If you’re looking for a great way to show recognition to a club, company or individual, then there’s no better way than getting a custom made plaque from Design Awards. Plaques have been used for years and years to recognise outstanding achievements and with new technological advancements, we are able to create more magnificent awards than ever before.
Whether it’s for an employee that’s been going above and beyond, a particularly loyal client, a winning sports team or for a new building – a plaque is an excellent decision.
Our skilled designers have been creating modern engraved plaques since 1994, and we have produced products for some of Australia’s most iconic events, sports teams and brands in our workshops in Melbourne and Sydney.
Why do we think you should choose Design Awards? Here’s why:
• Experience: Established in 1994, we are one of the most experienced companies in the industry and between us, we know everything there is to know about bespoke awards and designing trophies that make your event unforgettable.
• Skills: At Design Awards, we are incredibly proud of the talent that we have in-house. Our designers and makers are some of Australia’s finest and they will stop at nothing to ensure that they execute the vision that our clients have for their awards.
• Trust: We are one of Australia’s most reputable online award designers and we have been serving clients (many of them repeat customers) for over 20 years now. We leave behind us a trail of extremely satisfied customers that are more than happy to give our company amazing reviews.
• Quality: We only source the highest quality products on the market and you’ll know that when you get engraved plaques or trophies from us that they are top notch and will last you many happy years.
• Price: We always strive to keep our high-quality products at the most reasonable prices and while we specialise in high-end trophies and awards – we like to ensure that our prices are competitive and affordable.
• Customer service: At Design Awards, we aren’t just about the awards, we are about people too. We love to form and nurture strong relationships with our clients and partners and this is forged through excellent customer service and going above and beyond to deliver more than what our clients expect.
• Secure, simple online ordering: We know that you don’t want to spend hours trawling a complicated website and that’s why we’ve created a user-friendly design with strict security measures in place that protect your personal and payment details when you shop with us.
At Design Awards, our customers come first, and if you’d like to know more about our engraved plaque services or other award designs then simply fill out a contact form and we’ll get hold of you or give us a call. We can’t wait to hear about your ideas and help you to execute them to the tiniest detail.
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.