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Designing Unusual Trophies

March 19/2015
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Trophies are a wonderful way of showing a person or persons that they made a difference, completed a difficult task, or won a competition. It’s a simple and classic gesture made so that those receiving them can visibly display their achievement. Some trophies are classic and sleek designs, while others are funny or even a little strange. When you’re in need of extraordinarily unique trophy designs, there are many of them to sift through. These unique designs are wonderful for certain events and occurrences where young children might be winning the awards. They’re also great to give out at comedy…

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How Are Crystal Awards Created?

March 12/2015
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Crystal awards are often unique creations of art that make great show pieces. These awards are usually chosen because of their sleek, classy designs. The way the glass is formed into shape will depend on the type of glass it is. Nonetheless, the glass is usually hand blown. While hand molding, the glass artist will cautiously shape it into form. Each creation is unique and cannot be replicated completely. Air bubbles often create individuality between each glass award. When engraving or etching is desired, the specialist will use abrasive materials and other tools. Sometimes sand is blasted into a stencil…

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5 Reasons Your Trophy Colour is Fading

March 04/2015
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After years of having a trophy displayed, you might notice that the colour has faded. Trophies will almost always acquire some kind of visual changes as time goes by. Other than small dings and nicks from moving it around, faded colour is another familiar issue. A professional will be capable of repairing the trophy, giving faded colour’s a fresh coat of paint or otherwise enhanced accordingly. There are some things that you can do to sustain the trophy’s colour over time. In order to keep the colour intact you should be aware of what causes it to fade. Listed below…

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Surprising Raspberry Award Winners

February 25/2015
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Every year, thousands of film and TV fans tune into awards shows like The Oscars and The Golden Globes to see their favorite stars walk the red carpet and hopefully, receive an award (or two) for their talents. Every actor, director, and producer dreams of being honoured at one of these ceremonies.…but there’s one awards show that gets a bit less of the spotlight: We’re talking about The Golden Raspberry Awards, otherwise known as the Razzies. The Razzies have been held in LA every year since 1980 to honour the worst performances and films in the film industry. For most…

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Most Prestigious Film Awards

February 17/2015
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Every year, millions of people across the globe tune into watch the annual Academy Awards, more commonly known as The Oscars. What a lot of people don’t realize however, is that there are a number of other prestigious movie awards ceremonies that take place all over the world. A lot of these names will sound familiar to the biggest film buffs and movie aficionados, but we’re willing to bet that they’ll be new to a lot of people. With that, we bring you our list of 4 of the most prestigious movie awards! European Film Awards The European Film awards…

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Canadian Nobel Prize Winners

February 09/2015
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Millions of Canadians wait all year for “awards season” to watch their favourite celebrities walk red carpets, perform on stage, and receive prestigious honours for their performances throughout the year. The Oscars, The Golden Globes, The Junos and The Emmys have been around for years, but there’s one awards ceremony that has been around for much longer: The Annual Nobel Prize Awards. Although Nobel Prizes aren’t surrounded by the same Hollywood Glitz and Glamour, they’re without a doubt the highest honour that one can ever aspire to achieve—at least as far as awards go. Here are some Canadians who have…

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Biggest Sporting Trophies

February 02/2015
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Trophies have been an iconic element of sports (and many other competitions) for centuries. The entire concept of trophies dates back to Ancient Greece and the Greek word “tropaion,” although back then, trophies weren’t the ornate and sparkling awards that they are today. In the present day, Superbowl and Stanley Cup are two of the most well-known trophies in North America. That being said, they’re not necessarily the biggest or shiniest. In fact, they’re far from it! To prove our point, check out our list of five ridiculously big trophies from all over the world.It’s a good thing that most…

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The Top Five Trophies in Competitive Gaming

January 28/2015
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While competitive gaming has been around since the late 90s, it has exploded in popularity over the past few years. Some people see video games as just a hobby, there’s an ever growing group of professional gamers that draw massive online viewers and even live audiences to watch them compete for some serious cash. More than just cash however, these e-sport athletes are competing for bragging rights and some seriously awesome trophies! Here are our top five favourite e-sport trophies currently available. The Aegis of Champions Awarded to the winner of The International, an annual invite-only DotA 2 (Defense of…

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Taking Care of Your Trophies

January 20/2015
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Everyone has that one trophy or plaque they’ve held onto. Maybe it’s the trophy you received for your first bowling league title, maybe it’s a medal from making it on the dean’s list in college, or maybe an award your received for 25 years of service at your work. Whatever the trophy is that’s important to you, if you want it to remain in pristine condition, it will require a little bit of TLC. However, not all trophies can be treated the same. Here’s a basic guide how to care for trophies made out of different materials: Silver Plated Silver…

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How to Create a Trophy from Scratch

January 13/2015
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We often get phone calls asking if we can build a trophy with very specific details, or if we can repair or recreate a unique broken trophy. Whatever you have in mind, chances are that in nearly 60 years of business we’ve created a trophy just as unique and just as difficult! We work hand in hand with some of the best in the industry to ensure that even the most specific of requests can be met. From creating unique plaques to creating economically-friendly trophies, we’ve had thousands of unique requests and continue to develop our custom portfolio! Customized from…

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