November 22, 2019
— The trophy is a tangible and durable reminder of any specific achievement and it serves as a recognition or evidence of being exclusive meritorious in certain things. These are awarded especially for the sport and to the professional level athletics. Sports medals are also given with the trophies to the achievers.
Originally, the word is derived from a Greek word Tropaion that referred to arms, standards and other similar types of properties. These war trophies used to commemorate the military victories of an army or individual combatants. There are contemporary trophies as well that depict an aspect of a sports events like basketball tournaments. In this case, trophy takes the shape of a basketball or its player.
There was a time when trophies used to be shaped like two-handled cups, mugs or bowls which are usually engraved. Also, trophies the UK or elsewhere sometimes take the shape of animals, people and other things while displaying the words or images. Traditionally, they were made up of metal figures, wood columns or wood bases. In recent years, they have been made of wood columns or metal figures or wood bases. In the recent past, plastic and marble bases are also being used. This is done to retain the weight traditionally as it is the manifestation of quality award and recognition. These days, trophies use resin depictions.
One of the most distinguished trophies is “The Academy Oscar trophy with a stylized human. Other remarkable trophies are space ship for Hugo Award given for exclusive Science Fiction work and the Wimbledon awards given for singles Champions is a huge loving cup for the males and a remarkably large plate of silver for women.
Hunting trophies are also there used by the hunters to flaunt their achievements. These trophies can be lion’s or tiger’s head mounted on the wall. Some hunters get the whole animal stuffed and keep it for show in their rooms.
There are perpetual trophies that winner keeps till the next even and then the winner has to compete again for keeping that trophy. Claret Jug is a noticeable Golf Trophy awarded as an open championship prize.
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