One of the most popular award designs is that of a realistic figurine, standing at attention. In part because of the Oscars, figurine awards have become a symbol of achievement, and have been used for a variety of custom and stock recognition awards. We offer a range of unique figurine awards – extending from semi-abstract to realistic. The objects these awards hold can all be custom created for the presenting organization or award event.
Wood is a material commonly used for bases in our custom award projects, but many clients don't realize that it can also be a great material for the main sculpture component of the award. Wood offers multiple dimensions for customization, including the shape of the sculpture, construction methodology, and the type of wood selected for the award.
The team at Bennett Awards is very excited to introduce a new non-profit program we’ve sponsored called Recognize Someone (www.recognizesomeone.org). Recognize Someone is a program that helps people recognize someone who has made a positive change in their life, in their community, or in the world as a whole. It's a chance to shine a spotlight on someone's contributions, and share their story with the world.
Color images can be incorporated in any of our crystal awards through a process called digital imprinting. These color images can help reinforce your organization's brand imagery, and add vitality and "pop" to your awards. Digital images can be added to your award in a variety of ways, and can be combined with other engraving options to create unique, distinctive custom awards.
When creating custom awards, one of the key steps is to match a specific design project with the appropriate designer/artist. Since each organization that is commissioning a custom award has its own personality, brand image, and design objectives, it is almost impossible to find a "one size fits all" approach. We are blessed to work with a great team of designers and artists who each have their own unique speciality and design aesthetic, and can find the ideal artist/client match for any given custom award project.
When creating a new custom award, it's important to realize that the engraving sound not be an afterthought. While the sculpture associated with the award is most often the “centerpiece” of the award, it is important to take a holistic approach to the award design, and treat the award engraving as a key element of the award as well.
Monumental sculptures can be a great way to complement and extend your organization’s recognition and branding initiatives. Large monumental sculptures and smaller individual recognition awards can be designed and produced based on the same iconic image, such as a corporate logo or organizational symbol or icon. These sculptures can form the visual foundation of an impactful, integrated branding program.
Through the process of patination, we can achieve a broad variety of colors and textural variations on the surface of your bronze sculpture awards. In many cases, different types of patinas can be applied to different surface planes of a single award to create unique variations in its appearance. In addition, patina and high polish can be combined in a single award to help accentuate specific lines and planes in the award.
One of the most popular types of custom awards we create for our clients are our fabricated metal awards. One of the advantages of fabricated metal awards is that the simpler metal designs can deliver very affordable price points for organizations and individuals with a strict budget; or, conversely, the more complex fabricated metal awards can deliver truly stunning visual results. Fabricated metal awards are extremely flexible in terms of the aspects of the award that can customized for your specific awards, including their shape, size, design style, finishes and colors.
Custom sculpture awards are probably the most traditional and popular form of custom award that we create. Sculpture awards, as their name implies, are based on a hand-sculpted model that serves as the “master” model for the production of the awards. Some of the advantages of sculpture awards include their design flexibility, the high degree of handcrafted artistry inherent in their design and production, their ability to support large quantity production, and the variety of material and finish variations they offer.
Fabricated awards are one of the varieties of custom awards that we commonly produce. As opposed to sculpture awards, which are created using traditional casting processes, fabricated awards are constructed (or fabricated) one awards at a time. Each type of custom award is suited for a set of specific requirements, and fabricated awards are no different.