How to Choose the Right Award for the Right Event

Imagine this: you are being presented with your organization’s Lifetime Achievement Award at an elegant banquet. Your name is called, the audience applauds, and you are ushered to the front of the room to give a speech. Before you get to the microphone, you are handed your award… and it is a tiny, oddly shaped, neon green paperweight.

Not what you would have expected, right? When choosing your acrylic awards, it’s important to consider the type of achievement that you are recognizing and the kind of event the award is being presented at. Need some inspiration? Consider the following recognition occasions:

Star Student

Want to recognize academic excellence? Try a beveled star or a star paperweight that can be displayed upright. Younger students appreciate flashy effects like those in our Glitter & Glow collection, while higher honors can be customized with a 4-Color Process feature of the school’s crest or mascot.

Honorable Service

Retirements are incredible milestones that mark the start of a new adventure. Consider an elegant oval with your company’s colors and logo to thank your employee for their years of excellent work. Looking to recognize a retirement from emergency services, such as police, fire or EMS? Try a Lucite embedment of your organization’s badge to commemorate their service.

Employee of the Month

For honors that are awarded frequently, consider our Paperweights Under $20 as a sleek, economic solution that can be displayed directly on the recipient’s desk. We can also create custom paperweights in the shape of your company’s logo – contact our Recognition Specialists for more information.

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Sales Goals and Milestones

Want to congratulate someone for peak performance? Try an Acrylic Summit, or consider incorporating a multi-step recognition series to commemorate each step of your recipient’s progress. 

Black Tie Affair

For special occasions, consider sleek trophies like our Acrylic Corporate Trophy Award or an elegant and customizable Beveled Tower. Want to showcase previous winners in your office? We can create Perpetual Wall Plaques with customizable plates – contact our team for more information.

All About That Brand

When the organization’s branding is the focus of the occasion, be sure to make it the focus of the award. Awards with plenty of room for engraving your logo, like our Lucite Apex Trophy with Base, are a great personalized option while still appearing sleek and elegant. Options like 4-Color Processing give your organization’s full-colored logo a beautiful “floating” effect within the acrylic glass. Lucite Embedments can display important pieces of your organization’s legacy, such as newspaper clippings, medals and badges, in a protective acrylic case.

Hobbies and Sports

Whether you are awarding the winner of the corporate golf tournament, a little league coach with a gift from the team, or the winners of a regional talent show, we have a wide selection of acrylic inspiration in our catalog, which can be found here

When it comes to custom acrylic awards, the possibilities are endless. The experts at Acrylic Warehouse are ready to help you create the right award for your special occasion.

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