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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 08-21-2012, 08:31 AM Thread Starter
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What kind of trophy would YOU like?

I have to order the trophies for our club trial, coming up in about 6 weeks. Personally I can't stand the fake wood and gold things. I would love to find a trophy that would either be attractive to display or enjoyable to own and maybe use. I found some nice wooden chargers that can be engraved, I was also thinking it would be fun to give out glass mugs with a handle that have been etched with the date/trial and award. I am trying not to spend a fortune since we have a lot of expenses in this event as is the norm.
Any suggestions of nice or interesting awards you've seen given at club level trials would be greatly appreciated. I'm trying to stay in the $30 or less per item range if that is even feasible.
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I got an engraved mug with the club's name on it and I love it! I also got a nice plaque that is really really nice.

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At Nikon's trial I got little plaques (one for High SchH1 and one for High Ob) and I kind of like those. I also have this cool thing from a WDA conformation show, it's like a tile set in a wood frame. In my house I have a tiny little den and I keep my awards on the bookshelf/entertainment center. Since dusting is my *least* favorite chore I prefer these flat awards over trophies, especially the cheap plastic ones.

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post #4 of 15 (permalink) Old 08-21-2012, 08:54 AM Thread Starter
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Here's an example of the charger, we would add a small plaque on the bottom with the trial and award info.


And a mug-



What about a cookie jar, maybe for dog treats?

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I like plaques better than trophies. I have coffee mugs as well. But the best 'awards' that I have are the ones that I am able to utilize. I like the cookie jar award that you posted.

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I know these are out of your price range, but wow are they cool!


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I think it would be really neat if people earned dumbells with small plaques on them: a small dumbell for IPO1, a medium for IPO2, and a large for IPO3. They could display them stacked like this:


I just think that would be neat.

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I loved the dumbbells, but the price was out of reach. Would be cool for regional or national trials for sure!
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I love the cookie jar. It would be a neat everyday reminder of their accomplishment. I agree with Lilie

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post #9 of 15 (permalink) Old 08-21-2012, 10:26 AM
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also agree with lilie-Rorie has also earned toys at akc events -its funny when she brings them to me -cracks me up-feel like she's sending me a message
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Oh, I love Trish's plates. For our club trial she made cheese platters, with the titles on them. Errow got the high Sch 3 and I plan to hang it on a wall.

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