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Employee Teamwork Awards

Employee Teamwork Awards

Teamwork Awards

Teamwork Awards

Inspired Award Designs

Our team can help select the perfect award to express
your message of graditude.

Elegant designs
Outstanding craftmanship
High quality awards
Premium K-9 optical crystal

Inspired Award
Designs

Our team can help select the perfect award to
express your message of graditude.

Elegant designs
High quality awards
Outstanding craftmanship
Premium K-9 optical crystal

Why Choose Edco Awards ?

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Premium Quality Products
In Business for over 50 years
Highly Rated By Customers

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FREE Engraving & Shipping
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Employee Recognition Awards & Custom Trophies

EDCO Awards is a leading awards company supplying custom employee awards, trophies and plaques on the internet. We offer the most comprehensive collection of theme inspired awards produced from quality materials.  EDCO has been supplying branded crystal trophies for employee recognition for over 50 years! We have a highly experienced team that manufactures products of the highest quality utilizing materials such as glass, acrylic, wood & stone. 

Have questions?  No problem, call or chat with our experienced advisers!  We have a team standing by ready to help.  Some of the largest organizations in the world use our products to show appreciation, recognize leadership and celebrate teamwork. Enjoy free rush service, fast shipping and 5-star service!

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Why Choose Edco Awards ?

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Highly Rated By Customers

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In Business for
over 50 years

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By Customers
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Delivery

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Plaque or Trophy? We Can Help You Decide!
Plaque or Trophy? We Can Help You Decide!

It’s a good sign when you’re having a tough time narrowing down the list of employees who are up for an award – every company would love to have multiple employees who are highly motivated, hardworking problem solvers that can always be counted on – and they should be recognized, but it can be hard to figure out what kind of award is best. Do you get a plaque or a trophy? Not to worry, because as the nation’s premier supplier of recognition EDCO is here to help you figure out the best way to show staff, team, or customers that you recognize their excellence, commitment, and passion.

Employee recognition awards can largely be split into two groups: plaques and trophies. However, prior to deciding which of these options to go with, you’ll want to determine what exactly corporate awards mean to your business. You want awards to speak to the services you provide, as well as company values or a company mission, so it’s important to walk the right line when it comes to recognizing employee achievement. You don’t want these awards to lose their meaning or have their purpose lost.

Considering the many benefits of a good employee recognition program such as increased motivation and employee morale, it’s paramount to get things like this so it can be a win-win for the business and the people who make it successful. Whether you choose a plaque or trophy may seem like an insignificant decision, but it’s important and there are several things to consider.

Plaques make excellent award displays

Award Plaques vs. Trophies

So, should you get a plaque or a trophy? Each has their own pros and cons. Trophies obviously don’t take up any wall space and while they do take up desk space they can be passed around among employees. For example, an employee of the month award can be transferred from recipients on a monthly basis. This doesn’t just save space but it will save the company money as well because it’s one less thing that needs to be purchased every month. If you won’t have wall space to spare or are particular about the things that go up in the workplace, trophies are they way to go.

 There are also more unique designs and materials to pick from with trophies, giving you the ability to bestow an award that’s truly different and exclusive. With plaques the materials and designs are far more limiting while employee of the month trophies can be made out of glass, crystal, or acrylic and shaped into a wide variety of different designs. At EDCO, we have a wide selection of gorgeous crystal awards shaped into diamond, flame, stars, globes, and more alongside pristine glass awards in black, red, green, blue colors and artistic shapes.

On the other hand, award plaques take up no desk space. If your office space has limited space, or is already quite cluttered, employee recognition plaques would be the smart choice and won’t get in the way of things. However, there are some plaques that can be both freestanding and hung on a wall which give you far more versatility than a trophy. Additionally, this gives the recipient far more freedom to either use their desk or wall space as they see fit.

While the design options are a little more limiting, EDCO carries glass and acrylic plaques in addition to the typical wooden and metallic variants. There are also typically more customization options with plaques, as most have space for more than just an employee name and year to be added while not all trophies have much space for engraving.

Crystal desk trophy

Making the Decision

So, do you go with a plaque or trophy? Weighing the pros and cons of each is up to you, but regardless of your decision EDCO has a wide enough selection of each that you’ll be sure to find one that meets your preferences and budget. Shop with us today and be sure to come back to EDCO for all your employee recognition needs!

Our Top Eye-Catching Crystal Awards of 2021
Our Top Eye-Catching Crystal Awards of 2021

What are our top eye-catching crystal awards of 2021? Read on to find out and learn why crystal is far superior to glass!

When it comes to employee recognition plaques and trophies, crystal awards are among the most popular and for good reason – they’re not just stronger and more transparent than glass but they can be molded into a variety of shapes. While both start out as melted sand before becoming the firm, clear material we’re familiar with crystal contains 20-30% more lead and it’s this higher concentration of minerals that makes it clearer and far more durable than glass. The density of minerals also means a crystal award will weigh more than glass, making it seem far more significant than a glass award. Both literally and metaphorically, crystal awards will communicate how appreciative you are of your employees’ efforts. The larger number of minerals could lead one to believe that crystal awards are less visually appealing and transparent than glass, but this isn’t the case. Crystal actually is much glossier and transparent because of these minerals and they give the material qualities than mimic those of a prism, refracting light and transforming it into a wonderful rainbow. There should be no debate – crystal awards are just more sparkly and visually appealing than glass awards.

So crystal awards are clearly the best, but what awards are the best of the best? Here, we’ll briefly go over some of our top eye-catching crystal awards of 2021 so if you’re thinking of starting an employee recognition program or upgrading an existing one you know which to check out first.

Excellence Award Crystal Obelisk

This stunning excellence award is perfect for honoring the top performers in your company. The refined obelisk design is truly a masterpiece to behold and is constructed all from the highest quality optical crystal we could find. Your company logo, or whatever image you desire, can be deep etched into the award’s top imprint location and your custom message can be etched on the bottom. If you’re looking for an award with wow factor, this is the one.

Crystal Super Five Star

Crafted with a variety of detailed cuts and bevels, this gorgeous award is incredible at refracting light, making it one of the most eye-catching crystal awards we offer. The most forward facing, center diamond can be etched and there is a larger etching spot on the base. In addition to being one of the most stunning awards we offer it’s also one of the heaviest at 15 pounds.

Leadership Pyramid Award

The pyramid shape of this award makes a great for honoring big accomplishments, perfect for the person who has risen to the top. It offers etching areas at all four levels. Standing at 10 inches tall and weighing nearly 11 pounds, it’s a sight to behold!

Diamond Edge Flame Red Crystal Award

This award has a deep red crystal base and has been specially crafted to reflect light and carry a red hue all throughout the body. If you’re looking for an award with a pop of color that’ll stand out from all the other clear crystal awards out there, this is the one for you.

Azure Star Crystal Award

A perfect choice for honoring the shining star, or stars, in your office, this award features a deep blue base and crystal masterfully cut into the shape of a star for a truly one-of-a-kind design. The crystal itself is close to three inches deep in some places and at nine and a half inches tall it’ll certainly make an impression.

Crystal globe trophy

Empire Globe Award

As the name would suggest, this award has a crystal model of the Earth which has been held up by three separate pieces of crystal that stretch upward and curve out. The model of our planet itself is four inches in diameter and includes the tri-pillar design refracts light beautifully.

No matter what award you decide needs to be incorporated into your company’s employee recognition program, EDCO will ensure it’s a high-quality product that the recipient will love. Shop our selection of high-quality crystal awards and more today!

Why Employee Recognition Is Important For Overachievers
Why Employee Recognition Is Important For Overachievers
An overachiever can often have a bad reputation because they go above and beyond. That isn't something that should be turned away from but something that should be rewarded. Employee recognition for overachievers is just as import, if not more so, than the recognition given to other employees as a form of recognition and appreciation like Employee of the Month, Great Leadership awards, or even who represents your company values the most.
How Company Culture Affects Employees and Your Business
How Company Culture Affects Employees and Your Business
Company culture has a significant effect on the morale and motivation of your employees. It is important for managers to communicate expectations and lead by example. EDCO offers advice on how to improve your current company culture, as well as how to create a new culture from scratch.
How to Increase Employee Motivation & Employee Morale in the Workplace
How to Increase Employee Motivation & Employee Morale in the Workplace
What are the Benefits of High Employee Motivation and Employee Morale? Read more to learn about how to increase employee motivation and morale in the workplace for long-term benefits.
Awards Inscription Guide - Tips for Engraving, Fonts, Colors & More
Awards Inscription Guide - Tips for Engraving, Fonts, Colors & More
Many companies and organizations still make the mistake of thinking that they need to save trophy engraving for big, once-in-a-lifetime achievements like retirement or promotion to an executive position. The myth that trophy engraving is time-consuming and expensive persists, but the truth is that it’s neither.
Rewarding Team Collaboration: Why, How, and the Best Awards for Your Employees
Rewarding Team Collaboration: Why, How, and the Best Awards for Your Employees
Rewarding outstanding team players is the perfect way of promoting strong values within your company. We share the most popular collaboration awards.
100+ Employee Recognition & Appreciation Award Wording Ideas
100+ Employee Recognition & Appreciation Award Wording Ideas
Employee recognition awards are generally awards, trophies, and plaques, given to employees who have achieved a goal, performed well, exhibited a behavior that is worth awarding. They are often given out at company events, conferences, holiday parties, etc.
Teamwork Awards: Employee Recognition for Collaboration
Teamwork Awards: Employee Recognition for Collaboration
As a manager, leader, coach, or anything in between, demonstrating your ability to see and appreciate value in your team is the easiest way to earn loyalty, trust, and respect. Often, people just want to feel that the work they are doing counts for something.
The Importance/Benefits of Employee Recognition + Ideas & Tips
The Importance/Benefits of Employee Recognition + Ideas & Tips
There are many kinds of employee recognition, from on-the-spot verbal praise to employee of the month programs. But employee recognition awards for your top performers are a special category.
How to Implement an Employee Recognition Program
How to Implement an Employee Recognition Program
It’s no secret that competition for talent is increasing in many industries, from the ever-ambitious tech sector to finance and banking, and even to marketing and advertising. You want the best and brightest, and in today’s world, that doesn’t just mean high pay and health insurance.
Remote Employee Recognition Awards: How to Plan Virtual Events w/ Drop-Shipping
Remote Employee Recognition Awards: How to Plan Virtual Events w/ Drop-Shipping
It’s the year of virtual events. With trade shows, conferences and thought leadership summits being postponed or canceled across the globe, many organizations are left wondering how to provide value and stay relevant in the changing landscape.
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