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What are glass trophies?

Glass trophies are premium prizes made from ultra clear glass and personalized by sandblast engraving. Crystal and glass trophies are widely regarded as the gold standard in the world of recognition awards, and are often used to recognize exceptional accomplishments, important milestones, and special people. 

The sparkle and brilliance of glass has fascinated people for centuries. People love to hold and touch glass for its solid yet smooth feel. Glass is synonymous with excellence and clarity, and is also perceived as luxurious, valuable and desirable. It’s no wonder organizations love presenting glass trophies, because people love receiving them! A well made glass trophy will sparkle for a lifetime, a shining reminder of feeling recognized, appreciated, and celebrated.

Glass trophies can also elevate the stature of an event or recognition program. When people see glass trophies being presented, it adds a sense of excitement and importance to the event, which also helps to raise the prestige of both the recipient and the presenter. And when recipients see their own name engraved permanently in the glass, it immediately communicates that it is unique and thoughtfully made, which helps to elevate and amplify the message of appreciation. Many who receive glass trophies personalized with their name consider their trophies to be priceless.

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What are Customized Glass Trophies?

Custom glass trophies are one-of-a-kind trophies designed especially for an organization’s event or recognition program. Custom trophies are bespoke and made to order because they require a special shape, or marking, or material, in addition to personalization details. 

Making custom glass trophies typically involves a design process to determine the shape and specifications of the trophy, followed by a manufacturing period where glass is hand-cut to shape, polished, assembled, then engraved and personalized to create your sparkling, one of a kind custom glass trophies. The whole process can take anywhere between 4-12 weeks depending on the complexity of the design and whether trophy prototypes are required.

These are some examples of custom glass trophies that we’ve made:

80% of the glass trophies we produce are personalized glass trophies because they offer great value. By personalizing prefab trophies with great custom design and engraving, we provide an efficient, streamlined, and cost effective approach to producing awesome personalized glass trophies, every time! 

For more information on customized trophies vs personalized trophies click here.

How much do glass trophies cost?

Glass trophies cost between $60 to $250 each, with options at every price point. Cost is mostly determined by size, shape, and quality of glass. Eclipse Awards offers glass trophies at fixed, all-in prices that include design, artwork proofs, personalization and engraving. With no setup charges or hidden fees, you can order with confidence knowing the price you see is the price you will pay! 

Pro tip! Ordering “off-the-shelf” from our catalog is the fastest and most cost effective way to produce personalized glass trophies because much of the design has already been done. We simply create custom artwork for you and then sandblast engrave it to produce beautiful glass trophies, branded and personalized exactly as you wish. 

Custom glass trophies with uniquely designed shapes and sizes can be produced upon request. For fully customized glass trophies, other factors that may affect cost are: 

  • number of trophies needed

  • shape, size and color requirements

  • type of marking used for personalization (sandblast engraving or UV printing)

  • the style of presentation box, if needed

  • your budget and the lead time you have available 

As well, consider these points before ordering fully customized glass trophies:

  • Some companies may charge a design fee to design your custom award, so that is important to clarify before your project gets underway. 

  • Developing new custom trophy designs may require investing in molds and/or prototypes to ensure the final pieces will be stable and well balanced, which can add to the overall cost and timeline. 

  • Your custom glass trophies will be one of a kind, so you may want to order a few extra pieces to have on hand, in case you ever need more on short notice. 

Glass trophies can be awesome and impressive without breaking the bank, as long as you can have some flexibility in your vision. 

Ready to make your crystal trophies a reality? Browse our catalog of popular glass trophies, choose your favorites, then let’s get your project underway!

 

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Where to order glass trophies online?

In 2021, many trophy stores and showrooms are still closed, so it makes sense to order glass trophies online. Forget searching for a "trophy shop near me" because it no longer matters if you’re in New York, Los Angeles, Calgary or San Diego, online trophy shops like Eclipse Awards offer a web catalog of glass trophies, awards and plaques that can all be ordered and personalized from the comfort of your desk and delivered within 2 weeks!


*Pro-tip When ordering glass trophies online, look for a supplier that does all of their sandblast engraving in-house, which helps to ensure higher quality and faster lead times. 

For related items, see also our engraved glass awards, glass wall plaques, crystal recognition trophies, and recycled glass awards

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How to order glass trophies

When ordering glass trophies from an online supplier, consider these points as you get underway:

  1. Who are you recognizing and how many glass trophies will you be presenting?

    1. Will all trophies be the same size and style?

    2. Different levels of recognition may require different sized trophies

  2. When do you need your trophies delivered? 

    1. Different suppliers offer different lead times, so be sure to plan accordingly to keep costs low. Eclipse Awards’ lead time is 10 business days, which means if you order before 10am PST on Monday morning, your completed order will be delivered by end of day the following Friday. The more time you can provide however, the better. 

  3. What you’d like to include on your trophies. 

    1. If you have your personalization details and logo files ready, please include them when placing your order. 

    2. You can place your order without personalization details or logo files and our team will help you craft the perfect message and graphics for your trophy!

    3. For help with ideas and wordings for your glass trophies, download our free Design Guide pdf

Ordering personalized glass trophies from Eclipse Awards is as easy as gathering a few details and then selecting the trophies that you’d like to personalize. There are 3 ways that you can get your order underway:

  1. Online. Place your order at www.eclipseawards.com. Select the glass trophies you want to personalize by adding them to your cart, and letting us know when you need them by. You can upload your personalization details during the checkout process, or add them at a later time if you don’t have them ready yet

  2. Email. Send your order details to orders@eclipseawards.com. Include any details that you have ready and available, then your dedicated service representative will follow up to gather any remaining personalization details. 

  3. Phone. Call us at 888-294-7121 with your order details, and speak to real people who are here to help you. 

However you choose to place your order, the first thing you will receive an email confirmation that summarizes your order and timeline. Then we begin a design process to create the custom artwork for your trophies, which we email you as a digital artwork proof (pdf). 

Once you review your artwork proof, you can either approve it if everything looks good, or request changes. You can request unlimited design revisions at no charge, until you approve the artwork proof. We cannot start engraving your trophies until you have approved your artwork. 

Once you have approved your artwork, no further changes are possible because we start production immediately. We then sandblast engrave your glass trophies, clean them, inspect them, then pack them for safe shipping. We let you know once your order has shipped out.

Throughout the whole order process, we keep in you in the loop with a series of email order updates (like this one to the right) that let you know where we are in the whole process.

Of course you can also check in on the status of your order anytime! 
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 How to choose a glass trophy supplier

When selecting which online glass trophy company to work with, consider asking a few of these questions to help you choose a good supplier partner:

  1. How long have you been in business?
    A couple of years may mean the company is eager, yet inexperienced. 10 years or more and you know they are probably pretty great at what they do to have survived that long. 

  2. Do you produce your trophies and awards in-house?
    Some companies outsource all design and production. Those that do in-house design and production typically have better quality control.

  3. Do you have any setup charges or design charges?
    Be aware of any hidden setup fees or add on-costs.

  4. What guarantees do you provide?
    Safe and on-time delivery are important. So is quality and workmanship. 

  5. Do you provide artwork proofs with every order?
    Some companies don’t provide artwork proofs, or they may charge for them. Some may charge you to make design changes or updates.

Asking a few of these questions will help you select a great glass trophy store that will be both a good supplier and reliable partner.

10 Reasons to Choose Eclipse Awards as your glass trophies supplier. 
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When to present glass trophies?

Presenting glass trophies is appropriate whenever you want to mark a very special occasion or accomplishment. Glass trophies capture people’s attention and help create a sense that something special and important is happening. In turn, this helps to amplify the message of recognition and appreciation intended by the trophy. 

Consider presenting personalized glass trophies for any of the following occasions or programs:

  • Employee recognition awards

  • Golf tournaments

  • Top sales awards

  • Safety awards

  • Corporate product launch

  • Board gifts

  • Sports trophies

  • Teamwork awards

  • Retirement gifts

  • New stock issues

  • Real estate transactions

  • Attaining fundraising goals

  • Years of service awards

  • Volunteer awards

  • Donor recognition 

  • Exemplary leadership

Because of their versatility, glass trophies can be personalized for virtually any event, accomplishment, or occasion. If you have any custom trophy design ideas you’d like to explore, get in touch, we’re happy to help!

For more glass recognition ideas visit Glass Awards, Glass Plaques and Award Plaques
For crystal recognition inspiration visit Crystal Awards, Crystal Trophies and Crystal Plaques

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What to put on a glass trophy?

Once you’ve selected the glass trophies you’d like to personalize, it’s time to think about what to write on them. When considering what to put on a bespoke trophy, keep these tips in mind:

  1. Keep it simple. The glass trophy itself emphasizes and elevates your message of recognition, so you don’t need a lot of wording. If you have a lot to say, write it on a card or express it when presenting the trophy.

  2. Include their name. Engraving a person’s name onto their glass trophy makes it more meaningful. It shows your intention to make something special, just for them. A personalized trophy is priceless to the recipient. 

  3. Add an image or logo. Adding a graphic element to your trophy can really help balance the layout and design. Logos can help with branding your trophies, which can provide years of marketing exposure over the life of the trophy.

  4. Consider a date. Adding a date on your trophies helps to add context. Glass trophies can last for decades, so a date can be a nice reminder. 

 

There are no rules when it comes to designing glass trophies. We just want to ensure they convey your message of gratitude and appreciation. 

If you’re looking for more design ideas, phrases, or wording suggestions for your custom trophies, be sure to download our free Award Design Guide here. 

Pro Tip - you can order your glass trophies before you have the wording and personalization details finalized. Our team will help you craft the perfect message and design for your trophies!

 

Glass Trophies by Eclipse Awards - Why choose use?

Since day one, Eclipse Awards has specialized in making glass trophies, awards and plaques. Over the past 20 years we’ve created thousands and thousands of customized and personalized glass trophies that people absolutely love! Our designers know how to make glass trophies look brilliant, and our team of experienced artisans includes masterful sandcarvers who are skilled at engraving fine text and graphics into glass to bring the trophies to life. We curate a collection of timeless and popular glass trophy styles that we turn into bespoke trophies, branded for your organization and individually personalized for each recipient. We only offer glass trophy styles that are popular and proven, so you can order from us with confidence, knowing that your glass trophies will be made to the highest standards, with care and attention to detail that will make each trophy sparkle and shine!

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