Have you been looking online and searching for ‘award companies near me’ or for the ‘best award companies near me’, then congratulations because your search is over now that you have found our amazing company! Design Awards are at the forefront of our industry as the designers and creators of stylish and magnificent awards. We have designed and created awards for almost all of the top brands in Australia. As a result of our hard work and dedication, we have acquired an outstanding reputation for being one of the best award companies in Australia.
You can stop searching for ‘award making companies near me’ now as you have found the absolute best company for the job. We have over twenty years of experience within the industry and pride ourselves on our attention to detail and our perfectionist nature. We truly believe that the calibre of an award should match the calibre of the achievement and it’s this philosophy that permeates throughout every award that we design and craft.
Design Awards was founded in 1994 by the sculptor and designer Bruce Dodds. He saw that too many meaningful accolades were filled with meaningless awards and trophies. He wanted to change that so he started a small retail outlet and began designing and creating awards that were worthy of those who received them.
What began as a small artisan enterprise, grew and grew into the thriving company that we have become. Because the company is still ran by its founder and his two sons, our artisan heritage and our desire to keep crafting the extraordinary are still at the heart of our company. We pride ourselves on our premium, design-led approach, expert craftsmanship and the high quality of our awards. We also ensure that all of our awards are designed and manufactured here in Australia by home grown talent. This, coupled with our history, has led to us achieving an unrivalled position within our industry and we hope that our success will continue to advance as we become more and more proficient.
We know that finance obviously has a part to play when considering an award company to choose from. Due to the exquisite quality and bespoke nature of our awards, the costs can vary from one project to the next. Generally speaking, the price of awards starts around one hundred Australia dollars, which includes the costs of design, products, printing and engraving so you are getting value for money. Depending on your design brief, we can discuss specifics in regards to costs once you have established contact with us. We aim to have awards out for delivery within four to six weeks, though this can be quicker if needed. Our team will be happy to discuss timescales with you. We also have a standard courier fee in Sydney and Melbourne, as well as a standard fee for delivery in all other areas of Australia. We can also offer international delivery if required.
If you want an award that is extra special, if you want an award that is designed and crafted by experts, if you want an award that makes the recipient feel both recognised and accomplished, then get in touch with us now and we can start working together to create your perfect award. 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 and engraved trophies. Browse our website further or contact us to learn more.
We are a small team of designers and artisan makers that specialise in the creation of beautiful trophies and awards. We have two workshops, one based in Sydney and one in Melbourne, where we design and hand craft high-end awards, trophies, plaques, medallions and more.
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.
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.