“Err…thanks?” is the only thing you’d have to say if you were awarded one of these 9 weirdest trophies. If you’re here to create custom made medals to celebrate successes, these very peculiar trophies should give you some weird inspiration and some pointers probably about what not to make…
1. The Acapulco Open tennis trophy
Here’s Raphael Nadal eating a giant silver pear embedded with a golden tennis ball. The Acapulco Open trophy is a surreal object. What says world class tennis quite like a humongous pear?
2. Chevron World Challenge trophy
This is going to look just lovely on any mantelpiece. The Chevron World Challenge trophy walks that delightful line between totally nonsensical and overwhelmingly kitsch.
3. Boeing Classic Orb
We absolutely love this enigmatic orb, awarded to the winner of the Boeing Classic. Not only does it speak volumes about the competition, you’ll also be able to see what the future has in store for your sporting career.
4. Paris-Roubaix Cobblestone
Designed to represent the torturous cobbled section of this historic cycling competition, the Paris-Roubaix trophy is, well…it’s just a big stone.
5. Dubai Duty Free Tennis ATP Championship Trophy
You’d have to literally sail to victory to really get this trophy awarded in notoriously extravagant Dubai. You’re also going to need a much bigger trophy case to accommodate this massive silver ship.
6. NASCAR Bass Pro Shops
If you believe that bigger is better, the great big bear awarded for winning NASCAR’s Bass Pro Shops competition is going to be right up your street. Grr.
7. MTV Millennial Awards
Weird trophies aren’t restricted to the world of sport. Take a look at these strange, rubbery, fuscia coloured cats that were handed out at MTV’s Millennial Awards in Mexico City.
8. West Indian One Day Series Trophy
Is it a DNA helix? Is it a lumpy hourglass? It’s impossible to tell, but we’re sure that whoever wins this very attractive cricketing trophy will keep it in pride of place.
9. The Castello Masters trophy
What’s not to love about the Castello Masters trophy? Seemingly totally irrelevant? Check. Utterly and heinously ugly? Check. This is the perfect award to make a winner feel really special.
Do you have a special custom made medal or award in mind to help you celebrate your winners? We’d love to hear about your big ideas especially if they’re a little out of the box! Share your plans with our readers below or email us some pics of your weird trophies at firstname.lastname@example.org