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Bennett Custom Awards

Bennett Awards has over 40 years experience creating unique custom awards and trophies that are designed specific to your requirements. We have created custom awards for a world-class set of for-profit and non-profit clients around the world, including Google, Nike, Facebook, Sony, Ford, BMW, Honda, Intel, Mars, NASA, Volkswagen, Johnson & Johnson, Netflix, Make A Wish, Audi, the U.S. Olympic Team, and many others. 

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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.

 

Custom Sculpture Awards

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...


Custom Fabricated Awards

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...


Custom Medallions

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...


Custom Crystal Awards

Crystal awards provide some of the lowest total costs (including up-front costs) and shortest lead-times of any of our custom award 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...


Custom Acrylic Awards

Acrylic awards provide an economical approach to custom awards, yet still offer a number of dimensions that can be completely customized for your needs. These personalization options include custom shapes, multiple engraving approaches, integration of an almost endless variety of colors, and the ability to embed physical objects into the acrylic that are relevant to the award. Acrylic can also be combined with other materials, such as wood or metals, to create unique multi-material awards. Learn more...


Custom Plaques

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...

 

Quick-Turn Custom Awards

Our Quick-Turn Custom Awards are targeted at customers who are looking for cost-effective custom awards on a tight timeline. We offer a few basic shapes and sizes in a variety of materials, including acrylic, wood and metal. These awards can be customized through engraving (surface and subsurface), color, and add-on components such as medallions, creating unique, custom awards tailored to your organization, event or recipient. Learn more...


Our Custom Awards Process

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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Custom Award Gallery

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

Projects

For the 2nd straight year, a Bennett custom award was presented to the Defender of the Nation Award recipient. This award, established by the Charlotte Touchdown Club, is presented each year to a football player from of the nation’s service academies. The award recognizes an athlete from these academies that demonstrates exceptional leadership qualities on the field, in the classroom, and in the community, as well as exhibiting high standards of integrity by leading through example. The latest recipient of this recognition award was Greg Sanders, a senior defensive back from VMI.

The Real-World Cryptology Conference presented an interactive custom award created by Bennett Awards to two 2018 recipients of the Levchin Prize: IBM Fellow Hugo Krawczyk and The OpenSSL team. The Levchin Prize honors significant contributions to real-world cryptography and celebrates recent advances that have had a major impact on the practice of cryptography and its use in real-world systems. The Levchin Prize award, created by Bennett Awards, is a unique, custom award that functions as an interactive puzzle that can be “solved” by award recipients.

The National Lacrosse League (NLL), North America’s premier professional indoor lacrosse league, commissioned Bennett Awards to create a unique custom award for its new championship trophy. The custom award, called the National Lacrosse League Cup, is a perpetual award that will honor each year’s champions. This unique custom sculpture award was produced in nickel-plated bronze.