When awards time rolls around again, you may actually dread the idea of ordering those same tired old trophies again. The addition of new names simply isn’t enough to make it exciting anymore, is it? So, change it up this year by creating custom trophies for your group. If you’ve hesitated changing up your trophy design because you think new styles and custom trophies are too expensive, you simply couldn’t be more wrong. There are plenty of trophies you can customize without breaking the bank. Find a custom trophy maker, and ask to take a look at some of the designs he’s created for other clients. You’re sure to see a few that pique your interest. Once you have an idea of a basic style you like, you can add your own details to make the trophies completely unique. Your designer can work with you to ensure your trophy will look great and will be something all your recipients will be proud to own, while still staying within your organization’s budget. Your trophy designer has plenty of experience in creating designs that are professional looking and unique. He or she will listen to ideas and incorporate these beautifully. Some of the customized details you might want to consider adding to your trophy include: Logos Pictures Mission statement Mascot Slogans Cheers Your custom trophy maker can likely give you many more suggestions on how to make your trophies stand out and represent your organization with style. You will need to be prepared to provide the required logos, graphics and pictures that customize your design to your designer when you place your order. Plan Ahead You may need to get a slightly earlier start on this year’s trophies if you’re creating a custom design. Talk to your custom trophy maker to find out what lead time is required to have your trophies ready when you need them. In most cases, the lead times are very reasonable, but still might be a bit longer than you would need to just add names to generic trophies. You’ll be amazed at how excited your recipients will be to get a trophy this year when you provide a fresh and updated design. Today’s new trophy designs are unique and very artsy, and are particularly spectacular when customized for your organization. Whether it’s for a little league baseball team or a fancy corporate awards ceremony, your trophies will be the talk of your...