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
Cinémoi commissioned custom sculpture awards from Bennett Awards for its 4th annual CineFashion Film Awards. These recognition awards honor fashion-oriented films created by innovative filmmakers, actors, musicians and designers. Cinémoi commissioned Bennett Awards to create a new custom sculpture award based on the Cinémoi logo, which is an impressionistic female figure in a flowing dress incorporating a film strip. These hand-sculpted awards were cast in pewter.
Former President George H.W. Bush received a custom Bennett Award as the inaugural recipient of the International Spy Museum’s William H. Webster Distinguished Service Award. This award recognized honorees who have demonstrated extraordinary contributions to the intelligence community at the national or international level. For this custom award, Bennett Awards created a clear acrylic award in the shape of a briefcase. Etched into the briefcase were the Internal Spy Museum logo, along with binary code snippets. The briefcase as mounted on a black base with a silver plate engraved with the recipient and award name.
For the last 11 years, Underwriters Laboratories (UL) has selected custom awards created by Bennett Awards for its prestigious ‘Mark of Excellence Awards’. These recognition awards are presented to UL employees (individuals and teams) who exemplify UL’s three core values of Integrity, Competitiveness and Collaboration. In 2007, Bennett Awards worked with UL to create the custom award design that still used for its Mark of Excellence Awards. These custom sculpture awards are produced in pewter, and feature two interlocking curved planes in an impressionistic shape of a “U”. These clean, innovative sculpture awards are mounted on a black marble base. Customized engraved plate is affixed to the bases, and feature the name of the award, year of presentation, recipient name, and the UL logo and tagline.