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
The Mississippi Arts + Entertainment Experience (The MAX) honored its inaugural Hall of Fame inductees with custom awards created by Bennett Awards. Honorees included Oprah Winfrey, Elvis Presley, Morgan Freeman, John Grisham, B.B. King, and William Faulkner among others. For these awards, Bennett Awards created custom aluminum fabricated awards in the form of The MAX logo.
The Global Wellness Summit commissioned Bennett Awards to create new custom recognition awards for the Global Wellness Awards. The Global Wellness Summit is a conference where leaders from all parts of the world gather to solve shared problems. The conference is an international organization that brings together leaders and visionaries to positively impact and shape the future of the global wellness industry.
For these custom awards, Bennett Awards create a new, unique award design with a centerpiece of a circular sculpture in the shape of the Global Wellness Summit logo. The sculpture was created out of pewter and mounted on custom black marble bases.Bennett Awards also created a set of custom medallions for summit attendees.
Bennett Awards created a new, unique custom recognition award for Anheuser-Busch’s ‘Brew Across America’ brewing competition. ‘Brew Across America’ is a congressional brewing competition involving members of congress that have Anheuser-Busch or its Craft Beer Partner breweries in their home districts. The award, called the ‘Brew Democracy Cup’, was a unique, realistic sculpture in the shape of a beer fermenter. The fermenter was cast in pewter, with a satin pewter finish. The Anheuser-Busch and Brew Across America logo was etch sculpted into the front of the fermenter sculpture and highlighted with black antiquing. The sculpture award was then mounted on a custom black wood base with an engraved plate to hold each year’s winner’s name.