Trophies can be in the shape of a cup or feature a figurine on top of a column with the sport or activity. Youth sports through professional level athletics offer trophies. Trophies are usually crafted out of metal, plastic, acrylic, glass, or other materials. In most cases, trophies and awards are engraved with the name of the recipient, year, and type of achievement.

The trophy is a cherished reminder of achievement and is usually displayed in a trophy case. Many schools and organizations proudly display trophies won throughout the years in glass trophy cases along with other memorabilia. Medals, Plaques and Ribbons are other forms of awards that are often presented.

Famous sports trophies presented throughout the world include:

  • The Stanley Cup: Hockey Trophy
  • Heisman Trophy: College Football Trophy
  • FIFA World Cup: Soccer Trophy
  • Vince Lombardi Trophy: Football Trophy
  • Commissioner’s Trophy: Major League Baseball Trophy
  • Larry O’Brien Championship Trophy: Basketball Trophy

Other trophies and award presented for TV and film include – Academy Awards, Grammys, Emmys, etc.

Trophies are also given virtually in video games. The Super Smash Bros. Series from Nintendo has been giving trophies since 2001. A character who has been given a trophy can be revived by having a living person touch their trophy stand.

In hunting and fishing, sometimes traditional sporting trophies are presented. But, the trophies can also be the head or other part of the hunted animal that is preserved and/or mounted.

There are many uses for trophies and new awards presentations are always being organized. People will always love winning trophies!