Motivation is something that all leaders must instil in their workforce if they are going to achieve the results that they desire. Hiring the right people is one thing, but when staff believe that their contribution could lead to a recognition that will separate them from all others, this can prompt a healthy sense of competition. However, it’s one thing to make the promise of awards and quite another for the prize bestowed to inspire others to covet it.
Here at Design Awards, we custom make and handcraft corporate awards and recognition plaques that will not only bring a sense of occasion to your award ceremony but will create a desirable benchmark for others to strive toward each and every year. Naturally, it is important for your company to hand out awards that are a good reflection of your corporate culture and values, and so with our team working to realise your vision, concept or design, you can rest assured that we will produce a signifier that could become the icon of accomplishment and reward in your organisation.
Over the past two decades plus, the team here at Design Awards has custom designed and created awards, plaques, trophies, medallions and deal toys for some of the biggest names on the planet. We have worked for everyone from Google to Mercedes Benz and Rugby Australia to Toyota and Volkswagen. As such, our ability to deliver exceptional results is unrivalled and this has led to partnerships with clients that have lasted for as long as we have been around.
While corporate awards often receive more niche attention from those within the industries they are affiliated with, there is a strong case to be made for public recognition of accomplishments. Awarding bodies are afforded the chance to single out companies that are leading the field, or doing something new and innovative that could immeasurably improve the lives of their customers. This is vital for small businesses and boutique producers who otherwise may struggle to reach their intended audience.
Here at Design Awards, we believe that an award is always a talking point and never goes unrecognised. As such, the knock-on effect that an award win can have for either a company or an employee is a potentially game-changing event. The publicity that stems from it can attract new partners, open up the market in terms of job offers, but for companies that award their best; this can strengthen the loyalty of that key member of personnel to the organisation.
Corporate recognition plaques are typically given a place of pride in organisations that wish to build a sense of belonging and promote positive work morale. Employees that make the cut and are included among past winners see their contribution to the legacy of the company, and this can inspire others to push their productivity levels so that they too might someday be included among the elite. Finally, for any awarding body that wishes to be counted as a prestigious entity, backing up your work with awards of exquisite craftsmanship that come from Australia’s best artisan producers can help to achieve this and make your ceremony an industry staple that must not be missed.
At Design Awards, we are here to work on your behalf in whatever way best fits what you want to achieve. We can tweak existing designs, furnish you with our house collection and we can even achieve quick turnarounds depending on what you need and how soon you need it. Our design-led approach ensures you unique company awards and recognition plaques and trophies that will stand the test of time and set you apart from the crowd. So, get in touch with the wonderful team here at Design Awards today and let’s craft brilliance together.
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.
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.