, academia, or even the workplace. There is nothing quite the same as receiving a tangible token of a job well done but not all trophies are made equal. When you award a valued employee or teammate with a trophy, you want to be sure it is the best quality it can be so that it will stand the test of time and serve as a fitting reminder of their achievement. Receiving an award is nice but receiving a cheap award…

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Charming Engraving Ideas for Your Trophies

June 10/2014
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Choosing the right inscription for your trophy or award can be just as difficult as designing it. You want to communicate certain pieces of information but do so in a way that is different from everybody else without being so far outside the box that it seems out of place. A good way to decide on inscriptions is to start with the basics and then decide what extras you may wish to include as well as which items of information you can do without so here are the most common things included on awards and trophies: 1. Recipient’s name; 2.…

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Unusual and Unique Trophy Designs

June 03/2014
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Trophies are a big part of all sports and many non-sporting events, but the standard design of a figure on a stand gets a little boring. You’ll have no trouble remembering what you did to earn the trophy, but if any organization wants to stand out from the crowd, a unique or unusual trophy design is the way to go. Custom Designed Trophies You might be able to look through catalogues and brochures to find some outside the box trophy designs, but if you really want to be unique, a custom design is probably the way to go. When you…

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The History of Trophies

May 20/2014
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In modern society, awarding trophies for specific accomplishments is a common practice. Many of us may associate trophies with sporting events, but they are used for a variety of sporting and non-sporting awards. No one is really able to detail the history of the trophy with 100 percent accuracy, but here are some interesting tidbits that will give you an idea of why we value them to such a degree. Why We Use Them Way back when physical battles were commonplace, pieces of the loser’s armour may have been taken by the victor as a token. Today, we use trophies…

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Why Plaques Are Often Better Than Trophies

May 13/2014
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When it comes to the world of awards, trophies, plaques and medals are probably the three most common choices. Trophies and medals have their place and will likely be around for years to come, but a plaque may provide more benefit to the organization handing out the award and the person receiving it. More Room for the Message When you hand out trophies, there is only a small number of characters to work with to say what you want to say. They are kind of like the twitter of awards. But with a plaque, you have more room to work…

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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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