5 Tips for Choosing Customised Awards, Trophies, and Plaques for Any Event
Picking the right recognition award for a formal event can be a daunting task. How can one balance creativity, brand recognition, and budgetary constraints? It could even be a gift for a personal occasion to pass a congratulatory message. How does one pick the right amount of personalization without going overboard financially?
There are millions of variables to consider when choosing awards and trophies. Size, material, color, design, style, cost, technology, and many others. It has made the ‘simple’ task of choosing awards and trophies quite dreadful. Nonetheless, it has been done before with impeccable precision.
Here is a 5 tip guide for choosing customized awards, trophies, and plaques for any event:
Use Unique Awards To Build And Reinforce Your Brand
Sure, it is typical for most competitions to award gold, silver, and bronze medals, but how effective are they in reinforcing a brand’s image? Marketing is everywhere. It’s on the company’s logo, online platforms, billboards, and employee demeanor. To support the organization’s brand image, awards also have to reinforce its positioning.
As such, recognition and achievement awards present an excellent opportunity for brand building. This is to say that customized awards are the way to go. With a unique out-of-the-box design, awards that scream originality give the company identity. It is through this identity that the brand image is revealed.
This especially goes for personal occasions and events. To convey and evoke heartfelt emotion, tap into what the recipient of the award loves. Perhaps something they believe in, their mantra, and so on. The best part about customized awards is that they can be as personal and detailed as one likes. A picture, quote, and even a heartfelt note can be added to a plaque, trophy, or medal.
Choose a Theme/ Design Style
Whether there are 10 or 20 categories for a single event, all awards must be tied together by a theme. Imagine having different plaques for school academic awards, different ones for games, others for graduation, dance, and so on. The award presentation ceremony looks chaotic and disorganized.
That said, organizations need to come up with a design style that ties up all awards. This way, despite varying factors like the purpose of the award, event, and age of the recipients, the awards represent one integral organization. They show an organization or brand that is efficient and structured. They also make an award ceremony spectacular.
Balance all Important Considerations
Color, material, brand personality, budgetary constraints, recipients’ personalities, and overall aesthetics. They all have to be balanced for the right customized award. Awards that are of sub-par quality lack one of these important considerations. They have a detrimental effect on the overall event and worst of all, leave a negative impression of the organization.
Choose a Reputable Supplier
With such a myriad of variables, how does one get the perfect award? Easy! By choosing the right man for the job. When choosing a reputable supplier, an organization can balance all needs that need to be factored in the design. The experts are also able to identify aspects of award ceremonies that may not be necessarily obvious to a layman.
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Thanks for all the amazing tips about gifting custom trophy’s. My 10 year old sons baseball team won last week and we are having a party to celebrate so I want to get him something with personalized writing. Now I know to choose a company you can trust so they can take care of all my needs for this design.