Legacy is something that all businesses, clubs and organisations of any kind strive for. From humble beginnings, all those that set out to do something new or different and create an entity that will serve this purpose slowly but surely amass credibility in their field. For those that occupy its ranks feeling as though you contributed in some meaningful way can make for a career-defining turning point.
Here at Design Awards, our artisan makers and designers regularly produce perpetual plaques for those that wish to track the contribution of members of their organisation. While it is entirely possible to erect a cheap plaque, this will not create any sense of prestige in anyone that looks at it and will never carry the sense of importance that a carefully handcrafted, custom-designed plaque can.
Our goal at Design Awards is to work with you to create something that speaks directly to the industry or endeavour your organisation is involved in, and using your design, or tweaking the extensive gallery of designs that we have ready for you to view, produce a high-quality, inspirational plaque that will deserve a place of pride within the halls of your headquarters.
Everybody loves to get an award in recognition of their singular achievements in whatever field they pursue. However, most of the time trophies are taken home and placed on a shelf where they will only be seen by that person and their loved ones.
That alone is something to be immensely proud of, but where perpetual trophy plaques exceed this is in terms of their visible presence within your organisation. They become a time-honoured tradition that recognises employees, club members and partners over time and inspire that feeling of legacy and tradition.
This can foster a culture of achievement and competition, which is so important regardless of whether you are in business, in sport or building a brand that you hope will one day be recognised all around the world. The plaque is an incredible way of visualising years of hard work, determination and a sustained commitment by those that elevated themselves above all others. What’s more, it is a way to honour the company as a whole.
Perpetual wall plaques can be used in a variety of ways. At Design Awards, we have created plaques that are designed to recognise employees, honour donations, thank sponsors and celebrate everything from positive attitudes to teamwork.
For over 20 years, we have delivered some of the most iconic awards in Australia, everything from GQ Magazine to CEO Magazine to the ABIAs and Sirens, and many more.
The list of clients that we have custom designed plaques and awards for include some of the most recognisable household names such as, Mercedes Benz, Rugby Australia, Google, Racing Victoria. As such, when you choose the team here at Design Awards, you are in good company and can depend on us to create something that will exceed expectations.
Those that wish to check out our past work are invited to explore the gallery online, or better yet, drop into one of our factories in Melbourne and Sydney to see exactly the kind of attention to detail and exceptional craftsmanship that goes into creating the most iconic awards.
For truly unique perpetual plaques that Australia will stand up and take notice of, look no further than the masters of the craft here at Design Awards. We look forward to working with and for you soon.
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.