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The Benefits of Plaques for Academic Awards

July 31/2014
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From the time we are old enough to kick a ball, swing a bat, or take a slap shot, there is value and importance placed on the athlete, sport, and athletic excellence. In elementary school kids are picked first due to athletic skill in school yard games and athletes are continually favoured in high school popularity contests and collegiate settings alike as kids grow into adults. You walk the halls of any school and the walls are christened with rosters of state champions, trophy cases are abloom with MVPs of this sport and that, and teachers still recount the year…

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Some of Our Favourite Kids Sports Awards

July 22/2014
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There is no doubt about it, getting kids involved in sports is a great way to teach them the fundamentals rules of life: sharing, teamwork, positive attitude, persistence, and the ups and downs that come along with winning and losing. In short, it is the quick start manual to healthy interactions with classmates, colleagues, and one day spouses and their own offspring. For these reasons, it is imperative as both a parent and a coach to foster positive responses to all players, good or less than good, win or lose, and show some unyielding support along the way so that…

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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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Unique Ideas for School Awards

May 27/2014
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Whether it’s for academics, athletics or some other notable accomplishment, school awards are a big part of the agenda for kids of all ages. They help create confidence and pride and give them something to strive for. Unfortunately, most school awards and the ceremonies that surround them can get a little stale. Here are a few unique ideas that will inject some fun into all types of school awards. Customize While the concept of receiving an award is enough to make kids happy on its own, providing customized mementos that are different from your run of the mill trophy or…

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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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