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Custom engraved medallions, or medals, are the most popular form of awards when it comes to sporting events like the Olympics or the Invictus Games. At Design Awards, we have been creating custom engraved medals and medallions for over 20 years. The design possibilities have really exploded in the last decade and there is a number of different materials, shapes, sizes, weights, finishes and feels that can make your medals really stand out.
We can even create 3D renders based on the image of your choice, and our talented designers will do all that they can to ensure you get the medallions that you have vision for.
You might be wondering why you should choose medals or medallions for your event rather than a trophy, and we’re here to tell you why we think they’re a wonderful choice:
• They’re cost effective: Awards don’t come cheap – especially if you want high-quality goods – but due to their smaller size medals are often the most cost effective choice for award events where there is going to be man recipients.
• High quality: Just because they don’t cost much, doesn’t mean they aren’t of high quality. At Design Awards, we only produce medallions that are of the highest quality for our clients.
• They’re small and portable: Because medals are small and relatively light, they are generally more portable than trophies. This means that recipients don’t have to carry around a huge trophy all night before they go home.
• Encourage participation: When winners of an award tend to win a trophy, that’s normally the only award for the category. But because medals are cost effective, they can be given to more than one participant such as the top 3 and this encourages more people to enter the competition.
• Pushes performance: People may be more put off by a competition in which there is only one cup, especially if they are unlikely to be the overall winner – medals given out to people who come second or third increase the performance of athletes competing for those places that may not necessarily have tried as hard because they knew they weren’t going to take top spot.
These are just some of the reasons why medallions or custom engraved medals are such a great choice for awards ceremonies with more than one recipient.
We have been creating custom medals for more than 20 years now and have supplied some of Australia’s most prominent sporting events and teams. If you would like more information about our medals, or would simply like to learn about our other services then either put your details in our online contact form and we can get back to you or give us a call. We can’t wait to hear from you and create your vision 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.
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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, 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.
Serving Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide, Canberra and all around the world.