Recognising and awarding hardworking and driven staff members is the best way to guarantee employee happiness and retention. At Design Awards, we are specialists in creating custom corporate plaques, trophies and other awards for corporate events.
All of our items are handcrafted in either Melbourne or Sydney so you can rest assured that you are receiving awards of the highest possible quality. Each of our designs is crafted by some of Australia’s most talented designers and makers so you know that your award is going to be as unique and appreciated as the recipient is.
There are many companies offering online awards that are mass produced and made to be thrown out. This is strictly who we do not want to be. At Design Awards, we ensure that every product is handcrafted with the utmost skill and is suited for the most high-end corporate events.
If you’re looking for a company to buy your corporate awards from, this is what you should look out for to ensure you don’t get any old award but something that will make your recipients feel special:
• A brand with a great reputation and secure website. A good reputation guarantees quality and peace of mind.
• Skilled craftsmen: Buying generic trophies online isn’t going to show appreciation for your staff, and we believe if purchase from a company that can handcraft unique, bespoke awards that will show your employees that you recognise their hard work.
• Variety: Not all trophies are suited to all occasions and a metal trophy may be more suited to a sports event than a crystal one for example. It’s great to have a variety of awards to choose from, so make sure that the company you purchase from can offer you the kind of award that you are looking for.
• Efficient customer service and delivery: It isn’t just about the award that you are buying, but also about the process you go through to purchase it. We have skilled, professional staff that deal with you every step of the way. This is important to ensure that you are receiving awards that fit your specification.
Delivery time is important, especially if you’ve waited until the last minute to order – make sure your chosen company can deliver on time when you need it.
We know how important it is for you to show your appreciation for the staff that are putting their all into work and that’s why we create high-end, bespoke awards that are visually stunning. If you would like to know more about our services, give us a call or leave your details on our online form and we’ll contact you as soon as possible. We cannot wait to chat with you about your corporate event and get working on your bespoke corporate plaques.
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.