Our Custom Awards & Personalization Process


Custom awards are generally for customers looking to create truly personalized awards such as trophies, plaques, medals and others when they want to honor a fellow team member, client, employee or business partner for their outstanding efforts and achievements.

Dell Awards has been offering unique awards and various other items of recognition since opening the doors in 1960.

These types of awards are specially tailored to suit our customers’ unique design needs, branding and messaging requirements and what we can create is virtually limitless, from the types of materials used to our engraving methods.

Process for Creating Custom Awards

A custom award is one that is not a stock design chosen off the shelf and then personalized. It is true that as awards specialists, we can create truly unique awards through the personalization process however sometimes you might looking for something designed from the ground up.

These awards can be made from almost any material including acrylic, glass, wood, metal, plastic, leather, and others. If it can be imagined, it can be made. Keep in mind that most of these personalized awards are going to need more time and often cost more to create. Lead times are longer, proofs or samples may be needed and fabrication time accounted for.

Statuette Personalized Awards

Dell Awards can help you create a truly unique award. The more information you can give us, the better we can envision what you have in mind!

Whenever possible, you can sketch out your ideas and offer your preferences regarding materials, artwork, and wording. Budget and time are often very critical in the creation of personalized awards. Give yourself plenty of time for the process and share your budget with us so we can focus on your requirements.

Custom awards are often made in larger quantities to minimize the costs. Perhaps your organization is looking for a unique award that is given only by them. These proprietary awards are your property and cannot be used by others. Prime examples are highly recognized and prized awards such as The Oscars, Grammy, Stanley Cup, and Heisman Trophy.

Custom Awards Examples

Over the years we have created a number of personalized pieces for clients all over the world and it only took one simple idea to create something unique, beautiful, and worth displaying—and sometimes these ideas are the creation of our clients!

To give you an overview of what can be done, let me show you a few examples of what those simple ideas ended up becoming for some of our customers!

Wooden barrel or keg created as a retirement gift:

Custom Unique Barrel Award

A custom “Lord of the Rings” cribbage set:

Lord of the Rings Cribbage Set

…or this custom acrylic domino!

We love and enjoy what we do and we take pride in the craftsmanship and dedication we put into each and every single piece we work on.

Questions about our award products and what we can do for you and your organization? Feel free to make a comment below or send us a message to [email protected] or give us a call at 1-877-335-5495 and we will be happy to assist you.

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About Dell Awards

At Dell Awards, quality products and friendly, reliable service have always been our hallmark. Our specialty is creating high quality custom awards and recognition products by blending cutting edge technology with years of experience.