Medals are awarded or presented to winners in a competition to mark their performance or participants to mark their participation. Medals are used in almost all the famous sports competitions and championships like the Olympics, Commonwealth games etc. Medals are also very popular as awards in school competitions, college games etc. They have been in use for a very long time as awards for top performances in any competition.
In a competition, medals are usually awarded for the first, second and third position. The material of medals for each of these positions differs. Gold is awarded for the first position, silver for the second and bronze for the third position.
Medals can also be used to present to colleagues, business partners or clients to commemorate a special day in the business partnership. Or it can also be awarded to an employee for excellence in performance.
Unlike medals that are awarded in the Olympics, which are required to be made of 92.5% silver and 6 grams of gold, other medals which are awarded in school or college competitions or at business events, are only plated with gold, silver, bronze, black nickel, antique gold, antique brass, antique silver etc depending on the requirements.
The metals that are used to make these medals are usually iron, copper, brass and zinc alloy, on which the plating of gold, silver or bronze takes place. These are available in different sizes, shapes and can also be custom made as per a particular design that you have in mind. There are many already available designs that you can get on your medals, or you can also take your own design which you would like.
The advantages of getting a customised design on a medal are many:
- Stand Out
Custom made medals will always stand out from the rest of the medals that are in the market. When a customised medal is awarded, it will bear a design or name which will be exclusive to the event or competition and hence will be a much more noticeable medal, than a regular gold, silver or bronze plated medal. The person who receives the customised medal will always be able to distinguish this medal from the rest of the awards he/ she may have received.
A custom made medal will have more relevance to the receiver than a regular medal because it will bear the design or the details of the event. This will ensure that each time the receiver looks at the medal, he/ she will remember the event they received it at, who they received it from and where.
- Brand Status
A customised medal will add to the reputation of your brand and edge your brand in the memory of that event because each time a person looks at the medal, they will see your brand identity. This is a good way to establish your brand identity and brand recall with the people attending an event.
There are many things that you can get customised on your medals. You can get the event dates, the name of the event along with your brand logo and motto. If you’re looking for medals or personalised badges for schools or college event, you can get the name of the competition along with the date, name and logo of the institution.
Medals make for great awards at competitions and collectables of an event. The value of medals increases more if they are customised because then a person can remember the day he/ she received the medal and hence it adds more sentimental value. So the next time you’re planning to give away medals at an event, try and make them more valuable with some customised message, logo or design.