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At Design Awards, we have been designing and making custom trophies and medals for over 20 years for our clients. Having worked alongside some of Australia’s most iconic brands, organisations and sports teams we are proud to say that we are the leaders in creating bespoke, high-end awards right here in Australia.
When you buy trophies and medals online from us, you are assured that the materials are all sourced within the country and are of the highest quality. Our two workshops are located in Melbourne and Sydney and this is where the magic happens. Our fully equipped premises allow us to take our clients’ visions and turn them into reality.
Our design and making team is made up of a small group of highly talented artisanal professionals that are committed to creating awards that are to the exact specifications of our clients. If you already have a design in mind, we can help you develop it further into something spectacular, and if you aren’t sure what you would like yet, then our designers are there for you every step along the way.
Having been in the industry for over two decades, we have seen our fair share of awards and we always encourage our clients to customise their trophies for best results. Here’s is why we believe it is important:
• Individuality: When giving out prizes, it’s easy to choose the generic method of mass produced trophies, but we can assure you that the recipient will be more likely to proudly display their trophy or medal if it is customised for them as an individual. With their name and the accomplishment on the award, they are bound to display the award and be proud to receive it.
• Brand recognition: When you personalise or create custom awards, it enables you to add your logo or brand and slogan to the trophy or medal. This increases the recognition of your brand and will help make it synonymous with high-quality, prestigious awards.
• Event awareness: When the award is displayed in recipients’ homes or on their desks, admirers will clearly notice the event or ceremony in which the award was given. This increases the exposure for your event and could very well help you bolster your numbers next time around.
• Increases performance: Whether you’re giving out an award as part of a corporate function for your staff or clients, or hosting some sort of sporting event – a custom trophy and medal are more likely to increase the performance of people trying to claim the award. Participants are more likely to push their performances in order to receive a high-quality, personalised trophy or medal than a simple generic one.
There is no better way to show your employees, colleagues, students or anyone else that you appreciate their efforts and achievements than to invest in top-quality trophies and medals to present to them. And if you’re one of the many people who has previously fallen into the trap of presuming that it must be inherently difficult and expensive to buy medals and trophies which are highly personalised and of superior quality, you’ll be glad to hear that nothing could be further from the truth. In reality, you can purchase bespoke medals and trophies online with ease right here at Design Awards, and the entire process is entirely straightforward and affordable.
Founded by Bruce Dodds over twenty years ago, Design Awards had grown into a thriving company with a reputation as one of Australia’s premium specialists in custom made trophies and medals. Over the years, we’ve worked with huge multinational companies, household brands, government organisations and not-for-profits, as well as small, local businesses and individuals. Along the way, we’ve remained committed to our founding principle of genuine craftmanship, and consequently we never mass-produce our products or cut corners when it comes to quality.
We’re proud to remain an Australian owned and operated company, with founder Bruce and his two sons still in charge of proceedings. We work closely with each and every client to make sure we fully understand their specific needs and requirements, and we pride ourselves on creating carefully crafted products that reflect our customers’ individual values and priorities.
If you are wondering where to buy trophies and medals, you’ve come to the right place. Here at Design Awards, we make it easy to invest in quality, bespoke awards and medals for every occasion. All you have to do is request a quote using our online form, and we’ll be in touch shortly to discuss your options. Our team of highly trained and creative designers will work carefully according to your specifications to provide detailed designs which are suitable for your requirements and budget. Once you’ve decided on which design is right for you, our experienced artisans will get to work with hand crafting your individual trophy or medal – and once it is finished, we’ll have it delivered straight to your front door, anywhere in Australia, for a standard postage fee. The whole process usually takes between four and six weeks, although we can potentially provide a swifter service as and when required.
If you’d like to see for yourself how our expert craftspeople can create custom designed products and turn absolutely any idea into a reality, simply come and visit us at one of our showrooms in either Sydney or Melbourne. Or if you have any questions regarding our services, or would like any further information about how we can help you obtain the quality trophies or medals you’re looking for, just get in touch with a member of our friendly team via telephone or email today.
At Design Awards you can order your awards in two ways: either through our easy to use website ordering system, or by simply visiting one of our flagship stores in Australia. Our designers will work with you from the get go to ensure that we create the award that you have in your vision.
Feel free to contact us, or fill out our online form and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible. We cannot wait to help create your bespoke, unique awards for your event.
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.