Ballet Hispanico, America’s leading Latino dance organization in the United States, presented two deserving recipients with unique custom awards created by Bennett Awards. Lourdes Lopez, the Artistic Director of the Miami City Ballet, was presented with the Toda Una Vida Lifetime Achievement Award. The television series Dancing with the Stars received the Nuestra Inspiración Award. Both of these awards were custom awards created by Bennett Awards for Ballet Hispanico in 2015. The award design is centered on an impressionistic ballet dancer.
Acclaimed actress Julia Roberts received a sculpture award from Bennett Awards as the recipient of the latest recipient of the George Eastman Award. Roberts was recognized for her distinguished contribution to the art of cinema. The George Eastman Award was established by the George Eastman Museum in 1955 as the first retrospective film award to honor artistic works of enduring value. For this award, George Eastman House selected the unique Bennett sculpture award “Elite”, designed by Tom Bennett.
The James W. Foley Foundation presented recognition awards from Bennett Awards to the 2019 recipients of its James W. Foley Freedom Awards. The foundation’s mission is to advocate for the safe return of all Americans held hostage abroad, the protection of independent conflict journalists and education regarding these threats to freedom. The James W. Foley Freedom Awards are presented each year to honorees who exemplify the extraordinary moral courage needed in government, journalism and education. The Bennett Awards sculpture award design Eternal Spirit was used for these awards.
Bennett Awards created a set of unique custom wood awards for the Bell Lexus Copperstate 1000, a multi-day vintage car rally held in Arizona. Bennett Awards created custom teak wood awards cut in the shaped of Arizona. These wood sculptures are laser engraved with a map of Arizona and the award name. A custom copper-plated medallion with the event logo is attached to each wood sculpture.
For the 5th straight year, NATPE (National Association of Television Program Executives) presented the winners of its Annual Unscripted Breakthrough Awards with sculpture awards created by Bennett Awards. These recognition awards honor reality programs that broke away from the pack the preceding year, becoming part of our cultural conversation and generally altering the expectations of what constitutes a reality program. For these awards, NATPE used the unique Bennett Awards sculpture design “Distinction”.
For the second straight year, Bennett Awards worked with Cinémoi to create custom sculpture awards for its CineFashion Film Awards. These awards recognize fashion-oriented films created by innovative filmmakers, actors, musicians and designers. Bennett Awards worked with Cinémoi to create a new custom award design featuring a pewter sculpture of an impressionistic female figure in a flowing dress with film strip images sculpted into the dress.
Bennett Awards created a family of custom awards for the World Polo League, a new North American polo league. Three different custom award designs were created, one for each of three separate tournaments. Each sculpture design was unique and tailored to that specific tournament. Bennett Awards worked with the World Polo League to create a classic custom award design for their first tournament. The centerpiece of the design is a hand-sculpted polo horse sculpture.
The American Kennel Club (AKC) featured a custom perpetual award created by Bennett Awards at the 2018 AKC National Championship presented by Royal Canin. The AKC National Championship is America’s largest dog show. To honor each year’s Best in Show winner, Bennett Awards created a custom perpetual bronze sculpture cup that holds plaques designating each year’s Best in Show champion.
Bennett Awards created a new, unique custom award for the Eisner Foundation’s 2018 Eisner Prize. The Eisner Prize is an annual award that recognizes excellence by an individual or a nonprofit organization in uniting multiple generations, especially seniors and youth, to bring about positive and lasting changes in their community. For this award, Bennett Awards created a unique custom glass sculpture award in the shape of two abstract hands.
The Mississippi Arts + Entertainment Experience (The MAX) honored its 2018 Hall of Fame inductees with unique custom awards from Bennett Awards. The MAX is an experiential museum that showcases Mississippi’s contributions to the arts, including music, visual arts, performing arts, and literature. Recipients of these custom recognition awards included singer-songwriter Jimmy Buffet, country music pioneer Charlie Pride, blues musician Howlin’ Wolf, photographer William Eggleston, and writer Willie Morris. These unique awards are created from fabricated aluminum in the shape of The MAX logo.