Bennett Awards can create a variety of unique awards based on plaques. While almost every award supplier offers plaques, Bennett Awards focuses on unique, custom plaques that are differentiated from the vanilla plaques prevalent in the market. We can create distinctive custom plaques by incorporating innovations across a number of different dimensions. Some of these customized options are described below.
Custom Materials, Colors, Shapes, and Sizes
We can create plaques based on a number of different materials, including a variety of hardwoods, metals (pewter, bronze, steel), and stones (including marble, granite and Corian). All of these materials provide you with a broad spectrum of colors to choose from. We can also create these plaques in a variety of shapes and sizes – you no longer need to settle for the standard rectangle-shaped plaque. Finally, the engraving on these plaques can be customized in a nearly limitless number of ways, either via attached engraved plates (which can be feature custom colors, shapes, sizes, and engraving elements), or, in some cases, via custom engravings in the plaque material itself.
Custom Ancillary Elements (e.g., Medallions)
Bennett Awards can also incorporate additional 2- and 3-dimensional elements in your plaques. One of the common elements used for this are custom sculpted medallions (example shown at right). Plaques with medallions are a great way to develop a broader integrated awards package – the plaques can be designed so that they incorporate the medallions, and the medallions can also be provided to award recipients on a stand-alone basis. These medallions can feature a variety of shapes, sizes, and designs – for more information, see our Custom Medallions page.
Custom Desk Plaques
Plaques don’t always need to be designed as hanging awards. We can also develop desk plaques that can be displayed on a desk or table. These award plaques sit on bases that can be created out of a variety of materials, designs, and sizes. The desk plaques can also be designed such that they can offer the recipient an option of either placing the plaque in a base, or hanging the plaque on a wall. The desk plaque design at right was developed as part of an integrated perpetual awards program.
Custom Laser-Etched Hardwood Plaques
Bennett Awards can create hardwood plaques that have custom laser engravings directly in the face of the plaque. These customized laser engravings can be based on any image – a logo, a symbol, an icon, a person, etc. We can even take a photograph and use that to create your personalized engraving. This is a unique plaque treatment not often seen. These custom engraved wood plaques can feature all of the personalized information in the engraving itself, or it can be combined with engraved plaques (as shown at right) to incorporate more detailed information.
Perpetual Sculpture Award Plaques
These award plaques offer a unique approach to perpetual recognition awards. These plaques feature a “shelf” that can hold a perpetual sculpture award or trophy. The remainder of the award plaque can hold customized engraved plates. The personalized plates can be used for two purposes: 1) large engraved plates can signify the award’s purpose or presenting organization, including customized logotypes and logos; and 2) smaller engraved plates can highlight each perpetual award winner, and can be added over time as each award winner is announced. More detailed information on this award option can be found at the following link: "Perpetual Sculpture Award Plaques".