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We are a small team of designers and artisan makers that specialise in the creation of beautiful trophies and awards. We have two workshops, in Sydney and Melbourne, where we design and hand craft awards, trophies, plaques, medallions and more.
We believe good design does not have to forsake the planet. We use sustainable, salvaged timber and strive for responsible sourcing and manufacturing. We believe recipients, and the world, deserve better than mass manufactured & polluting awards. Craftsmanship, quality, design excellence and responsibility – #awardbetter. Read More
Design Awards is a premium supplier of custom awards and trophies across Australia and the world. We custom make trophies and awards for any occasion, so if you’re looking for anything from sports awards to corporate prizes, we can help. Striving for design excellence and with each award hand crafted by artisan craftsmen, Design Awards sits in its own class in award giving.
With Design Awards, you can expect much more than the ordinary online awards. Our small, specialised team based in Sydney and Melbourne is made up of some the country’s most talented makers and they work to the specifications of clients. We ensure that your award is completely one-of-a-kind and of the highest quality.
Our list of clients is expansive, and we’re happy to say that each one of them has been incredibly satisfied with our customer service and final product. We have worked with some of Australia’s most prestigious sports clubs and brands that continue to choose us because of our commitment to quality and design excellence.
An award is a wonderful way to show your acknowledgement and appreciation of an individual’s outstanding achievements. Every one of our trophies and awards is handcrafted to be as unique and special as the individual receiving it.
There are so many different awards to choose from depending on the occasion and these are some examples of the premium products on offer at Design Awards:
It all started with the state of awards in Australia. The problem was clear: meaningful award ceremonies, meaningless trophies. Think brittle plastic trophies shaped like an Oscar, think crystal mugs etched with Comic Sans. Awards were an afterthought undeserving of their recipients.
The answer, as founder and sculptor Bruce Dodds saw it back in 1994, was considered design hand-crafted in Australia. Thankfully, the idea caught on.
As a result, Design Awards has been changing the face of the Australian awards industry for over 20 years. Our design-first approach means every single award is unique, and the care and consideration taken in each award imbues a meaningfulness which cannot be achieved in mass produced items.
As we see it, design is what sets us apart and our craftsmanship is our pride.
We have curated our online pages to highlight what we can achieve for you, have a browse for inspiration or give us a call to discuss something completely different.
Absolutely everything we produce, from our medals and medallions to our trophies and statuettes, is completely bespoke. We believe a hand crafted, unique element makes an award that much more special, so we are more than happy to take the time to design something new and meaningful for you.
Please have a browse through our galleries: Acrylic, Metal, Crystal, Corporate, Perpetual Awards, Bespoke Awards, Plaques, Custom Medals, and Premium Sports Trophies. Whilst we take the utmost care in sourcing sustainable and eco-friendly materials for all our awards, we have a dedicated sustainability section for the most environmentally minded.
We craft the extraordinary. With a huge breadth of experience spanning from Government and Business, to top tier Sports, to Not-for-Profits and Education, we have the expertise to create exactly what you have in mind. Corporate awards, premium sports trophies, deal toys, tombstones, perpetuals, centrepieces and bespoke sculptures, we are the industry leader in hand-crafted excellence, modernising the face of Australian trophy design.
Trusted by both Australian and international clients of the highest calibre who demand the most stringent of quality standards, with relationships spanning in excess of 20 years, is testament to the quality and craftsmanship of every single one our pieces. Want to know more? Check out our testimonials page.
What makes us unique? For starters, our design-led approach and local, in-house production. We are certainly not your typical trophy shop.
Unlike almost every other trophy supplier, we strictly do not mass-produce our awards. Instead, our team designs and handcrafts every single award and trophy because of our dedication to originality and our belief that the personal touch is so much more meaningful. In terms of custom awards and trophies, we sit at an unrivalled position within Australia, which means that you can order with confidence knowing you are in trustworthy hands. Check out our Who We Are page to see more about our ethos.
Because we have fully equipped workshops in both Sydney and Melbourne, we are also able to offer a wide range of other services online such as engraving, metal casting, aluminium printing, ID plates, unique signage and more, and have a wide selection of materials to choose from, ensuring that you get exactly what you want, plus a little bit more.
There is no better way to show your appreciation of the hard work and achievements of an employee, colleague or anyone else than presenting them with a beautiful, custom made award or trophy. But many people falsely presume that custom trophies are bound to be out of their budget, or that the process of having bespoke trophies and awards designed and manufactured must inevitably be a long-winded and difficult one. Fortunately, nothing could be further from the truth. In fact, here at Design Awards, we’ve been helping businesses and other organisations across Australia and the wider world gain access to affordable, top-quality custom awards and trophies for over twenty years.
We have created trophies and awards for prestigious corporate firms, government organisations, educational institutions, sports teams and many other clients, and we are always happy to work closely with new customers in order to develop a design that is perfect for them. All of our products are designed and manufactured right here in Australia at one of our two manufacturing plants (based in Melbourne and Sydney respectively).
If you find yourself asking the question ‘where can I purchase custom awards near me?’, you’ve come to the right place. All you need to do to get started is fill out the quote form on our website, providing us with some information about what it is you’re looking for in your bespoke award. We will promptly get back to you in order to begin putting together a personalised brief for your project, before letting our design team get to work on drawing up a series of potential options that are closely fitted to your specific requirements and preferences. You’ll be able to choose the design that best matches your wishes and your budget, at which point our highly trained and experienced team of skilled artisans will begin the process of handcrafting your chosen award to your particular specifications.
If you’d like some inspiration, you can browse through our site to find previously completed projects and gain an idea as to some of the materials and styles that might be suitable for your own trophy. We are also always more than happy for prospective clients to come and visit us in person at one of our showrooms in Melbourne or Sydney, to get a clearer idea of how we operate and see for themselves the kinds of awards we’ve produced in the past.
After your trophy has been made, we will send it straight to your door, anywhere in Australia, for a standard postage fee. We can also ship internationally for varying rates. If you would like more information about the service we provide or have any questions you’d like us to answer, don’t hesitate to get in touch with a member of our friendly team by telephone or email today. Otherwise, just fill out the online enquiry form and we’ll shortly be in touch to begin the exciting process of designing and manufacturing your unique, handcrafted trophy or award.
If you’d like to know more about our bespoke trophies and awards then simply leave your information on our online contact form, or give us a call or send us an email. We cannot wait to speak to you about your awards ceremony and get working on something unique and magnificent for your recipients.
Design Awards is a team of designers and artisans that specialise in award making across Australia. We can craft trophies and medals to your order, as well as engraved plaques. Browse our website further or contact us to learn more.
Discover more about our services and custom-made products by contacting us today. Call our Melbourne office on (03) 9555 0171, or our Sydney location on (02) 9439 7144. We will be more than happy to chat about what you are after in order tailor your ideal solution. You can also request a quote online and we will be back in touch as soon as we can. If you want to keep up to date, follow us on Instagram, Facebook or Pinterest. Awards with distinction, from Australia’s finest.