What our customers are saying

Our overarching objective is to ensure that our award customers are not only pleased with their awards, but also with the entire start-to-finish process of working with Design Awards. Listed below is some of the feedback we have received from our award recipients.

Thank you for your amazing work creating our fabulous Engineers Award for the Red Engine Group. It was presented last night to the winner and everyone loved it especially our CEO. He wanted me to pass on our thanks for a great job.

Carolyn Maloney – Red Engine

Thank you so much! The trophy looked incredible! The client was so impressed with the design and craftsmanship of the award. Given that we gave you a 3 week turn around on this, I cannot thank you and your team enough.

You will be the first port of call for any future requests.

Kristie Turner
Director of Sales & Operations – Destination Management

Kristie Turner – Uniq Concepts

We have used Design Awards for our annual staff awards trophies for the last 2 years and couldn’t be happier with the service that they provide. The trophies that they have designed us are beautiful, with excellent attention to detail and finish.

Sally McNamara

Partnership and Activation Manager


Sally McNamara – Partnership and Activation Manager

We came to Design Awards after seeing their work on the Barangaroo Awards – knowing they could make us a series of perpetual trophies that would be contemporary and celebrate our new branding. Charles was so flexible with last-minute ideas, and the final product is seriously impressive.

Lyndsey Douglas

Manager External Affairs

Yellow Brick Road

Lyndsey Douglas – Yellow Brick Road

Hi Charles,

Just wanted to thank you and your amazing Team for designing our fabulous awards. Your innovative designs and quality craftsmanship made our awards stand out from the pack. They were the talk of the evening. Nothing was too much trouble for you and the fact that you worked over the weekend to deliver them to me at short notice was much appreciated by myself and my Team.

I look forward to working with you again on some more funky and unique awards.

Colette Johnston KFC

Colette Johnston – KFC

“Charles was very responsive and provided us with a variety of options based on a limited brief.
Our order changed a few times in terms of quantity but nothing was too hard or too last minute
to be added in or changed. Very fast turnaround and reliable service

Alyce Umback, Advisor Premiers Awards 2015, Public Service Commision

We’ve been using Design Awards for years.  I love their incredible range of exceptional quality awards, and the staff always provide a very efficient and helpful service.  Thanks again for our fabulous looking awards this year”

Erika Bates – ASIAL

The North Queensland Toyota Cowboys recently commissioned Design Awards in Sydney to produce 3 very special pieces for us. The club has recently set up a Cowboys Hall of Fame in which 3 players were inducted in May 2015 during what was the club’s 20th Anniversary season..
We were looking to create a unique and sophisticated design for a perpetual trophy that will remain on display at our Cowboys Leagues Club in Townsville’s City Centre along with individual awards that will be presented to the inaugural inductees.
We worked closely with Design Awards in the conceptual stages of the production to come up with the final design ensuring it was a timeless piece that would live on well into the future of the club & awardees serving as treasured keepsakes that are passed on to the next generation.
We are now in receipt of 3 magnificent trophies and look forward to unveiling them officially to the wider community in a formal ceremony in November 2015.
I would happily recommend Design Awards if you are looking at creating unique and special awards as they have a wealth of experience and produce top quality custom design trophies and awards.
Charles Penton-Dodds was a pleasure to deal with and made the process seamless including the safe shipping and delivery of the trophies all the way from Sydney to Townsville.
I look forward to having the opportunity to work with Design Awards in the future when we are producing further custom awards.

Lisa Bathe Game Day & Events Manager North Queensland Toyota Cowboys

A huge thank you to Bruce and Charles for our amazing agency awards. We are beyond impressed with how they turned out and with such a quick turnaround, we will definitely be using Design Awards for all our future trophies! Thank you


Annabelle Jurd – Ikon Communications

Well done Design Awards each time I keep asking for more last minute awards to be made – you come up with the components – so reliable and you make me look good. Thank you.

Barbara Lukazsewski – McDonalds

Thanks to Design Awards for another year of outstanding trophies for the APG Awards. They are distinctively different and all our winners are very proud to showcase them in their agencies. Thanks for your continued support of the APG.

Genevieve Murphy – Communications Council

Thanks so much to Charles and the team at Design Awards for designing and donating these fantastic awards to our charity. Great friendly service, and we are very happy with the slick design that really matched our brand!

Brendan White – Startout Australia

Design Awards has long been a part of the Ethnic Business Awards Family. The trophies they produce every year are flawless and always receive amazing comments from the recipients and our Gala Dinner guests. In recent years, they have also done our plaques and again their product is immaculate.
We thank them for their support over the many years and look forward to many more years to come.

Maria Tzovaras – Ethnic Business Awards Senior Manager

Design Awards has been our preferred supplier now for many years. Their friendly staff and commitment to quick turnarounds and affordable trophies is second to none. I highly recommend their services to all.

Nicole Pusic – Event Manager Cirrus Media