Custom Awards & Event Collateral

Sumo Salad Franchisee Custom Timber Awards

Founded in 2003 in Sydney, Sumo Salad had a vision for creating fast healthy food for Australia and the rest of the world. Flash-forward to now, Sumo Salad has now grown to a international brand, serving 6 million meals each year across their stores.

Sumo Salad approached us to create their Franchisee Awards. Using solid hardwood timber to frame the shape of the award we added acrylic, laser etched details and silver name plates to create these perpetual trophies. By cutting into solid timber to expose the sumo salad logo, it has added another dimension to the award.

Have some employees who deserve an award? Contact us to see how we can help create a unique trophy for your team!

custom timber acrylic award

custom timber acrylic award

custom timber acrylic award

custom timber acrylic award


Jewel Custom Timber Plaque

With many high-rises, new buildings and renovations being completed on the Gold Coast, a much anticipated project for the regions residents and tourists include the soon to be unveiled Jewel buildings. A project being completed by the Yuhu Group, they aim to produce these towers to exemplify elegance and sophistication with superb materials, texture, character and bespoke fixtures to create the ultimate expression in luxury and style.
In August 2018 the tallest tower of the three reached a significant construction milestone and celebrated a topping out ceremony where a palm tree was lifted to the rooftop. To mark the special occasion, DBI contacted us to create a bespoke high-end plaque to remain on the rooftop that reflected the style throughout the buildings, as well as also using products that were just as luxurious as the Jewel brand.
The finished outcome was a solid timber stand with a solid timber insert with the option of hanging the piece up by a D-Ring at the back if the stand is not needed. Each piece had a black japan finish and a brass brushed acrylic with laser etching.
Have something to unveil? We are here to help, contact us today so we can have a chat!

custom timber plaque

custom timber plaque

PepsiCo Custom Globies Awards

PepsiCo is a worldwide brand with many different products under its belt, of coarse including Pepsi, Mountain Dew, Smith’s, Dorito’s and many more. As of 2012 PepsiCo was the second largest food and beverage business in the world, and continues to climb as it continues to acquire more and more products in the food and beverage industry.

As part of their upcoming ‘Globies Awards’, PepsiCo contacted us to create some custom trophies for them using our signature layered style using acrylic and timber. On the clear acrylic layers a different piece of the earth was printed on each to give it some dimension and was finished off with laser etching on the timber face plate.

If you are on the lookout for some unique awards for your event, contact us today to see how we can create something special for your company!

pepsi pepsico timber acrylic custom awards trophy

pepsi pepsico timber acrylic custom awards trophy

pepsi pepsico timber acrylic custom awards trophy

Nautique Wakesurf Championships - Custom Timber & Acrylic Awards

Taking place at the end of September is The Nautique USA Wakesurf National Championships. Held in Texas, USA, Nautique Boats and The World Wake Association (WWA) have partnered together to create a family-oriented wakesurfing event open to surfers of all ages and ability levels.

Nautique has been a long running client of ours so we were pleased to create some more custom trophies for the event with WWA in the unique style we have carried across all our Nautique jobs.

These awards feature timber etched title plates as well as an inlayed acrylic logo badge, Although the real design feature of this award is definitely the acrylic 3D wave in the base. The wave motif has been inspired directly from the wave featured in the Wakesurf logo.

Love our style and the custom products we make? We would love to have a chat with you about how we can create something unique for you and your business, contact us today!

nautique custom timber acrylic award trophy

nautique custom timber acrylic award trophy

nautique custom timber acrylic award trophy

nautique custom timber acrylic award trophy

Fossil Custom Timber Boxes

For this project we were happy to welcome back a customer, Fossil. We have previously designed some trophies for Fossil but this time we were given the task of creating some timber boxes to house Champagne and glass flutes for their Executive Leadership Team.

Keeping true to their vintage and classic design aesthetic we wanted to incorporate the raw edges of the timber instead of coving them up. The final design also kept the natural look and feel of the timber with no stain or varnish. We then finished up with laser-etched text onto the lid.

Wanting to create some custom boxes for an event or a gift? Contact us today for a quote, we would love to create something unique for you!

Greef Bass Classic Custom Awards

Greef is an Australian Motorbike and fishing apparel brand, who hosted The Hayden Grebert Memorial Copmanhurst Bass Classic in 2017. It is a weekend where fisherman from all over Australia, fish for the biggest bass on the Mighty Clarence River!

The task given was to create an award that embraced the overall style of Greef, so using solid hardwood timber we finished the award with black details, an acrylic emblem and laser etched text into the timber. The outcome was a great reflection of the event and their host, Greef, and something winners would proudly showcase.

Have an event coming up and would like some custom trophies made? Contact us today to get the ball rolling!

Custom Box for Gold Coast Turf Club

For an upcoming awards night at the Aquis Gold Coast Turf Club, the team there contacted us to create some boxes for the winners that contained a golden horseshoe. Having previously created the perpetual trophy for their Gold Coast Cup event, we were excited to work with the turf club again to create some more unique pieces.

The box features laser cut out patterned details around each side, which tie into the existing style from their trophies. This laser cut filigree reveals blue details showing from beneath the screen.

If you are wanting a unique product made for your business, contact us today we would love to have a chat about how we can make your idea become a reality!

Gold Coast Marathon Custom Awards

Hosted annually on our scenic coastal region, the Gold Coast Marathon recently wrapped up its 40th edition on June 30th and July 1st, 2018. Touted as Australia’s leading marathon, the race includes several distinct categories for participants of all ages and abilities, including the Gold Coast Marathon, Wheelchair Marathon, ASICS Half Marathon, Wheelchair 15km, Southern Cross University 10km Run, Gold Coast Airport Fun Run, and the Garmin Junior Dash.

Prize money for winners of each race ranges from $550 to $20,000 for both men and women. Guests and supporters are invited to cheer on runners from Runaway Bay to Burleigh Heads as participants race along the famously flat, scenic route alongside some of the Gold Coast’s most renowned surf beaches and broadwater areas.

Approached to create a series of custom designed awards for the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place Male category winners of the Southern Cross University 10km Run, we wanted to create a design that also encompassed the Gold Coast terrain and easygoing, sunny way of life.

Using a combination of printed acrylics and timber, we incorporated waves and sand design elements as a reminder of the natural local beauty, adding detailed layers for an eye-catching look with all the etched copy and logo elements to serve as a reminder of the race itself.

Of the 5,363 entrants and 4,732 finishers of the Southern Cross University 10km Run, we want to give special congratulations to the recipients of our 1st, 2nd and 3rd place awards, Jordan Gusman, Andy Buchanan and Adrian Potter.

For your next custom award need, be sure to contact us by phone, email or Skype and we look forward to creating a custom design based on your needs.


Metricon - Icon Collection Collateral

An Australian home design and building company operating since 1976, Metricon focuses on quality over quantity, creating homes people are thrilled to live in due to their high standards of excellence and innovation.

With locations throughout Victoria, New South Wales, South Australia and Queensland, Metricon recently created a coveted partnership with several of Australia’s most iconic homeware and design companies, dubbed the ICON Collection.

As part of the collection, homeowners are invited to spend $5,000 on a variety of homeware luxuries and comforts for their brand new Designer by Metricon home, and receive up to 10x the value – or $50,000 – at no additional cost.

Tasked with creating ICON Collection collateral for Metricon, our designers used both removable and fixed bases for the product, allowing the client to choose whether to use it as a wall hanging or free standing display item. CNC milled solid Australian hardwood timber was chosen for the base material, and printed gloss black acrylic discs were added to feature the ‘Proud Partner of the Designer ICON Collection 2018’ copy, as well as the Metricon logo.

This clean yet thoughtful design was the perfect addition to Metricon’s modern, immaculate aesthetic, and we are delighted with the outcome.

Interested in creating custom product for your business? Contact us directly to discuss your project with our recognised design team.

QLD Government Environmentalist Custom Award

While we love creating custom awards for a range of both local and national companies, individuals and organisations, it is a real honour when we are approached to design a custom award for the Queensland Government.

Presented by the Department of Environment and Science, the Queensland Government recently awarded John Hicks for his service from the years of 1979 – 2018. A dedicated environmentalist, John studied seabirds in the Great Barrier Reef – most notably the rare Red Tailed Tropic Birds – and helped protect these vulnerable species from extinction.

Wanting to incorporate his love of birds into the design, we used several printed acrylic layers to create a 3D effect of the Red Tailed Tropic Birds, backed by colourful coral shapes to pay homage to the natural, frail beauty of the Great Barrier Reef.

The timber was laser cut and etched to include the Queensland Government logo, as well as the recipient’s name and years of service, and was designed in a classic rectangle shape for easy display purposes.

We appreciate the decades of work put forth by local legend John Hicks, and hope he enjoys this award as much as we enjoyed making it! Contact us directly at [email protected] to discuss your next custom award need.

Australian Bee Congress Custom Awards

Held in late June 2018, the Australian Bee Congress was the third held in its lifetime, after initial congresses on the Gold Coast in 1972 and 1988. Established by the Australian Honey Bee Industry Council Inc. (AHBIC), the theme for this year’s congress was ‘Pollination and Beekeeping for the Future,’ focusing largely on sustainable beekeeping tactics with attendees, vendors and speakers interested in bee products and further issues concerning Australian – and foreign – pollinators.

Sponsored by CRC for Honey Bee Products, one of the main events for delegates attending the conference is The Honey Show, a competition consisting of 18 categories judged on a variety of criteria, including colours of liquid honey, beeswax, and more.

After being contacted to create a special custom award for the 1st place winner of the Cut Comb Honey Show category, classified as #13 of 17, we brainstormed ways to make the award eye-catching and memorable for both the recipient and The Honey Show organisers.

Drawing inspiration from the remarkable honeycomb shape, we created a custom laser cut honeycomb filigree to act as the focal point of the award, with the honeycomb colouring and shape used as background print for the wording as well. In addition, we used individually printed faces and CNC milled ply timber to show exposed edges, adding a bit of rugged charm to the overall appearance.

We are proud of our local beekeepers and those in the industry working hard to ensure one of the world’s most valuable and vulnerable species is able to continue its duties, and are eager to take on new challenges when it comes to your next custom award needs.

Contact us today for more information and to speak with our team about turning your ideas into reality for your next event.

Custom Award for Gold Coast Turf Club

An impressive events centre capable of hosting more than 2,500 guests, the Aquis Park Gold Coast Turf Club is primarily known as one of Australia’s busiest racecourses while also being host to a large number of public and private events, from conferences and expos to gala dinners, exhibitions, holiday parties and more.

With gorgeous panoramic views of the Gold Coast skyline and all the most popular modern amenities, the Gold Coast Turf Club is home to an annual sprint race for the Queensland Winter Racing Carnival – called the Bat Out Of Hell – and has been since 1996. A 900 metre feature sprint race with participants traveling from far and wide from across Australia, the annual Bat Out Of Hell winner receives a $90,000 prize and a Harley Davidson as a trainer’s bonus, not to mention a custom award to showcase for themselves.

This year we were tasked with creating a a custom award for this unique honour, and faced the challenge head on with our team of dedicated and creative professionals. Designed to incorporate elements of the Gold Coast and broader Australian lifestyle, we chose native Australian timber from southeast Queensland to encapsulate the award, adding a mixture of printed acrylic to bring depth to the design.

Custom designed to include the iconic skyline seen from the Gold Coast Turf Club, as well as waves and sand elements that speak to the Goldie way of life, the award is a testament to the level of precision and thoughtfulness we aim to incorporate into all of our custom award designs.

We thoroughly enjoyed making this one-of-a-kind award, and look forward to assisting you with your next custom award need on the Gold Coast or beyond. Contact us directly at [email protected] to speak with us about your ideas.

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Some of our valued clients

Coopers Brewery
Alpha flight services
Monster Energy
War Memorial
Village road show
Vittoria Coffee
Village Road Show