Almost every home in America has a showcase of the family’s achievements manifested in trophies and medals. Some people who glorify such achievements even create altar-like tables and cabinets for those medals and trophies which they or a member of their family has won either in an intellectual or a sporting match. There are also trophies garnered from beauty contests.
People will always put a premium on anyone’s achievement and the appreciation that goes with it can best be expressed by giving him a plaque or a medal. There are plaques and trophies that are made of gold but most are made of fiberglass, wood or any other not so expensive materials. But no matter what trophies and plaques are made of, they will always be special to those who receive them.
So why do people and organizations give out trophies and plaques? Trophies and plaques are the favorite gifts or tokens for athletes during sporting events. They are also widely used by educational institutions especially during commencement exercises.
However, plaques are the favorite tokens of small companies and even big corporations that want to recognize the achievements of their employees and staff. Plaques are also given to speakers and guest of honors during company or school affairs.
Giving a trophy or a plaque is an acknowledgement of the achievements of the receiver even these are given on account of a good performance in sales and marketing, debate, oration or a simple quiz bee. Some companies give out plaques of appreciation to their loyal clients who have helped them build the company’s reputation over the years. The plaque creates good public relations for the company because it shows their clients that they are valued by the company.
Companies or institutions planning to give out trophies during special occasions or milestones should consider the types of people who will be receiving the trophies. Generally there is no standard requirement on the size of the trophies but if it will be given for team activities then size should be a consideration. Trophies for individual star players should be unique no matter what the sizes are.
Yearly tournaments for bowling or basketball sometimes require roving trophies or trophies that are passed on from the present champions to next year’s champions. These kinds of trophies should be bigger and special since the awarding body will only need to have it made once every three or four years.
People who want to order trophies and plaques can do so by visiting specialty stores. If they want the job to be faster and more efficient they can look for companies who accept made to order trophies through the internet. There are various samples and these are shown on the company website so clients can just take their pick or they can send in their own designs and specifications.
Most companies give discounts for wholesale purchases so make sure you order all the trophies you need from one company. Developing a long term relationship with a company that manufactures trophies and plaques will also be more profitable for both the manufacturer and the client because they can already establish a rapport as to the quality of work required by the client.