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Unread 02-19-2010, 12:15 PM   #1
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Hi,

I realize that competitors most enjoy prizes that come in the form of checks, but if you were to receive a physical representation of your accomplishment, what would you like?

Are you tired of trophies? Are they just cluttering up your closet? What about engraved cutting boards? How about a nice banner? Would you be interested in an engraved recipe box?

Keeping in mind that pricing is a factor, what would be fun and interesting to receive at a comp?

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Unread 02-19-2010, 12:59 PM   #2
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Trophies are nice, but we've thrown away most of ours. Bad perhaps, but we just
dont have the closet space...

Engraved cutting boards would be nicer. Banner.... I dunno. I can see where some
would like it. No thanks on the recipe box.
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I can't - and probably don't - speak for anyone else, but I have to be honest: I LOVE the trophies. The bigger the better. To me, they are the greatest physical representation of the accomplishment. I take great pride in them and shamelessly display them at every cook. I'll only do a couple of comps in a year, so for me, having a table full of trophies and ribbons means I'm hitting it almost every time. It's a peacock thing... I can't help it.
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when i won my first backyard a while back, i got engraved boos blocks!!

now thats some hardware!!!
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I don't have a problem with trophies... Though I think the coolest ones I've see were from a small contest in Wisconsin... Two years ago, Ford won a Harley and last year I won a custom golf cart...

Only problem we have is there is no space in the trailer to fit the cart for comps....
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Plaques - preferably unique ones. I think they look great hanging around the pool table and bar in the rec room. They don't take too much space and you can show them off without looking like you are showing them off. I have one decent size trophy and one smaller one and while I wouldn't trade them, I really don't know where/how to display them.
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I am at the point where...........
If it has no chance of being displayed in the Guys living room
maybe you should not do it
Gold Records for Stagecoach this year
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How sick would it be if the major comps gave out rings (like a national championship ring)? Or maybe a red n white checkered (picnic tablecloth) sports coat (ala The Masters). Then the past winners could wear them to awards the following years.

And the winners could even hang with the Bovine Pimp and look equally bbqimpish!
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All of the fake wood and plastic trophies I've gooten are shoved in the corner of the 'room over'...
The only trophies I have out for people to see are these.


Blown glass 'flames' on black granite bases, and the glass plate for the NC Governor's Award.

Plaques are nice and so are engraved cutting boards.
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All of the fake wood and plastic trophies I've gooten are shoved in the corner of the 'room over'...
The only trophies I have out for people to see are these.


Blown glass 'flames' on black granite bases, and the glass plate for the NC Governor's Award.

Plaques are nice and so are engraved cutting boards.
Oooohhh... those are neat!
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How sick would it be if the major comps gave out rings (like a national championship ring)? Or maybe a red n white checkered (picnic tablecloth) sports coat (ala The Masters). Then the past winners could wear them to awards the following years.

And the winners could even hang with the Bovine Pimp and look equally bbqimpish!
A friend of mine used to run a Croquet Tournament once a year at his house during Memorial Dy weekend. It started about twenty years ago and the prize was a green jacket, ala the Masters, as you described. Every year the winners name was embroidered on the back but the kicker was that every winner then added something unique to it, kept it for a year and then passed it on to the next winner. Needless to say, after 20 years the thing looked like something from the Sgt. Peppers album cover with epaulets, braid, ribbons, you name it - but it was certainly unique!

Did I mention that it was Indianapolis Rules One-Handed Beer Croquet?
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Did I mention that it was Indianapolis Rules One-Handed Beer Croquet?
They were just talking about that technique on the Olympics.
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those are some classy trophies. I don't mind trophies at all if they are unique like that. Something maybe made by a local artist or indicative of the community the contest is in.
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All of the fake wood and plastic trophies I've gooten are shoved in the corner of the 'room over'...
The only trophies I have out for people to see are these.


Blown glass 'flames' on black granite bases, and the glass plate for the NC Governor's Award.

Plaques are nice and so are engraved cutting boards.
Those are very nice. I could even talk the wife into letting me display something like that
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