Custom Trophies: The Most Popular Types

Celebrate Life's Achievements!

How do you celebrate an achievement, whether it is your own or that of a loved one? You may hold a commemorative event, like a large party or a special dinner. Alternatively, you may offer a unique gift that represents the accomplishment itself. No single object serves as a symbol of success more than a trophy. Depending on circumstances, it may also be a present that no one would expect but anyone would adore.

You can find trophies for just about any kind of achievement. Your options can expand even further if you modify them to fit the situation. Here is some information on custom trophies, including the most popular types.

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Materials for Trophies

Trophies can be created from a wide variety of materials. They include (but are not limited to) resin, Mylar, crystal, glass, acrylic, stone/marble, metal, and even wood.

Naturally, these materials may differ greatly in texture, weight, and color. You should take all of these factors into consideration when selecting what kind of award you should give. For example, “bulky” and “heavy” may be undesirable qualities in participation trophies for a PAL soccer league.

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Custom Engraving

There may not be an “I” in “team,” but victories can still feel very personal to the victors. Receiving a trophy with their names on it would feel far more special than one without any text — or, arguably worse, a generic message. You may want to customize the trophy beforehand and include some kind of personalized engraved plate.

These plates can come in different shapes, sizes, fonts, and color schemes. In addition to the name of the recipient, they may also have room for a date, image, logo, title (“Best in Show”), or phrase (“In Gratitude”). You just need to find an engraving shop that provides an array of options for all occasions.

Popular Trophy Types

Fantasy Sports Trophies

Fantasy Sports Trophies

Trophies are most commonly associated with sports. These include all kinds of competitions, from soccer to golf to fantasy football to competitive video games. The cup is traditional, but if the game has any level of popularity, you can almost certainly find stands topped with sculpted iconography.

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Academic Awards

Of course, you can also find trophies that recognize individual achievements, unrelated to any kind of tournament. School trophies are increasingly popular, showing grade-schoolers that academic success can be as worthy of celebration as athletic success. Communities can honor their spiritual leaders and exemplars with religious awards.

The design of the trophy does not even need to reflect anything about the success other than its nature as a success. There is nothing wrong with something more generic in appearance, as long as it can clearly convey its meaning. A trophy is a trophy, and who does not like one?

Commission Your Own Custom Trophies

Whether you want to reward a competition winner, a loved one, or simply yourself, you can find all kinds of custom trophies at Our inventory is filled to the brim with awards of all shapes, sizes, materials, and designs. We also offer an engraving service and the option to shop for trophy parts. Reach out to us today and let us know how we can help you celebrate!

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