11 Eye-Catching Ideas for Awards and Trophies

From a golden noodle to an oversize hashtag, here are memorable trophy ideas from recent galas, food festivals, and award shows.

By Claire Hoffman April 19, 2018, 7:15 AM EDT

Photo: Joshua Blanchard/Getty Images for My Friend's Place

There’s a reason we can instantly recall the trophies associated with the Oscars, the Grammys, and the MTV Video Music Awards—the iconic statues are unique, memorable, and something recipients would be proud to display. As BizBash C.E.O. David Adler discussed in a recent column, receiving a physical statue is a symbol that you have achieved success and recognition in your field—and that's a powerful thing.

So what should these awards look like? Click through the slide show for recent examples of food festivals, award shows, nonprofit galas, and more that have handed out thoughtful, unique, or just plain clever trophies and statues.

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