Posted: 9th May 2023
Posted in: Design & Illustration, Laser Etching & Router Cutting, Custom Awards & Event Collateral
Moomba Masters is an annual competition, presented by the Victorian Water Ski Association and is held on the Yarra River, Melbourne. It is comprised of various disciplines of water-skiing activities, with competitors skiing exclusively behind Nautique boats.
We were contacted to create these custom awards for each category of the different events held over the course of the 6-day competition. Although we created a different design for the junior and adult categories, we wanted to ensure both trophies tied in together by using the same design elements and materials across both.
For the junior categories, we used a natural timber block for the body of the trophy, varying the size for the different placings. The text was laser etched on to the font and sides of the awards, with the logo printed on a piece of acrylic which was then layered on another white piece of acrylic. The acrylic was then laser cut to show first, second and third place, which created a sense of depth and draws the eye to the circle in the centre.
We wanted to elevate the awards for the adult categories, whilst still incorporating similar design elements to keep the awards cohesive. We used a combination of clear and white acrylic layers to build up the body of the award, with Australian timber selected for the front and back of the trophy. The centre of the award was left clear to give the logo a floating effect. The timber was laser cut to show the Victorian Water Ski Association logo, which was UV printed on the white acrylic layer behind. The categories were then laser etched on to the front timber, with silver finishing screws used to tie the design together.
We loved creating these unique trophies! Contact us today to get started on your next custom project.
Photos courtesy of the Moomba Masters Facebook Page.
Hand crafted design solutions for forward thinking industries