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Established in 1994, Design Awards has been at the helm of the bespoke trophy and award industry in Australia for over 20 years. Our workshops in Melbourne and Sydney are fully equipped to produce innovative awards and trophies right here in Australia. Our small team is made up of excellent artisans that are experienced and skilled in their respective fields and that are always willing to go above and beyond to produce masterpieces for our clients.
Whether you already have a design in mind and simply need to the creation carried out, or if you have no clue what you want at all, we can help you get the trophy that you want. Our talented team of designers and makers can work exactly to your specifications or can help you to come up with ideas and designs that are fitting for your event.
Choosing a trophy online is incredibly convenient, but it also means that you don’t get to see the trophy with your own eyes.
To ensure that you get the quality trophies that you really want, and that’s perfect for your requirements, these are the things we suggest you check before purchasing:
• Weight: Some may not believe it but the weight is actually incredibly important when it comes to the perceived quality of a trophy. Heavier trophies tend to be of a higher quality, as they will not be made of a material like plastic – although don’t go for something so heavy it’s uncomfortable to lift. If your trophy is too lightweight it will send the message to the recipient that their accomplishment wasn’t worth getting the right quality.
• Customization: No one wants to receive a generic trophy that could’ve been made by anyone, for anyone and for any accomplishment. Make sure the trophy that you choose can be customised with the personal details of the recipient, the award and the occasion in which it takes place.
• Size: When it comes to trophies size really does matter and you should carefully consider the event at which it is being awarded. A huge quality trophy might be appropriate for a football league win, but it’s unlike your staff members will appreciate a massive goblet. Read the occasion right and ask our designers for tips on which trophy is best suited to your event.
• Material: New technology and availability of materials have given us a huge increase in the scope of what kind of trophies and awards we can design. Make sure you choose a material that is fitting for the occasion; for example, metal is timeless, modern and sophisticated – perfect for many high-end events, while our sustainable range is great for carbon-conscious companies. Whatever the occasion, we have a material for your award – simply chat to out designers and they’ll be able to help you decide.
At Design Awards, we are completely against the mass production of trophies, and we believe that every award should be tailored for the event it’s getting given out at. If you’d like to know more about our bespoke trophy services, simply contact us by phone or email – or fill out our online application form and we’ll get back to you. We are looking forward to hearing from you.
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.