Former Vice President Al Gore was honored with a unique recognition award from Bennett Awards as the 2018 recipient of the Lady Bird Johnson Environmental Award. This award honors outstanding achievements in the preservation, restoration, or improvement of the natural world. Gore received the unique Bennett Awards sculpture award “In Our Hands”, designed by sculptor Terrie Bennett. The bronze award features two hands uplifting a globe.
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.
Bell Labs presented a unique, custom Bennett Award to Vint Cerf, widely regarded as the “Father of the Internet”. Cerf received Bell Lab’s Shannon Visionary Award, created by Bennett Awards, for his participation in the Shannon Luminary Lecture Series and Award. This lecture series is comprised of speakers who are luminaries in a wide diversity of fields and who share their perspective on the most important technologies, science, engineering, mathematics – and even more aesthetic matters – that will transform human existence in the next decades.
For the 8th consecutive year, Bennett Awards created custom awards for the 2017 Nike International Friendlies soccer tournament. The Nike International Friendlies is a competition between youth National Teams from different countries. For these tournaments, Bennett Awards created custom bronze cups with stylized curves sculpted directly on to the cups’ surface. The names of the competing teams were engraved directly on the free-standing cups.
Bennett Awards created a set of custom awards for 2017 honorees of The Root 100. The Root 100 recognizes the most influential African-Americans, who have been responsible for some of the year’s most significant cultural moments, social movements, and big ideas. Bennett Awards worked with The Root to create two new, unique custom award designs, one based on a hardwood pillar with a logo medallion, and one based on fabricated aluminum of the logo.
Poker Central commissioned a custom Bennett Award for its 2018 U.S. Poker Open, one of the premier poker events in the country. The award – the U.S. Poker Open Cup, served as the championship trophy for this eight-event series. For this award, Bennett Awards created a unique, open-faced sculpture cup that was cast in stainless steel and held a suspended acrylic orb with an etching of the event’s logo.
The Academy of United States Veterans commissioned Bennett Awards to create new custom awards for its annual VETTY Awards. The VETTY Awards are given each year to individuals and organizations who have demonstrated relentless dedication and selfless service to the veteran community and their families. For these awards, AUSV worked with Bennett Awards to create new gold-plated pewter sculpture awards in the form of military boots. These boots represent the 'boots on the ground' work of the Veterans Service Organizations.
For the seventh consecutive year, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation presented custom sculpture awards created by Bennett Awards to the 2017 winners of the 7th Annual ‘Hiring Our Heroes’ awards. The Hiring Our Heroes awards recognize companies and individuals that have developed and applied best practices for addressing the employment challenges faced by America’s veterans, transitioning service members, and military spouses. In 2011, U.S. Chamber of Commerce commissioned Bennett Awards to create a new, unique custom award design for these recognition awards. This design is a figurative bronze sculpture in the form of a combat serviceman on patrol.
Music icon Kelly Clarkson received a custom Bennett recognition award as the Nickelodeon 1018 HALO Hall of Fame honoree. The Nickelodeon HALO Awards are annual awards that recognize teens that are making a positive difference in their communities and the world by “Helping and Leading Others” (HALO). For these awards, Bennett Awards created custom fabricated aluminum awards in the shape of batons. The teen awards were anodized in orange, the Clarkson’s Hall of Fame award was plated in gold.
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.