Category Archives: Medals

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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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Golden Globe Awards 2017

What are the Golden Globe Awards?

The Golden Globe Award is an American accolade presented by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. It recognises excellence in film and television both in the United States and internationally.

The Golden Globe Trophy

The design of the trophy was first established in 1945. It features a globe wrapped in a film strip. The trophy weighs a whopping 2.5 kilograms and is 27.3 cm tall. The statuette was redesigned in 2008 to improve durability and freshen up the aesthetics. The trophy even features a 24 carat gold plated zinc die cast top.

Today, the golden globes recognise achievements in a large array of categories. 14 are awarded to motion pictures and 11 to television series. January 7th will mark the 74th Golden Globe Awards.

Custom Medals by Platinum Awards

Do you have a special event approaching? Platinum Awards provide a large range of custom medals to customers in Sydney. We have a large variety of designs to choose from including custom trophy designs. Please feel free to view our catalogue, contact us, or visit our showroom in Brookvale (located on Sydney’s Northern Beaches).


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A Guide to Choosing the Right Awards for Kids by Age

Choosing the right awards for children’s ceremonies can be difficult as children of different ages respond differently to a range of factors depending on individual circumstances, maturity and age. Below is a simple guide to help you choose the right awards that are relevant to each age category.  

0 – 3 years

For this age category, simple is best when it comes to awards. Young children of under 3 years are unlikely to distinguish between different types of awards and their meanings. The safety of the awards should also be considered, as some shapes and materials could potentially be a hazard to young children.

4 – 7 years

Children between the ages of 4 and 7 are often presented with awards for participating in various activities and/or sports. These are often non-exclusive and are presented to each child. This ensures that no child is left out, encouraging everyone to continue participating and rewarding their efforts for doing so. Awards for achievement such as ‘Best and Fairest’ are also beginning to be presented to children in this category.

8 – 11 years

In this age group, the awards presented begin to take on a greater range. Children are often presented with various awards for effort, achievement and improvement. This allows different kids to be rewarded according to their personal strengths. The children can also feel more motivated, using the awards as a goal to work towards throughout the year or sporting season.

12 -15 years

Similarly to the 8 – 11 years age category, children between the ages of 12 – 15 often have the chance to be considered for a range of different awards. In addition to the existing list of awards for effort, achievement and improvement, children of this age range may also be beginning to coach or mentor younger players. They are often rewarded for their efforts in supporting the junior teams.

16 – 18 years

Once children reach the age of 16, it may also be appropriate to present selected individuals with awards for long term commitment or service to the sporting club. These awards recognise the child’s loyalty and commitment over the years.

Sports Trophies Sydney by Platinum Awards

Have you got a sports event coming up? Platinum Awards provide custom trophies for businesses, sports teams, individuals – and more! We have a large variety of designs to choose from including custom trophy designs. Please feel free to view our catalogue, contact us, or visit our showroom in Brookvale (located on Sydney’s Northern Beaches).


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Medals Sydney

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Our new medal plaques have arrived and proudly displayed in our showroom. They range from 50mm diameter medals to 70mm and come in matte, gloss and antique styles. We can supply generic and customized club/school motifs, they come in 25mm or 50mm sizes and fit into the centre of the medals.

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Laser Engraved Motif

Medal motifs can be laser engraved or we can supply full colour motifs.

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We also have a wide range of medal cases and ribbons – see our trophy and awards catalogues.

If trophy breakage issues have been a problem, then medals are an excellent alternative to resin trophies for any presentation. They are great for kids as they are robust and impossible to break. They are also great for older teens who may have a crammed mantelpiece from years of school and club sport trophy overload. For adults who get a bit too festive, no drunken escapades can break these medals.

medals sydneyThe Custom Medal Process

If you are after something customized we can create custom medals and ribbons. Digitally printed ribbons are also a great custom option to go with the medals. They can replace the engraving on the medal and allow for a double sided medal. Olympic medals are a great example of this. The process with custom medals initially involves coming up with concepts and ideas. We will usually begin by showing the client examples of medal options.

When we have confirmed the size, thickness, style and colour, we will come up with some design ideas for customer feedback. Once the design has been approved we produce the medals usually within 6 weeks (we can work to deadlines with no problems). Samples can be produced for large orders.

If you require guidance on custom medals, please send us an email or give us a call. We have plenty of samples at the showroom in Brookvale on the Northern Beaches, Sydney.


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