The Shopping Awards recognizes outstanding e-commerce talent in The Netherlands!

On March 9th and March 23rd, the annual Shopping awards took place. The wait is finally over, and we now know the best web shops and omnichannel retailers of 2017 in The Netherlands! Continue reading “The Shopping Awards recognizes outstanding e-commerce talent in The Netherlands!”

Noelanders Trophy 2017: The battle of the Bonsais.

Last weekend The Noelanders Trophy 2017 took place in Genk, Belgium. This is a 3-day event that is all about the Ancient Japanese tradition of growing and cultivating bonsais.
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The Japanese tradition dates back over a thousand years. The cultivation of Bonsais can be extremely difficult, and this competition awards those who have the best know-how to grow the most beautiful and unique-looking Bonsais.

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The event was hold in the Limburghal in Genk with a staggering 4000M² competition floor and a 4000M² vender and professionals area. Live demo’s were held in the Auditorium that can welcome up to 650 guests.

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All the activities were organized by the Bonsai Association Belgium for the 18th year in a row, and features a magnificent bonsai exhibition with the support of all their international bonsai friends.

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The mission of the association is to raise the class and knowledge of the bonsai in Belgium and beyond the borders of our country. Under the mastery of Marc Noelanders, the event offers a network of contacts and knowledge at an international level.

3D trophy factory had the exclusive honor to design and produce these beautiful and natured inspired trophies.

With over 100 Bonsai trees on display, selecting the winners was a tough job for the judges. Go to this website to see the winning trees of the Noelanders Trophy 2016.

We’ve made 22 trophies for the first ever Dutch Search awards!

 

The Dutch Search awards is the first edition in The Netherlands, where excellence and efforts in Dutch search marketing are put in the spotlight. This award show is thé opportunity for search agencies and professionals to show their best cases and solutions to a professional jury.

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During the evening gala last night in Amsterdam, the 22 trophies were awarded within 4 different categories. Winners included prominent dutch agencies such as Blue Mango, Wehkamp en IProspect. Congratulations to all agencies that could take one of our designs back home!

Bigger, biggest, best. Our design for the Viacom Velocity Awards

We’ve designed one of our biggest awards to date:  The Viacom Velocity Award. Viacom Velocity is a full-service marketing and creative content team within the Viacom Marketing and Video Partner Solutions group. You might have heard about Viacom, the world’s sixth largest broadcasting and cable company that hold television networks such as MTV, Comedy central, Nickelodeon and many more.

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The Viacom Velocity Awards hosts its own internal awards show, showcasing their work into several categories and a grand prix winner. The award itself is a combination of two different materials and techniques. The foot is carved out of solid oak and personalized with laser-cutting technology. The top part is fully 3D printed and finished in the Viacom house style colour. This is the biggest award we have designed to date and the team is very proud of this one. Congratulations to the winners that could take these beasts back home!

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Revenge of the nerds: The 5 biggest prizes in gaming tournaments

The gaming industry has definitely gone trough some major changes over the last few years, with competitive gaming reaching new heights of popularity.  After we made the insane looking award for King of the Kill a few weeks ago, we started to get curious.. It seems that competitive gaming has been taken out of the player’s living room and placed into the world’s biggest venues. Thousands of spectators are watching these games live, and we’re not even mentioning the ones that view these tournaments on live streams.
thumb_img_1294_1024Competitive gaming or e-sports are a million dollar industry with an extremely loyal community of gaming enthusiasts and fans. More than 20 years after the first video game tournaments, the top eSports events draw audiences that would make traditional sports events jealous. Companies like Coca cola, Nissan and Red bull are just some of the high-level sponsors that are part of this insane marketing machine. This results in prize money that trumps tournaments such as Tour de France or the Super bowl. If you want your kid to become the next top-earning athlete, then you might want to reconsider buying a PS4 of a PC instead of those of expensive private tennis lessons.

screen-shot-2016-10-25-at-10-23-50-amWith numerous tournaments taking place every year there is big money to be earned in professional gaming. How to be a millionaire in a few years? 1. Say farewell to your social life 2. Learn how to play one of these games :

1. Dota 2

Dota 2 is a multiplayer online battle arena game (or MOBA) developed by Valve. Like most other MOBAs, Dota 2 is free. The predecessor to Dota 2 is DotA, or Defense of the Ancients and it started out as a custom-built level from Warcraft III, developed by Blizzard entertainment. The biggest compitition for DOTA players is The International, one of the biggest tournaments in the gaming industry.

Fun fact: the prize pool for this tournament is completely sponsored by crowdfunding!

  • Overal Prize pool : $87,350,589.90
  • Players competing : 1651 Players
  • Number of Tournaments : 639

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2. League of legends 

League of legends is an all-time classic MOBA and completely free. The game is all about objective defense — a glorified capture the flag, if you will. League of legends is a direct competitor to Dota 2.

Fun fact: In 2014, for the first time, the streamed game’s broadcast attracted more viewers than the NBA Finals

  • Overal Prize pool : $30,923,548.39
  • Players competing : 4258 Players
  • Number of tournaments : 1754

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3.Counter-Strike: Global Offensive

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive is a first-person shooter that was released in August 2012. The game is part of the Counter-Strike series and one of the most-played shooters worldwide.

Fun Fact: Like Dota 2, The game is also developed by Valve.

  • Overal Prize pool : $21,600,192.54
  • Players competing : 5958
  • Number of tournaments : 1878

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4. Starcraft II

Starcraft II is a real-time strategy computer game created by Blizzard Entertainment. Starcraft II is a sequel to (you guessed it) the already very popular Starcraft.

Fun fact: the game was sold 1,5 million times in the first 48 hours.

  • Overal Prize pool : $20,516,707.76
  • Players competing : 1584
  • Number of tournaments: 3904

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5. Counter-strike 

Counter-Strike is a first-person shooter game released by Valve, in which players join either the terrorist team, the counter-terrorist team, or become spectators.

Fun fact : Recently, Counter strike was the victim of a huge gambling scandal 

  • Overal Prize pool : $10,765,812.78
  • Players Competing : 2587
  • Number of Tournaments:  572

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The winners of these gaming tournaments are awarded with the craziest looking trophies. The bigger the better definitely implies here, and the designs are unique and often reference to the story of that game.

Storytelling trough awards and flawless designs is something that we know all to well here at 3D trophy factory. Take a look at our look book and don’t forget to keep an eye on our website for future projects!

Source : http://www.esportsearnings.com/games

For the 4th consecutive year, IAB Mixx awards is counting on 3D Trophy factory!

Last night, the 9th edition of the IAB Mixx awards were held in Tour & Taxis in Brussels.

The “ Marketing and Interactive Excellence Awards “ rewards the best digital campaigns of the year. This means that every aspect of the campaign is important depending on the category: strategy, creativity, results, innovation engagement, etc…img_5841-1

Only the best digital campaigns receive a recognition. Awards can be won in 8 different categories and are be judged by 4 different expert juries.

Several contestants were lucky enough to take home an award last night, but the biggest winner was definitely DDB brussels, who received the prestigious title “Agency of the Year”.

In total the jury evaluated 104 cases and more than 500 specialists from the media and marketing industry were present at the ceremony. For the 4th year in a row, 3D Trophy Factory was able to create and make the awards for this prestigious ceremony.  Well done to all winners, and see you next year ;)! 35326b5b88cc56e8acc5

Catawiki won this year’s Deloitte Technology Fast 50 (3D printed!) award.

Last night, the Deloitte Technology Fast 50 ceremony took place in Amsterdam. The winner of this year’s edition was the Dutch company Catawiki that won 1st price for the second year in a row! With an amazing 3600% growth, the Dutch company is Europe’s fastest growing online auction house. The 2nd place was taken by hardware company Zens, while New York Media Group was awarded with 3rd place. Congratulations to all winners! deloite-1

The Deloitte Fast 50 is one of the foremost technology award programs, celebrating innovation and entrepreneurship. It is a ranking of The Netherland’s 50 fastest growing technology companies, driven by leading intellectual property and based on revenue growth over the last four years.

The program encourages and promotes entrepreneurial, fast-growing technology companies by celebrating their achievements, giving them access to Fast 50’s unique network of highly successful entrepreneurs, and opening doors to new opportunities, collaborations and partnerships.

For the 3rd year in a row, 3D Trophy factory is very proud to have been able to collaborate with Deloitte Netherlands for this prestigious award show. The design of the award is inspired by the Deloitte fast 50 branding and had a beautiful multicolor finishing.

3D Trophy Factory teams up with EY Netherlands for prestigious business award

Last night, Ernst&Young Netherlands handed out the first EY Family Business Legacy Award. This award recognizes the qualities of the exceptional entrepreneurial families in the Netherlands. ey-1

The recognition is part of The EY Entrepreneur Of The Year (EOY) program that is considered one of the world’s most prestigious business awards. The program is held in more than 140 cities, across 60 countries worldwide, covering 94% of the global economy.

The stylish 3D printed award was modeled in black and yellow after the famous EY colors. Congratulations to supermarket chain Jumbo that had the honour to take this beautiful award home!

Gaming tournament King of the Kill hands outs our scary 3D trophies

And the award for scariest trophy goes to..

In collobaration with daybreak games, 3D trophy factory has made it’s scariest, coolest looking trophy to date : The King of the Kill trophy.

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Inspiration for this cool trophy is the video game “King of the Kill” : a highly competitive,  fast-paced, fight-to-the-death shooter. On October 2nd , the award was handed out during the H1Z1 invitational. The H1Z1 invitational is a frenzied kill-or-be-killed spectacle, in which every player has one goal in mind: be the last one standing. thumb_img_1294_1024

The winners of the competition were able to take home these awesome trophies. We do advise the lucky winners to showcase the trophy in a non-scary, happy place and keep away from small children. Congratulations to all winners!

Design Inspiration – Scandinavian Design

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In our series on on what inspires us, we take a look at Scandinavian design.

A minimalist, contemporary and elegant style that keeps clean lines but plays around with different textures and materials to give the design more depth and interest.

Scandinavian design is characterized by the use of cool and light colors, the implementation of geometric patterns and the combination of natural materials with new high-tech resources.

The geometric theme is not only very popular in interior design but also jewelers get inspired by this style. Traditional materials such as wood and precious metals are used to create modern and sleek designs. Triangles, oak and light pastel colors make for a contemporary and elegant look.jewelry

We love this style so much because it allows us to play around with the latest techniques and materials such as 3D printing which allows us to create intricate geometric designs. In combination with more traditional materials like wood our awards and trophies get a warm look and feel!scandinavian_inspirationThe Scandinavian design was the primary inspiration for our most popular award design, the 3D text totem. The 3D printed text and oak foot form an harmonious award that can be fully customized to refer to the winner who will receive it.deloitte-3d-text-totemIf you like our text totems and you are looking for a unique award, you can create these text totems yourself in our webshop. Please click here… think_big

As you can see there are many possiblities within this design style and we hope you got inspired as well.

Do you have an important event coming? Do you need a unique design for your award or trophy? Please contact our designers and they’ll get sketching!