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Up Club! – Down Syndrome NSW

It is always nice to help a local charity out and we were really happy to recently do some trophies/medals for Down Syndrome NSW.
We produced some engraved cups and medals for the Up! Club a subsidiary of Down Syndrome New South Wales.

Medals and CupsThe Up! Club is a social group for young adults with downs syndrome. Members get together about 3 times a month to have fun, socialise, meet new friends and check out what is happening in the community.

The event we supplied Cups and medals for was the inaugural Dee Why RSL ten pin bowling day on the Northern Beaches. The Day was a roaring success and a good time was had by all.

The Up! Club engage in regular meetings to choose what activities they would like to do together. Some of the activities include Karaoke, Dancing, Weekend camps and going to the movies.

There are currently 9 UP! Club groups up and running in the following areas:

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Awards, Trophies and Engraving North Shore

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ALL YOUR LOCAL NORTH SHORE TROPHY AND AWARD REQUIREMENTS IN ONE CONVENIENT LOCATION

Platinum Awards North Shore provides a one stop shop for sporting trophies and corporate awards for every occasion.  We specialise in one-off custom trophies and projects for large sports clubs and associations.

We pride ourselves on competitive pricing, reliability and making sure the process is as smooth as possible for all our customers. We specialise in laser engraving on a wide range of products including glass and crysal engravingplasticstainless steel and standard trophy and perpetual engraving.

We provide free artwork set up and engraving proofs to all customers prior to engraving to ensure the process is as smooth and stress free as possible.

Quick turnarounds is not a problem.  Contact us for no obligation quote or even some advice and guidance.


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North Shore Trophies

We supply trophies for all sports, hobbies and past times from the mainstream sports to small niches.  Choose from our huge range of trophies (view our trophy catalogue) or, if you want some a unique or different, take advantage of our custom-made trophy services.

Unlike other trophy retailers we use multiple wholesalers so we really can give you the best range of North Shore trophies at an unbeatable price.

SPORTING TROPHIES : We stock a huge selection of sports trophies and cups for clubs, schools and organisations.  Our sporting trophy range includes football, rugby, soccer, netball, AFL, cricket, sailing and much more. Our sports trophies are available in a variety of materials including glass, crystal, acrylic and a variety of metals, all available at very cost effective prices. Great selection, bulk discounts and unbeatable pricing on all trophies and engraving. We also provide free 25/50mm custom motif/logo set up with no minimum order.

CORPORATE TROPHIES :  We stock a large range of corporate trophies in a range of materials including resin, glass, crystal, acrylic, wood / timber and metal trophy options. We specialise in corporate branding and engraving on marketing and promotional products including cups, mugs, water bottles and much more. Large or small orders are no problem.

CUSTOM TROPHIES : We can cater to most client’s needs when it comes to custom trophies and awards. Available in a variety of materials including metal (stainless steel), acrylic and wood / timber custom awards and trophies.  Cost effective options with innovative concepts and designs.

BROWSE OUR TROPHY CATALOGUE : For trophy ideas and to view our range of sporting and corporate trophy products, browse our online catalogue. Simply email through the relevant trophy codes, quantities and engraving detail and we will reply with a full quotation within 1 business day. The whole process can be carried out via email alternately use the live chat option on the right of the screen for real time quotations.

North Shore Awards

We offer a wide range of corporate awards for North Shore businesses, sporting clubs, schools and community groups.  Browse through our online awards catalogues to see our huge range of options.  Glass, crystal, and acrylic awards all give an exceptional look when laser engraved/etched with artwork produced by our inhouse design team. Add a company logo to personalise your custom made award and it really gives the ‘wow’ factor. We do not charge for artwork set up and provide multiple font options as standard. Custom-made awards are our speciality.

CORPORATE AWARDS AND PLAQUES : Our most popular types of corporate awards are glass, crystal and acrylic styles. If you are on modest budget then we have some excellent budget options available. Crystal, chrome and metal (including stainless steel) options are more expensive options but when laser engraved/etched with cool artwork  they really can give the wow factor. Acrylic awards are becoming more popular every year as they give a contemporary look and the precision of the laser engraving onto plastics gives outstanding results. If you are looking to really make a statement we have a great selection of elite crystal in the our CIP range.

SPORTING AWARDS : Glass, crystal and acrylic awards are not just limited to the corporate sector. We have a great selection awards for all sporting awards for all games and hobbies. If you are rewarding ‘The Clubman of the Year’ or a player who has player in ‘500 games’ an award is something that can take pride of place on the mantelpiece. Even if you want to thank a Sponsor for their fantastic support we have some great awards and plaque options.

BROWSE OUR AWARDS CATALOGUE : For award ideas and to view our range of sporting and corporate award products, browse our online catalogue. Simply email through the relevant award products codes, quantities and engraving detail and we will reply with a full quotation within 1 business day. The whole process can be carried out via email alternately use the live chat option on the right of the screen for real time quotations.

Medals and Medallions

Medals and medallions can be a great option for sporting club and associations.  The great thing about medals is they come in very little packaging and are easily distributed at presentation evenings. They are also great for customisation. Generic medals can have 25mm or 50mm logos/motifs on the front and laser engraving on the back. Die cast medals are often thought of being an expensive option but if you have large numbers they can be really cost effective. More information about our medal and medallion products »

Plaques and Honour Boards

Organising an official opening or just need a 250 games plaques for your rugby club, we have a wide range of interior wood plaques including walnut, rosewood and cherry plaques with veneered and piano finish options available. A laser engraved brushed gold or silver plate mounted a plaque is a popular option. Laser engraving with paint fill and mounted acrylic are also popular options.  Although we specialise mainly in interior plaques, we can supply stainless steel marine grade plaques with laser metal mark engraving suitable for exterior use. We can also custom make large wooden plaques and honour boards with many stains and finishes available.

Perpetual Trophies

Perpetual Trophies are an important part of any sports club or organisation. A perpetual trophy allows us to take a glance at at the history and tradition of a club, or even start creating history for a new club. If we didn’t engrave the perpetual trophies, the yearly winners would be forgotten over time. Perpetuals can be a memorial to a past member who made great contributions to the club or even in honour of a current member who is held in high esteem. If you are after an employee of the month award for your business we also have many contemporary options for the corporate sector.

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North Shore Engraving

At Platinum Awards, we can undertake take care of all your engraving requirements.  Our state-of-the-art equipment means we can accurately laser engrave all forms of plastic, glass, and crystal, wood and timber, and metal products.  We can also metal mark on stainless steel and pewter products. Our rotary engraver gives us the ability to engrave on wine bottles, beer glasses and champagne flutes. We also have CNC machine engraver that we use for perpetual shields and plaques.

For more information about our professional engraving services, click the links below:

Laser engraving North Shore 

Laser engraving is a quick and efficient way of engraving products. The speed of the process and the digital capabilities make it a far quicker and therefore more cost effective than any other type of engraving. The boundaries are endless. If it can fit in the engraver then it has potential to be engraved. Concrete candles, wooden coat hangers, archaeology tools, wooden pen knives, marble cheeseboards and kitchen tiles are just a few products our professional laser engravers have had the pleasure of working with of late.

What is laser engraving?

Laser engraving and marking is basically using a CO2 laser to engrave or mark a given object. Laser Marking changes the colour of the object via chemical reaction. This is a common way of engraving stainless steel and pewter products. It is very effective and clear to read because of the contrast on the metal.  If you were using an old school style of machine engraver you would need to paint fill to get a similar effect.

How laser engraving works and it’s benefits »


Platinum Awards – Your North Shore Trophy and Engraving Specialists

All your trophy, award and engraving services in one convenient location.

Platinum Awards North Shore provides a one stop shop for sporting trophies and corporate awards for every occasion.  We specialise in one-off custom trophies and projects for large sports clubs and associations.

We pride ourselves on competitive pricing, reliability and making sure the process is as smooth as possible for all our customers. We specialise in laser engraving on a wide range of products including glass and crysal engravingplasticstainless steel and standard trophy and perpetual engraving.

We provide free artwork set up and engraving proofs to all North Shore customers prior to engraving to ensure the process is as smooth and stress free as possible.

Quick turnarounds is not a problem. Contact us for no obligation quote or even some advice and guidance. We have plenty of experience and can navigate you through the best options to fit your budget, timeline and expectations. We pride ourselves on our customer service and our customer communication.

Visit us at our warehouse and workshop located at Brookvale on Sydney’s North Shore.

Call (02) 8065 9846  Get a Quote »


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Awards, Trophies and Engraving Brookvale Northern Beaches

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ALL YOUR LOCAL NORTHERN BEACHES TROPHY AND AWARD REQUIREMENTS IN ONE CONVENIENT LOCATION AT BROOKVALE

Platinum Awards Northern Beaches provides a one stop shop for sporting trophies and corporate awards for every occasion.  We specialise in one-off custom trophies and projects for large sports clubs and associations.

We pride ourselves on competitive pricing, reliability and making sure the process is as smooth as possible for all our customers. We specialise in laser engraving on a wide range of products including glass and crysal engravingplasticstainless steel and standard trophy and perpetual engraving.

We provide free artwork set up and engraving proofs to all customers prior to engraving to ensure the process is as smooth and stress free as possible.

Quick turnarounds is not a problem.  Contact us for no obligation quote or even some advice and guidance.


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Northern Beaches Trophies

We supply trophies for all sports, hobbies and past times from the mainstream sports to small niches.  Choose from our huge range of trophies (view our trophy catalogue) or, if you want some a unique or different, take advantage of our custom-made trophy services.

Unlike other trophy retailers we use multiple wholesalers so we really can give you the best range of Northern Beaches trophies at an unbeatable price.

SPORTING TROPHIES : We stock a huge selection of sports trophies and cups for clubs, schools and organisations.  Our sporting trophy range includes football, rugby, soccer, netball, AFL, cricket, sailing and much more. Our sports trophies are available in a variety of materials including glass, crystal, acrylic and a variety of metals, all available at very cost effective prices. Great selection, bulk discounts and unbeatable pricing on all trophies and engraving. We also provide free 25/50mm custom motif/logo set up with no minimum order.

CORPORATE TROPHIES :  We stock a large range of corporate trophies in a range of materials including resin, glass, crystal, acrylic, wood / timber and metal trophy options. We specialise in corporate branding and engraving on marketing and promotional products including cups, mugs, water bottles and much more. Large or small orders are no problem.

CUSTOM TROPHIES : We can cater to most client’s needs when it comes to custom trophies and awards. Available in a variety of materials including metal (stainless steel), acrylic and wood / timber custom awards and trophies.  Cost effective options with innovative concepts and designs.

BROWSE OUR TROPHY CATALOGUE : For trophy ideas and to view our range of sporting and corporate trophy products, browse our online catalogue. Simply email through the relevant trophy codes, quantities and engraving detail and we will reply with a full quotation within 1 business day. The whole process can be carried out via email alternately use the live chat option on the right of the screen for real time quotations.

Northern Beaches Awards

We offer a wide range of corporate awards for Northern Beaches businesses, sporting clubs, schools and community groups.  Browse through our online awards catalogues to see our huge range of options.  Glass, crystal, and acrylic awards all give an exceptional look when laser engraved/etched with artwork produced by our inhouse design team. Add a company logo to personalise your custom made award and it really gives the ‘wow’ factor. We do not charge for artwork set up and provide multiple font options as standard. Custom-made awards are our speciality.

CORPORATE AWARDS AND PLAQUES : Our most popular types of corporate awards are glass, crystal and acrylic styles. If you are on modest budget then we have some excellent budget options available. Crystal, chrome and metal (including stainless steel) options are more expensive options but when laser engraved/etched with cool artwork  they really can give the wow factor. Acrylic awards are becoming more popular every year as they give a contemporary look and the precision of the laser engraving onto plastics gives outstanding results. If you are looking to really make a statement we have a great selection of elite crystal in the our CIP range.

SPORTING AWARDS : Glass, crystal and acrylic awards are not just limited to the corporate sector. We have a great selection awards for all sporting awards for all games and hobbies. If you are rewarding ‘The Clubman of the Year’ or a player who has player in ‘500 games’ an award is something that can take pride of place on the mantelpiece. Even if you want to thank a Sponsor for their fantastic support we have some great awards and plaque options.

BROWSE OUR AWARDS CATALOGUE : For award ideas and to view our range of sporting and corporate award products, browse our online catalogue. Simply email through the relevant award products codes, quantities and engraving detail and we will reply with a full quotation within 1 business day. The whole process can be carried out via email alternately use the live chat option on the right of the screen for real time quotations.

Medals and Medallions

Medals and medallions can be a great option for sporting club and associations.  The great thing about medals is they come in very little packaging and are easily distributed at presentation evenings. They are also great for customisation. Generic medals can have 25mm or 50mm logos/motifs on the front and laser engraving on the back. Die cast medals are often thought of being an expensive option but if you have large numbers they can be really cost effective. More information about our medal and medallion products »

Plaques and Honour Boards

Organising an official opening or just need a 250 games plaques for your rugby club, we have a wide range of interior wood plaques including walnut, rosewood and cherry plaques with veneered and piano finish options available. A laser engraved brushed gold or silver plate mounted a plaque is a popular option. Laser engraving with paint fill and mounted acrylic are also popular options.  Although we specialise mainly in interior plaques, we can supply stainless steel marine grade plaques with laser metal mark engraving suitable for exterior use. We can also custom make large wooden plaques and honour boards with many stains and finishes available.

Perpetual Trophies

Perpetual Trophies are an important part of any sports club or organisation. A perpetual trophy allows us to take a glance at at the history and tradition of a club, or even start creating history for a new club. If we didn’t engrave the perpetual trophies, the yearly winners would be forgotten over time. Perpetuals can be a memorial to a past member who made great contributions to the club or even in honour of a current member who is held in high esteem. If you are after an employee of the month award for your business we also have many contemporary options for the corporate sector.

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Northern Beaches Engraving

At Platinum Awards, we can undertake take care of all your engraving requirements.  Our state-of-the-art equipment means we can accurately laser engrave all forms of plastic, glass, and crystal, wood and timber, and metal products.  We can also metal mark on stainless steel and pewter products. Our rotary engraver gives us the ability to engrave on wine bottles, beer glasses and champagne flutes. We also have CNC machine engraver that we use for perpetual shields and plaques.

For more information about our professional engraving services, click the links below:

Laser engraving Northern Beaches 

Laser engraving is a quick and efficient way of engraving products. The speed of the process and the digital capabilities make it a far quicker and therefore more cost effective than any other type of engraving. The boundaries are endless. If it can fit in the engraver then it has potential to be engraved. Concrete candles, wooden coat hangers, archaeology tools, wooden pen knives, marble cheeseboards and kitchen tiles are just a few products our professional laser engravers have had the pleasure of working with of late.

What is laser engraving?

Laser engraving and marking is basically using a CO2 laser to engrave or mark a given object. Laser Marking changes the colour of the object via chemical reaction. This is a common way of engraving stainless steel and pewter products. It is very effective and clear to read because of the contrast on the metal.  If you were using an old school style of machine engraver you would need to paint fill to get a similar effect.

How laser engraving works and it’s benefits »


Platinum Awards – Your Northern Beaches Trophy and Engraving Specialists

All your trophy, award and engraving services in one convenient location.

Platinum Awards Northern Beaches provides a one stop shop for sporting trophies and corporate awards for every occasion.  We specialise in one-off custom trophies and projects for large sports clubs and associations.

We pride ourselves on competitive pricing, reliability and making sure the process is as smooth as possible for all our customers. We specialise in laser engraving on a wide range of products including glass and crysal engravingplasticstainless steel and standard trophy and perpetual engraving.

We provide free artwork set up and engraving proofs to all Northern Beaches customers prior to engraving to ensure the process is as smooth and stress free as possible.

Quick turnarounds is not a problem. Contact us for no obligation quote or even some advice and guidance. We have plenty of experience and can navigate you through the best options to fit your budget, timeline and expectations. We pride ourselves on our customer service and our customer communication.

Visit us at our warehouse and workshop located at Brookvale on Sydney’s Northern Beaches.

Call (02) 8065 9846  Get a Quote »


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Corporate Engraving Northern Beaches Sydney

Custom branding has been an integral part of a business’ image for hundreds of years. It provides businesses and organisations with the ability to publicise their brand. This helps to raise awareness of what they do and generally, drive sales. Custom items are also popular amongst business owners as they can help staff feel more included as part of a team.

Increase Exposure

One of the most common reasons as to why someone would choose to have custom branding on items is to increase exposure. It’s extremely effective and is used by business people and organisations across the globe. Just think, if you see someone wearing a branded t-shirt or bag, you’ll often remember it. This is the case even if it is on a subconscious level. If your product, company or brand is just getting started, increasing public exposure should be sitting high up on your priority list. An easy way to do this is to create custom items that feature your brand name or logo. 

Drive Sales

Of course, the natural follow on from increased exposure would be heightened sales. It’s no surprise that business owners want to drive sales or that organisation managers strive to increase membership rates – it’s just natural.

Team Spirit

An additional benefit of custom branding is its ability to boost team spirit. This is highly beneficial for staff teams to sports groups alike.

Custom Branding Options

The options for custom branding are endless. At present, it’s easy to design and order custom items such as water bottles, key chains, t-shirts and more. Custom plaques, banners and signage can also help to promote your brand to the public.


Platinum Awards – Northern Beaches Corporate Engraving Specialists

All your trophy, award and laser engraving services in one convenient location.

Platinum Awards Northern Beaches provides a one stop shop for sporting trophies and corporate awards for every occasion.  We specialise in one-off custom trophies and projects for large sports clubs and associations.

We pride ourselves on competitive pricing, reliability and making sure the process is as smooth as possible for all our customers. We specialise in laser engraving on a wide range of products including glass and crysal engravingplasticstainless steel and standard trophy and perpetual engraving.

We provide free artwork set up and engraving proofs to all Northern Beaches customers prior to engraving to ensure the process is as smooth and stress free as possible.

Quick turnarounds is not a problem. Contact us for no obligation quote or even some advice and guidance. We have plenty of experience and can navigate you through the best options to fit your budget, timeline and expectations. We pride ourselves on our customer service and our customer communication.

Visit us at our warehouse and workshop located at Brookvale on Sydney’s Northern Beaches.

Call (02) 8065 9846  Get a Quote »

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Laser Cutting Northern Beaches & Sydney

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What is Laser Cutting?

Laser cutting, also known as laser engraving, technology uses a powerful laser to cut materials. It is controlled by files that are made using various Computer Aided Design (CAD) software. Laser cutting is an efficient way to cut through a range of materials, including but not limited to fabric, wood and metal. When the technology was newly developed, it was limited to industrial applications due to its cost. However, laser cutting is now becoming more accessible to the everyday person.

Efficiency

Laser cutting is a much faster alternative to cutting by hand. The machine does not require constant monitoring, instead, it can be left to complete the task while you get something else done. This is highly useful in both commercial and domestic scenarios as it reduces the amount of manual labour required.

Minimal Waste

Did you know that you can easily minimise wastage by using a laser cutter? A classic example of this is when you’re cutting out fabric patterns. By using a laser cutter, the computer is able to automatically determine the arrangement of pattern pieces that will result in the least wastage. Not only does this minimise costs and materials required, however, it is saving valuable resources.

No Warping

Laser cutting will not warp your base material. In contrast, many other cutting and engraving techniques will distort your original object. By choosing to use a laser cutter, you are minimising the risk of damaging your object or material.

Precision Perfect

Laser cutting is a great way to cut out a precise design as it is highly accurate. Even intricate designs can be brought to life with this technology.

Versatility

A laser cutter is highly versatile as it works on a wide range of materials. As well as this, it can be adapted for various different uses. Some of these include use for engraving plaques, cutting out fabric patterns, personalising jewellery etc.

View examples of our laser cutting and engraving projects:


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Platinum Awards – Your Northern Beaches Laser Cutting Specialists

Platinum Awards Northern Beaches provides a one stop shop for sporting trophies and corporate awards for every occasion.  We specialise in one-off custom trophies and projects for large sports clubs and associations.

We pride ourselves on competitive pricing, reliability and making sure the process is as smooth as possible for all our customers. We specialise in laser engraving on a wide range of products including glass and crysal engravingplasticstainless steel and standard trophy and perpetual engraving.

We provide free artwork set up and engraving proofs to all Northern Beaches customers prior to engraving to ensure the process is as smooth and stress free as possible.

Quick turnarounds is not a problem. Contact us for no obligation quote or even some advice and guidance. We have plenty of experience and can navigate you through the best options to fit your budget, timeline and expectations. We pride ourselves on our customer service and our customer communication.

Visit us at our warehouse and workshop located at Brookvale on Sydney’s Northern Beaches.

Call (02) 8065 9846  Get a Quote »


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Personalised Custom Engraving and Gift Ideas

Are you searching for the perfect gift? Not too sure what to buy for your loved ones? Personalised gifts with custom engraving might be just what you were looking for.

Custom Phone Case Engraving

A custom phone case is an excellent gift for almost anyone in this day and age. Most people use their phones every day so a protective case will be well appreciated. Make it even more special by choosing a custom case, perhaps with colours, words, image or a design that is relevant to you and the recipient. By doing this, the recipient will think of you every day when they go to use their phone.  

Engraved Champagne Bottle

You can’t go much classier than an engraved bottle of champagne. Add a special touch to your gift by engraving their name into the glass. They’ll be able to keep the bottle forever, using it as decor or as a vase for cut flowers. This also helps your gift stand out from the crowd in a positive way.

Engraved Crystal and Glassware

Engraved glassware makes for a great personalised gift, especially if the recipient loves to entertain. Be sure to choose words or a message that is timeless. You can’t go wrong with initials or a short and sweet message. This gift will be put to great use when entertaining friends or throwing the annual Christmas dinner party.

Monogrammed Planner

A monogrammed planner is an excellent gift idea. Although digital calendars are increasing in popularity, nothing can beat putting pen to paper. A monogram is a great way to add a personalised touch to something that is so integral to maintaining order in our lives.

Personalised Jewellery

Anyone will love receiving personalised items of jewellery, whether it be an engraved ring or special charm. An engraving will add a beautiful extra touch to any existing piece.


Custom Engraving and Personalised Gift Ideas Sydney

Platinum Awards Sydney provides a one stop shop for custom engraving and personlised gift ideas for every occasion.

We pride ourselves on competitive pricing, reliability and making sure the process is as smooth as possible for all our customers. We specialise in laser engraving on a wide range of products including glass and crysal engravingplasticstainless steel and standard trophy and perpetual engraving.

We provide free artwork set up and engraving proofs to our customers prior to engraving to ensure the process is as smooth and stress free as possible.

Quick turnarounds is not a problem. Contact us for no obligation quote or even some advice and guidance. We have plenty of experience and can navigate you through the best options to fit your budget, timeline and expectations. We pride ourselves on our customer service and our customer communication.

Visit us at our warehouse and workshop located at Brookvale on Sydney’s North Shore.

Call (02) 8065 9846  Get a Quote »


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The Lowdown | 2017 Grammys

The 59th annual Grammy awards will be taking place on February 12th 2017. The name “Grammy” is abbreviated from the original name, “Gramophone.” The Grammys are the musical equivalent to the Oscars, bringing together many talented individuals and groups from the industry.

When Did It Originate?

The first annual Grammy awards were held on May 4th, 1959. Two formal events were held simultaneously, one in Los Angeles and one in New York. Many years later, in 1975, the awards were televised each year. This helped to promote the musical artists, leading to an increase in sales of records, stickers, posters and other band merchandise.

How Does Voting Work?

Nomination and voting procedures are conducted by selected members of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (NARAS). They have access to a private, online listening program that enables them to listen to all the nominations.

Grammy Trophies

The Grammy trophies all take the form of a gilded gramophone (hence the name ‘Grammy’). They are made from gold-plated zinc alloy. The original trophy design was revamped in 1990 to ensure improved strength, size and grandeur. Each year, winners from every category are presented with Grammy awards. Those who miss out on winning a category receive a medal in reward of their nomination.


Platinum Awards are industry leaders in custom awards, trophies and medals. Get in touch today to discuss your next order. Alternatively, visit us in store at our Brookvale showroom.


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Why Olympic Medalists Bite Their Medals

Have you ever wondered why Olympic medalists always seem to be biting their medals? It is a rather bizarre trend that has cropped up again over recent times. In previous eras, athletes may have been biting their gold medals to test if they were made from real gold. However, it is common knowledge that contemporary Olympic gold medals are primarily made of other metals. They would be simply too expensive to produce otherwise.

So, what is the real reason Olympic medalists bite their medals?

In reality, it’s all very simple. The trend of athletes biting their medals is fuelled by the desires of photographers. Photographers often ask medalists to bite their medals as the iconic pose creates a shot that is more interesting than a plain jane smile.

Many athletes and audience members have grown tired of the cheesy pose. However, with a lack of other props in the immediate vicinity, this trend will probably be sticking around for years to come. If you’re wondering if anyone has ever chipped a tooth doing this, the answer is yes. In 2010, David Moeller chipped his tooth on a silver medal.

Platinum Awards are industry leaders in custom medals, trophies and plaques. Get in touch today to enquire about your next set of bespoke awards.


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Top 5 Iconic Trophies in the Sporting World

As a child in school, one of the biggest incentives to participate in sports is the possibility of receiving a shiny new medal or trophy at the end of the season. This concept still rings true in part for professional athletes. Not only do iconic trophies mark a particular sporting victory, they also physically embody the blood, sweat and tears that led to this success.

Olympic Gold Medal

Although the Olympic Gold Medal is not technically a ‘trophy’, it would be shocking not to include it in this list. The Olympics are considered to be the highest level for many sports, subsequently, to win gold at the Olympics is a dream for many athletes across the world.

Wimbledon Trophy

Arguably one of the most iconic trophies in the tennis and sporting world, the Wimbledon Cup is awarded to the winner of the Gentlemen’s Singles Championship. The cup is made of silver gilt and is a whopping 45 x 20cm. The words “The All England Lawn Tennis Club Single Handed Championship of the World” are engraved on the cup.

FIFA World Cup

The FIFA World Cup Trophy was introduced in 1974 as an award for the winning team of the Football World Cup. It is made of 18 carat gold and weighs about 6kg. The design features two human figures holding up the earth.

The Stanley Cup

The Stanley Cup is the most recognised trophy in professional Ice Hockey. It was introduced in 1893 and is made of silver and nickel alloy. The cup weighs around 15.5kg and is sought after by American and Canadian ice hockey teams.

The Calcutta Cup

The Calcutta Cup is a rugby union trophy presented to the winner of the Six Nations Championship between England and Scotland. The original 1879 cup is no longer in use due to its fragile state. Instead, both nations have full-size replicas.

Platinum Awards are industry leaders in custom medals, trophies and plaques. Get in touch today to enquire about your next set of bespoke awards.


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Celebrate the End of Summer Season Sports

Summer season sports are extremely popular with many Australians. With so many sports to choose from and so much free time (in the case of children and school holidays), it’s no wonder so many people join a team in the hopes of having a good time and getting fit while they’re at it. Most of us are blessed with fantastic weather throughout the summer season – warm, sunny days perfect for swimming, surfing, kayaking, the list goes on. If water sports aren’t really your thing, there are plenty of other summer season sports on land. These include touch football, cricket and baseball.

Regardless of your sporting preferences, the end of summer season sports is drawing near for us all. If you’re part of a sporting team or larger organisation, this can often be a time of celebration. Who doesn’t love celebrating a victorious win with all their teammates? Even if you’re in it for the fun, the end of a sporting season is a great excuse to get out and enjoy yourself. Whether this be with an informal games day, fancy dinner or night out with the team, it is also a great opportunity to commend individuals on their efforts throughout the season. A great way to acknowledge improvement or excellence in sports is through awards. Medals or trophies, big or small, the options are endless. Awards also work wonderfully as memorabilia for the team, marking the fun times spent together over the summer.

Platinum Awards are industry leaders in custom medals, trophies and plaques. Get in touch today to enquire about your next set of bespoke awards.


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