Reinforce Your Brand
with Bennett Custom Awards
Bennett Awards has over 40 years experience creating unique custom awards and trophies that are designed specific to our client’s requirements. We have created custom awards for a world-class set of for-profit and non-profit clients around the world, including Nike, Facebook, Sony, Yahoo, Ford, Bentley, Honda, Intel, Mars, NASA, Volkswagen, Johnson & Johnson, Netflix, Make A Wish, Friskies, Green Giant, Audi and many others.
Custom awards are a great way to uniquely communicate and reinforce your organization’s brand and event positioning (see our article “Unique Awards for Building Brands"). The types of custom awards we can create are almost endless – we pride ourselves on creating innovative, “out of the box” designs that make an immediate impact and leave a lasting impression, but still adhere to the specific design, branding and messaging requirements of our clients.
Types of Custom Awards
We can create custom awards in a wide variety of shapes, sizes and materials, including sculpture awards, fabricated awards, medallions, crystal awards, plaques, etc. Each of these award types offers the opportunity to make a lasting, positive impression on your event, presentation, and recipient. However, they each present a different “award profile” in terms of design possibilities, required lead times, and price points. These alternative types of custom awards are outlined below.
Sculpture awards are the most classic form of custom award that we produce. The possible shapes and sizes for these awards are almost limitless – we have produced sculptures as small as a few inches high, all the way through monumental sculptures that are over 30 feet tall. Almost all of our sculpture awards are cast using either bronze or pewter, and can feature a variety of color, texture, and plating options. Learn more...
We can fabricate custom awards using a variety of materials, including metal, wood, glass, plastic, etc. Unlike sculpture awards, which are cast, fabricated awards are hand-produced one award at a time. Fabricated awards generally have a shorter lead time than sculpture awards, as they do not require a model, mold, or the casting process. Learn more...
Medallions are one of our most cost-effective custom recognition options from a per-unit price perspective. We can create medallions in a variety of sizes and shapes. These medallions also feature customized 3D reliefs on their front and back surfaces with images and text created per your specifications. In addition, we offer a number of different display vehicles for these medallions, including ribbons, bases, plaques, and cups. Learn more...
Crystal awards usually represent the lowest total cost (including up-front costs), and shortest lead-time, of any of our custom recognition options. These crystal awards traditionally take the form of a geometric block of crystal (with either standard or custom shapes) with customized engraving. Customized engravings can either be 2D or 3D, and can be etched on the surface or the award, or laser-engraved inside the block of crystal. Learn more...
We can also create unique custom recognition awards using plaques. These plaques can be customized across a number of different dimensions, including their materials, shapes, colors, and sizes. In addition, we can combine them with other award components, such as medallions and display bases. Finally, we can combine them with a sculpture award to create a perpetual sculpture award plaque. Learn more...
Below is a guide that walks you through our typical custom award creation process. Use the navigation arrows, right/left, to walk through our process. If you have any questions regarding our process, please visit our Resources page, or, give us a call, we're here to help.
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Shown below is a representative sample of the custom awards and trophies that we have created. Clicking on any of the images below for more information. Click the yellow button below to see an expanded list of the custom awards and trophies we have created.
Recent Project Highlights
For the ninth consecutive year, the Principal Charity Classic PGA Tournament presented a custom award created by Bennett Awards to its tournament champion. This PGA Tour Champions golf tournament held at the Wakonda Club in Des Moines, Iowa, raises money for Iowa children’s charities, and has contributed nearly $10 million in the last 10 years. For the 2017 tournament, Bennett Awards created a new custom award design based on a glass sculpture in the shape and color scheme of the Principal logo. Two awards were created based on this design: a perpetual award and an individual award for the tournament champion.
For the fourth straight year, the Men’s Collegiate Lacrosse Association (MCLA), the preeminent non-varsity collegiate lacrosse organization in the country, presented custom awards created by Bennett Awards to its National Champions. The design of the award is inspired by the MCLA logo: an impressionistic shape of the curved end of a lacrosse stick. The awards are produced in a combination of both anodized steel and acrylic, with the logos of the participating teams silk-screened on the acrylic surface of the award.
Bennett Awards recently created two custom recognition awards for the $10 million Qualcomm Tricorder XPRIZE competition. The goal of this incentivized contest was to create a real-world version of the Star Trek tricorder, a mobile medical diagnostic device weighing under 5 pounds a capable of diagnosing at least 13 different health conditions. The award consisted of a trapezoid-shaped cast pewter base with sculpted engravings of the XPRIZE and Qualcomm Tricorder XPRIZE logos, along with information on the award and the winning team. A crystal sphere was mounted on top of the base with 3D subsurface engravings of Leonardo Da Vinci’s Vitruvian Man and binary code that referenced XPRIZE.