Top Tips for Designing a Bespoke Trophy or Award

Bespoke Trophies and AwardsNo matter whether you’re celebrating an employee, sportsperson or academic achievement, a stunning bespoke trophy or award can really elevate the occasion. Custom awards and trophies can also boost the recipient and provide them with something special to honour their achievement, which they can treasure for years to come.

However, if you’re new to creating bespoke trophies or awards then you may be unsure where to start. Fear not, we’re here to help and provide you with our top tips for designing a bespoke trophy or award.

There are a variety of elements that need to be considered when designing a trophy or award. Below we discuss each element and provide tips to ensure you get the most out of designing your trophy or award.

  1. The Material

No matter how well the award is designed, it is the material that will initially catch the eye of onlookers. Therefore, is it paramount that you choose a material that exudes quality and prestige. Nothing does this better than crystal glass, which beautifully reflects the light and creates a stunning base for your design and personalisation. This is why all our trophies and awards here at Laser Crystal are made from only the highest quality optically pure crystal glass.

  1. The Trophy Shape

Trophies and awards must no longer be a traditional cup shape; the world is your oyster when it comes to the shape. The most important factor when considering the shape is that the trophy or award reflects the achievement, the occasion, and the personality of the recipient.

Whether you want a modern shape such as a tapered portrait or a slant cube, or a more traditional shape such as a jade or an arctic, the shape of the award can help convey so many emotions.

It is also worth bearing in mind when deciding on a shape for your trophy or award, that the shape can be further enhanced with colour printing to emphasis certain aspects of the award. For example, you could choose a disc shape and then colour print a star shape onto the award to add depth and an extra element.

  1. Trophy Engraving

When it comes to engraving and personalising your trophy or award, the possibilities truly are endless. Here at Laser Crystal, we offer 3D laser engraving, as well as colour printing, allowing you to fully customise your trophy or award. Your trophy or award can include the following elements:

  • Award title
  • Names
  • Date
  • Personalised message
  • Images
  • Logos

Each element helps to add to the personalisation of the award, making it a genuinely unique and one-of-a-kind piece to be cherished for many years to come.

  1. Trophy Presentation

A trophy or award isn’t complete without a beautifully decorated presentation box. A custom presentation box is a perfect way to encase such an important gift and ensure that your brand still gets seen whilst also protecting the trophy or award. Here at Laser Crystal, we can design and print bespoke presentation boxes for your awards, stunningly lined with satin material to protect the award during transportation and storage.


Creating a Bespoke Trophy or Award with Laser Crystal

Hopefully, we have given you all the information you need to start designing your upcoming trophy or award. Once you have a few ideas in your head of what you’re looking to achieve, the next step is to speak with our in-house design team who will bring your ideas to life. Our designers will take your ideas and using specialist design software, will create your custom trophy or award. Once the design is approved, we can then get to work on creating your trophy or award.

Alternatively, if you’re still unsure where to start when it comes to designing your trophy or award, or have any questions, then no need to worry, we are here to help. Get in touch with our friendly and knowledgeable team on 01202 675000 or email

Custom Trophies & Awards Design

When it comes to designing your trophy or award, our designers will take all your ideas and requests along with some additional information including the type of event, the venue (if applicable), the number of award winners, as well as budget, to help create your stunning trophy or award.

Our designers will also need access to any artwork that you would like to be included in the trophy or award design.

Custom Trophies & Awards Manufacture

All our awards and trophies are manufactured in-house allowing us to provide a quick turnaround as well as greater flexibility for our clients. Additionally, by having the manufacturing in-house we can ensure each stage of the process adheres to our high-quality standards.

Contact Laser Crystal

Don’t forget to get in touch with the friendly team at Laser Crystal today for all your trophy and award needs.

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