How to Design an Award Trophy for Your Event

Are you setting up your own event? If you need a trophy, there’s no need to stick to the standard cups and plaques. Why not design something that perfectly fits your specialty event? It’s easier than you might think.

Look at Other Designs

Pinterest and other photo sites are handy for finding images of existing trophies. While you shouldn’t copy any idea completely, there’s nothing wrong with drawing inspiration from what others have done. You’ll get more ideas and will start to come up with some thoughts on what you can design yourself.

Draw Up an Idea

Even if you’re not great at drawing, a quick sketch of your idea is usually enough to get a designer going. You can even take an image of an existing trophy and make a few adjustments to it. If you really can’t draw, then you might try writing down your ideas to give to a designer, who can work up a proper sketch.

Hire a Designer

You may or may not need a designer, depending on your own design skills and whether or not the company you hire can handle the design. If you have a basic sketch at this point, you can give it to your designer and explain exactly what you want. They will then draw it up and can even give you a 3D animation of what the trophy will look like in real life, once completed.

Select a Material

What do you want your trophy made of? Your budget may determine the type of material you can use, but you have plenty of options. Everything from acrylic and glass or crystal to an assortment of metals or leatherette can be turned into an award. It’s up to you what your preference is.

Keep in mind that some materials are easier to create certain styles. For example, an acrylic or crystal trophy lends itself to etching, whereas a metal trophy could be more elegantly shaped. Whether the piece is cast or poured will also affect the design style.

Find a Supplier

You’ll need a company that specializes in bespoke award trophies to complete the award you have in mind. Once you have the design finalized, you can talk to the company and get a quote. This will vary, depending on the complexity of the design and the materials you want to use. Then you just need to order the trophy.

Present the Trophy

Now you’re ready to celebrate your very own event with a brand new, bespoke award. All you need to do is set it up and present your trophy to the winner.

Ready to design and order your own bespoke award trophy? Contact Silver Trophy today for more information.

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