How To Use and Order Custom Medals

October 16, 2023

Imagine receiving a plain medal without any text, custom design, or details. It would probably feel like it was some kind of afterthought. Now, consider receiving an award that is highly-customized for you and your achievement with quality enamel, raised details, and unique shape. The chances are you would feel honored and appreciated. So how can you use custom award medals for your event or organization?

Custom award and finisher medals can showcase personalization and one-of-a-kind attributes, fitting your special occasion and created with you, your stakeholders, teammates, athletes, or other awardees in mind.

When you need a simple approach to creating custom award medals and are considering various ways to use them, we make ordering custom awards and finisher medals fast and easy to order.

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Ways to Use Customized Medals

Custom award medals are the perfect way to honor a wide range of individuals. Here are some of the most popular reasons for creating these special items. Special Olympics award medals for summer and winter games, as well as local and regional tournaments. Junior Olympics award medals for individual and team achievements on the local, regional, and national level and athletic tournament incentives. From wrestling to amateur and professional boxing to basketball, award medals that can be customized for every sport and every tournament imaginable. Sports leaders and team captains can create medals for sports invitationals and conferences with individual and team competitions such as track, baseball, volleyball, and more.

The following are options for award medals for schools, corporate or small business and fundraising:

• Spelling bees for awarding the top placing contestants

• Student council awards and student recognition achievements

• Band, orchestra, and choir regional, state, and national contests.

• Debate and speech local, regional, and state tournaments and competitions

Corporate/small business:

•  Sales awards and retreats for end-of-year performance and other sales achievements


• Non-profit membership accolades including years of service awards and volunteer hours recognition

• Marathons and fun runs or walks awarding not only medals for winners but for all participants.

• Other fundraising competitions

Whatever your need is for a custom award medal, working with PinProsPlus and our quality designs, service and manufacturing will help you with finalizing your custom award medals order.

How to Create Custom Finisher or Award Medals

If you’ve ever created custom award medals for your event, company team, athletic group, organization members, or honorary leaders, then you know you need an easy-to-follow process that allows you to customize the medals as you need them. Here’s what to consider when ordering custom awards and finisher medals.

Select your preferred size, typically 1 inch to 5 inches is best. Remember that pricing is based on size and quantity. Determine whether you want a one-sided or two-sided medal. The majority of medals are one-sided. How many medals do you need? Consider how many you will need for your event or group. Can the medals be used for multiple or future events?

Select a style

We offer many different styles and finishes for your medal designs. With the help of our designers we can make you design or vision pop and come to life. By choosing the right style and finish you can be assured a perfect medal from our team.

• Soft enamel will show all the details and the valleys of your medal

Hard enamel will feature a flat, smooth surface with a classic “gleam”

• Die struck is the traditional metal type that appears like a raised coin

• Die cast will give your design the option of a unique custom cutout shape and design.

Choose your material color and finish, including shiny gold, shiny silver, antique gold, and others. You can view our finish options on our website at Select the number of additional colors you want your medals to feature on your design. Beware that too many colors can be costly and may not be producible due to manufacturing limitations.

Don’t forget about a neck ribbon for your medals. Choose your ribbon width from .75 to 1.5 inches or anything in between. You can also add a custom design or text to the neck ribbon color of your choice. Determine your best ribbon length and loop type — either round or wide. The average neck ribbon length is about 30 inches.

To make your award or finisher medal presentation even more memorable we offer special packaging such as poly plastic bags, velvet bags, velvet boxes or clear plastic boxes

It’s that easy! Now that you know how to create custom medals, you can consider some of the ways you can use custom medals.

Finalizing Your Custom Medals Order

When you need a way to reward team captains, champions, debate and tournament leaders, or anyone who has achieved something great, we offer custom medals that will surely please everyone. We are sure your award or finisher medals will exude pride and will make you and your employees, team members, and winners’ shine.

Finalizing and receiving your order will be like finishing first place in a major race, as you’ll enable yourself to present medals that your recipients will appreciate and wear with distinct honor and pride.

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