Success in most things should always be acknowledged and celebrated. Often that’s with an awards ceremony to mark the occasion, where suitable awards will be presented, and people’s achievements will be recognised.
Although some organisations realise the value of individual and team achievements, they don’t recognise them properly and only do the basics, which won’t be fully appreciated by those receiving awards. Instead of presenting generic trophies, give those that are customised and personalised for the recipient. The cost of custom engraved trophies isn’t that much more but the impact these awards will have is many times greater and will provide rewards in the long-term.
At Design Awards, we can supply engraved trophies online for any organisation and any occasion. These can be individual or team awards from sports clubs or leagues, corporate awards for long service or to commemorate a particular achievement, can mark a certain event or be for anything else that’s suitable. Whatever the occasion, we can supply standard trophies or totally bespoke ones to your own design that will really stand out. And the final touch of personalisation will be to engrave each trophy, providing information such as the name of the presenting organisation or the event, details and date of the achievement and the name of the recipient. You can also add a club or corporate logo for that touch of class.
Recipients of trophies are usually proud to receive them and equally proud to display them, particularly if they’re of high quality and unique appearance. This means they may be seen and noticed by many people, raising the profile of your organisation and creating a good impression. Engraving that’s done well and professionally can really bring an award to life. With the incorporation of club badges or corporate logos, it can make a significant difference and improve the appearance of any trophy immeasurably
Our aim is to help any occasion go well by providing trophies that are of the very best quality. To that end, we want to make the whole process as simple as it can be. You can view the trophies available on our website to give you ideas and we can adapt any to meet your needs or create a completely original design for a bespoke trophy. We can also advise on the appropriate engraving because that isn’t always straightforward. You want to get your message across without being too wordy and we can advise on suitable words and images for the size of trophy and the space available.
If you have suitable artwork, we can use it for your trophy. Failing that, we can create the necessary artwork to your specification and incorporate it with required text to produce the perfect award for whatever occasion you have in mind. We’ll work to any budget you have and provide the best quality, beautifully engraved trophy that is possible. We’re also aware that time may be tight, so we’ll always aim to deliver by the stated date. Whatever the occasion, we’ll help to make it perfect. 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.