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.
For the second straight year, Bennett Awards produced a set of unique custom awards for the Dell Technologies Hall of Fame Open, the first stop of the pro tennis summer swing in the United States. The tournament is held at the International Tennis Hall of Fame in Newport, Rhode Island, the original location of the U.S. National Championships. These custom awards are based on a sculpture in the shape of the ITHOF’s logo – a stylized tennis racquet. The tennis racquet sculpture is cast in pewter and has a brushed pewter finish.
For the second consecutive year, U.S. Soccer used a custom award created by Bennett Awards to crown its Tournament of Nations champion. The Tournament of Nations is an international women’s soccer tournament, consisting of a series of friendly games between 4 different women’s national teams. The custom championship trophy used for this tournament features 4 curving, intertwined spires, with each spire representing one of the four participating teams. A globe sculpture is mounted on top of the spires. The sculpture is cast in gold-plated pewter, and then mounted to custom polygon-shaped hardwood base with personalized engravings.
The AKC (American Kennel Club) presented a custom Bennett sculpture award at their 2017 National Championship, presented by Royal Canin. In combination with its ancillary events, this is the largest dog show in North America. For this event, the AKC presents a custom, hand-sculpted perpetual cup created by Bennett Awards to its Best in Show winner. Unique, custom medallions on the base of the cup signify each year’s winner.
For the 2nd straight year, a Bennett custom award was presented to the Defender of the Nation Award recipient. This award, established by the Charlotte Touchdown Club, is presented each year to a football player from of the nation’s service academies. The award recognizes an athlete from these academies that demonstrates exceptional leadership qualities on the field, in the classroom, and in the community, as well as exhibiting high standards of integrity by leading through example. The latest recipient of this recognition award was Greg Sanders, a senior defensive back from VMI.