Whether we like to admit it or not, everybody is drawn toward award ceremonies and stories of achievement. The reason why is because they signify personal and team excellence, achievements that are worthy of the spotlight, and for the majority of people they serve as inspirational moments that they too can strive toward. Premier awards are broadcast into the homes of millions every year across a variety of industries and these symbols of achievement imply status and a singular dedication that surmounted all others.
Here at Design Awards, we are Australia’s leading awards manufacturers. Since 1994, we have handcrafted some of the most iconic and immediately identifiable awards in the country. Our bespoke approach ensures that our clients can design a trophy, plaque or award that will come to represent the best in their chosen field or industry. Having an exclusive symbol of achievement for your company, organisation or club sets a tangible standard for all others to vie for year after year, and which will imbue those bestowed with them with a sense of pride and legacy.
At Design Awards, we believe that premier trophies that are professionally designed and handcrafted stand apart from run of the mill, common trophies that anybody can acquire. An award that feels like it has been lovingly created and is unique in its own rite is special and forever belongs to the person that is given it, which adds even more prestige and a sense of value to the award, and makes the achievement that little bit more memorable and special.
Awards will always be a part of our culture because it is worth acknowledging the best in class, the most innovative, or the greatest sporting feats. Even in business, the value of winning awards should not be underestimated. A win can change everything in terms of how you are perceived by others and elevate the status of your brand. What’s more, it can propel those that have long-struggled in the shadows into the spotlight. What better way to achieve this than with an eye-catching premier award that prompts further investigation?
Here at Design Awards, we have worked with some of the world’s biggest brands in order to craft awards that reflect their particular company culture and values. Employees that are presented with these awards benefit from a sense of pride that their efforts are recognised. What’s more, success in any field sets a benchmark for not only that employee to exceed but also for other employees to compete against. This healthy attitude in your organisation can drive productivity and promote positive morale that strengthens your overall brand. Something that is often overlooked in terms of the attention that award ceremonies and news of recent awards can bring is that they can attract a higher calibre of talent to your company, club or organisation, which creates a sense of prestige.
At Design Awards, we are the go-to choice for those that need something truly unique. Something exceptional that will elevate your ceremony and something to be coveted, like a beautifully designed premier trophy. We typically require 4-6 weeks in order to craft your bespoke awards but can deliver faster depending on what is required. No matter what your budget is, or if you are unsure what design or material you wish to use, rest assured that here at Design Awards we have the solutions that will produce something absolutely unique. So, get in touch with our team today and let’s custom made an award that will become another Australian standard of excellence.
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.