World Music Awards returns with a bang

By: Abigail RichardsThe World Music Awards had been on a hiatus for three years, but the global award show returned in full force May 27. Tons of celebrities descended on Monaco to take part in the ceremony, which featured several big performances as well as plenty of custom trophies.Miley Cyrus emerged as one of the night's biggest winners. She was nominated for a whopping 14 awards, but ended up taking home two of the custom awards. They were two of the most impres...
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6 operations win Dairy Sustainability Awards

By: Jonathan Bennett An old adage says "there's no use crying over spilled milk," but there are plenty of reasons to celebrate dairy operations around the U.S. Recently, the Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy awarded six American operations with crystal trophies in honor of their commitment to sustainability. Winners were chosen based on the positive economic, environmental and community impact they demonstrated, as determined by a panel of judges. ...
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FineAwards.com welcomes ” The Sandman”

On May 14th we welcomed our newest member of the production team, “The Sandman”.  We put it to work the day it arrived off the truck.  “The Sandman” is the premier etching booth and comes to us by way of Ikonics Imaging.  With the addition of “the Sandman” we will be able to streamline our production process to ensure a faster and cleaner product for our customers.  Highlights include a huge viewing window, maximum strength vacuum for clear etching, front easy load access a...
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Television Critics Awards announce nominations

By: Tucker HarringtonThe Television Critics Awards will announce the recipients of its custom trophies July 19, but until then fans of some select television shows can debate which of the nominees is worthy of the awards. The TV Critics Association just recently released the selected programs and actors up for recognition, and many big names from the entertainment industry have the chance to take home the hardware. "Breaking Bad" was the big winner last year, t...
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Big-name stars dominate the Billboard Music Awards

By: Abigail RichardsMillions of people tuned in to catch the Billboard Music Awards on the night of May 18. Audiences got a chance to check out some of the biggest names in music duke it out for the night's biggest awards, with A-list crooners like Justin Timberlake, Carrie Underwood and Lorde filling the night with entertaining speeches, powerhouse performances and plenty of custom awards. Pop and R&B stars dominate the awards Mainstays of pop music managed to b...
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FineAwards.com Green Initiative Tips

Just one person changing their habits may have little effect, but if everyone made one small change to how they treat the environment the results could be exponential. Here are some great tips you can work into your everyday life… -          Make it a habit to turn off lights when you are planning on leaving a room for more than 15 minutes -          Turn off your CPU’s when you leave for the day -          If you print a lot at work, try and buy chlorine free paper -  ...
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What is photo etching on awards?

Photo etching process Part 1. Did you know that way before photos were printed on paper they were printed on glass? This might sound a little out there but it’s true! Of course now days we use a different method and images come out very different than before but is fascinating to know a little bit of history about it. This two part post will help you understand the photoetching process and give you some insight on what it takes to make your beautiful picture into a halfto...
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FineAwards.com Health and Wellness Team Meeting

What a great way to end April!  Our team breakfast every last Wednesday of the month was a huge success.  We choose a different topic each time and this month our focus was on health and wellness which is very important to me.  Instead of our usual bagels and donuts we served yogurt, fruit and granola which was a surprising hit. We recently opened the FineAwards.com Fitness Center featuring a treadmill, bike, weights and bands.  We are adding more weights, a pull up statio...
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