A trophy is a trophy when… April 24 2017, 0 Comments
What makes a good trophy? It is a sign of achievement. It is a means of communication. It is also a work of art. It may even be central to your brand. Both traditional and non-traditional trophies share these aspects in common. What makes them different is style. And what makes them good - it's up to you!
Traditional trophies are typically in the form of a cup or a chalice, usually silver of gold in colour if not in substance and stand proud on a base. The base may be reserved for insignia, names of winners, dates, possibly quotes and other engraving. It gives a platform on which the trophy can stand, a sort of ‘red carpet’ or it's special shoe.
It is important that a trophy has height. Height speaks of a big win, a great achievement. It is more visible. Like all good trophies, it boasts about the winner and certifies success. This is not only true for traditional trophies but for any custom-made award as well.
Some organisations choose to break with tradition and design their trophies using contemporary materials such as acrylics, crystal or aluminium. This allows for many different shapes and sizes, to break with tradition and stand out in a crowd. The corporate brand can be included in the shape or colours of the trophy, making it all the more unique.
To be different, one can have a pair of shoes bronzed and mounted with a plaque describing the purpose of the trophy. In keeping with a South African theme, animal statuettes can be beautifully incorporated, representing values such as strength, dexterity, ingenuity or speed. Or, how about a sports emblem such as a cricket ball or boxing glove?
Whatever your need, if it is in the line of trophies, there is something available for you. If not already made, you can have it designed and made with our help. Have a look at a few examples here: https://www.prestigeawards.co.za/collections/types?q=Trophies%20-%20Customised