Bennett Awards created a set of unique custom awards for the Shell Ocean Discovery XPRIZE. The goal of the Shell Ocean Discovery XPRIZE is to accelerate the development of unmanned and autonomous systems and sensors for deep-sea exploration. Three different award designs were developed for three different versions of the XPRIZE: two custom award designs and a modified design based on an existing sculpture award.
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.
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 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 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.
The American Freedom Fund, a non-profit organization with a mission to empower veterans through athletic, educational and advocacy programs, commissioned new, unique custom awards from Bennett Awards for its 2018 Heroes Awards. These recognition awards, presented in partnership with Heroes Vodka, honor organizations that exemplify courage, determination and dedication to meet the needs of our service men and women and the families that stand beside them. These unique awards are based on a custom sculpture of a Patriot bust.
For the second consecutive year, honorees of the The Root 100 were presented with custom awards created by Bennett Awards. The Root 100 awards honor the 100 most influential African Americans, age 25 to 45, of the past year. The 2018 recipients of this award included LeBron James, Serena Williams, and Kendrick Lamar, among many other deserving recipients.
XPRIZE commissioned Bennett Awards to create a new custom award for its latest competition: the Water Abundance XPRIZE. The Water Abundance XPRIZE was created to recognize pioneering technologies aimed at alleviating the global water crisis with energy-efficient technologies that harvest fresh water from thin air. The winner, Skysource/Skywater Alliance, received a custom award created by Bennett Awards, along with $1.5 million in prize money. The custom award was a clear acrylic water drop sculpture with an embedded globe mounted on a cast pewter base with sculpted engravings.
Bennett Awards created a set of unique custom awards for PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals). PETA is the largest animal rights organization in the world, with more than 6.5 million members and supporters. These custom awards were designed and produced for PETA’s Elly Awards, which celebrate the TV stars and shows that have promoted kindness to animals. For these awards, Bennett Awards created a new custom award design that featured a realistic sculpture of an elephant holding a flower in its trunk.