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The Best Unique Trophy & Award Ideas For 2020

March 13, 2020
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Are you looking for a unique trophy idea for your corporate awards show? But every single trophy you've seen so far looks ancient, ugly, and generic?

We're tired of seeing them too. So we wrote this blog post to give you some of the most creative trophy ideas from our very creative clients.

Let's get started!

1. Your Company Logo With An Engraved Base

Custom Trophies made for StreetEasy Essy Awards. Designed by StreetEasy.

Dip your toes into the new and exciting pool of 3D printed trophy and award ideas with our most basic design, which features your company logo prominently. With 3D printing technology, you won't have to worry about how intricate or unique your logo is either, because any and all ideas can be turned into reality without skimping on even the tiniest details. 

The engraved base also means it's great for more specific awards that can include information on the prize and its winner.

2. Just Your Logo

iHeart Radio Music Awards Trophy

Sometimes less is more, and the same can definitely be said for awards given out at a company's annual awards night. If your business has more of a subtle, minimalist vibe about it, you might want to go with a more sleek and simple design for your company awards. And our 'Just Your Logo' 3D printed trophy design is precisely the answer you're looking for. 

Making your logo the sole piece of imagery on company trophies further emphasizes your branding a lot more than if it was jumbled on there with a bunch of titles, accolades and names. This is an especially attractive option for companies whose logos are a visible part of their marketing, or for a more generic company award if you intend to re-use them over time.

3. Catchy Slogan & Catchy Recognition Title

Different companies, different needs, right? While some companies drive brand awareness through their logo, a good slogan can be just as good if not better than a logo for marketing purposes. 

Made for Dunkin' Donuts' annual awards show. One of the best trophy ideas we've ever worked on.

And if you've got a particularly memorable or clever company tagline, you might want that to be the focus of your enterprise's trophies! 

In similar fashion to the logo-only or engraved trophies, there’s no need to worry about the intricacies of your company's go-to or resident font because 3D printers can cook up any font or handwriting that you can dream of. 

4. Make It Golden

Let’s face it, who doesn't like gold? There's a reason this precious metal has been coveted by so many for so long! Since ancient times, gold has been associated with wealth, prestige, and status across practically every civilization known to mankind.

So if you want to bestow a little something extra on your enterprise's trophy-winners this year, opt for our 'Make It Golden' trophy design. These 3D printed trophies are plated with actual, unadulterated 24-karat gold. Not to mention it might boost morale and incentivize your employees to work hard in an effort to win your awards if they know they're getting a dazzling trophy plated with 24-karat gold. They didn't call it the 'Gold Standard' for nothing.

5. Make It Big

Made using different fabrication techniques such as 3d printing, CNC milling and laser cutting.

They say everything is bigger and Texas, so we're sure any Texan would love our 'Make It Big' trophy design because it really lives up to its name. Of course, this oversized 3D printed trophy is a great option for people from any part of the world; we just want to emphasize that our 3D printer can churn out a trophy as big as it is pretty! 

If you've got something of a sense of humor, an oversized award could also work well as a gag gift. However, if yours is an exceedingly large gathering and you're giving out a boatload of awards, this trophy is an excellent centerpiece – especially if you want to give a single meaningful award or trophy to a team, department or even brand in your business.

6. Light It Up

If you're a fan of light shows and you plan on including some elements like that in your company's awards night, our 'Light It Up' trophy model will be the perfect aesthetic touch for you! 

Our 'Light It Up' design works especially well if your business is one that makes its money in the more Silicon Valley, youth-driven, or new-tech type sectors. Not to mention if there is even the smallest electronic music component to your business, you've hit the jackpot with this one. 

Conclusion

No matter which type of trophy you’re after, 3D printing your trophies is one of the best cost-effective ways to get the exact design you want right down to the dot. And it's also the best way to make your award truly one-of-a-kind. The only limit here is your imagination!

We hope that after reading our post, we’ve inspired you to check out one of the 6 options that we covered above and potentially even gave you some ideas for trophy designs to add to your shortlist!

If you want to check out more amazing designs and customize your own trophy, feel free to check out our 3d printed trophy services. Our selection of materials, designs and template options is sure to impress!

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