The local children’s soccer team needs them. Your afternoon men’s basketball league needs them. Schools, gyms and other venues order them. What are they? Custom awards for DFW athletes of all ages as well as learners, volunteers and anyone else who has made a difference and deserves recognition. When you want to move past the computer-generated award certificate and present something with a lasting value, customized plaques and other tangible prizes set the right tone. What are your options?
Metal Plaques Recognize Achievements
Cast or etched metal plaques create beautiful displays that are fit for hanging in an office, a home or a community center. Select an etched design when you have a text-heavy blueprint. For example, when you recognize every player on the soccer team for a league award, an etched plaque makes sense. Cast metal is ideal for limited text. Choose this option when you single out one recipient or an organization by name. Metal plaques may be mounted to wood backdrops for hanging or may be directly mounted to a wall. When installed onto a rock, the plaque creates a permanent exterior display.
Going Beyond the Metal
Of course, you do not have to stick with a metal plaque. Another attractive display is the combination of a wooden base with an acrylic top. This top could take on the shape of a soccer ball (depending on the sport), a star or any other type of shape. When honoring donors or students, this is usually an excellent display item. Sometimes, a client desires an etched acrylic triangle or square that we then mount to a wooden or acrylic base. In lieu of the etching, it is also possible to include text via a vinyl overlay.
Banners, too, make ideal awards that are suitable for presentation to a team. For example, teams of gymnasts compete individually but also as teams for a particular program. Honoring the team achievement is best done with a banner that each athlete may hold up. Next, it is proudly displayed inside the gym to inspire other athletes who might not yet have reached the competitive levels.
Schools have discovered that awards can take on the forms of vinyl window graphics. Honoring the student of the month with a bumper or window sticker for the parent’s car is common. Imprinted canvas takes on the form of ribbons. Recognizing the employee of the month with this ribbon is a good option that allows the worker to proudly wear this sign of achievement. It may be followed up with a plaque or a name that is etched into an existing plaque display.
Putting Together Awards Packages
The professionals at Cowtown Graphics & Signs look forward to collaborating with your management team on the creation of an awards package that provides tangible signs of appreciation and achievement to those you want to honor. We work with your budget to create custom plaques for DFW sports teams or donor awards for your local non-profit organization or faith community. In addition, our graphic artists tailor the designs to suit the recipients’ ages. After all, children will be far more excited with more childlike designs than a standard metal plaque. Call us today to get started.