At the end of any gruelling sports competition, whoever won the trophy, whether team or player, matters most, far outweighing on how good was the team play or the strategy of the player. Being rewarded a deserving trophy might be considered more like a psychological remuneration but even then to be afforded with one after a hard competition is well worth it. Any winning team or player will feel rewarded on the efforts that they have wholeheartedly invested in the game and getting hold of the trophy is an inspiration for them to aspire more to succeed and win. Even the non-winners are also affected by the rewards of what a trophy brings, such that they, too, are equally motivated to aspire better in future sports competitions.
With all the above consequences that a trophy can bring to a sports player, the awards committee must ensure that the kind of trophy that will be awarded must be of quality material and appropriately designed. In order to come out with a quality trophy, these considerations must be of most concern: weight, detail, size, material, and age of recipient. Weight and size of a trophy must be such that it is of the right heaviness to hold and big enough to show pride for all the efforts invested by the winner. Resin cast in dark gold finish is a good trophy material but the top of the line in the trophy-making industry is made of glass or crystal and, of course, this cost more than the ordinary ones. Choosing for a more pricey trophy, the glass kind, produced by hand or machine, is a more costly option and there are two varieties, the jade edged and the soda glass. With regards to crystal trophies, you have a choice of two classic ones that can be hand or machine produced and they are the 24% lead crystal and optical crystal. Another point in looking for a quality trophy is the details that are put in the design, which should be custom-fit to the kind of sports that is being held. If the competition is among kids, the trophies should be creative and fun, but with serious competitions that are of professional level, trophies should be expensive and of top-caliber design. The last point of consideration, too, is the engraving which can be performed using any of the following: manual, computerized, lathing, pillar drills, and circular saw. For a more put up engraving and fast, the computerized process is the more adaptable method compared to the manual procedure, as this takes longer to finish the task.