We have a lot of die-hard hockey fans at K2 Awards who have been mercilessly taunting each other since the NHL playoffs began. We didn’t think there could be fans more excited about the Stanley Cup than the employees here but, boy, were we wrong.
While most people won’t get to drink out of the real Stanley Cup (which holds 24 beers, by the way), many people have decided that if they can’t get to enjoy the real thing, they’d make their own edible versions.
One Redditor to honor future hockey moms in a unique way.
While some people just like to look like this:
A special someone has made a tutorial to make you own miniature Stanley Cup.
And then Lego made this:
All in all, while the Stanley Cup itself may be out of the public’s hands, the public is good at finding creative and sometimes very interesting ways to hold their very own Stanley Cup.
Winning the award is just the beginning. While many of our little league trophies adorn bookshelves and collect dust in basement boxes, celebrities, athletes, and even some regular folks find creative and beautiful ways to display their awards. Whether it’s an elaborate shrine or a simple display, we love looking at awards displayed in a special place.
From Left to Right:: Hillary Swank and Chad Lowe’s awards on display in their cozy living room, Tina Turner’s Grammys on display in her in home theater, and John Wayne’s wall of awards
And then we have the ultimate music trophy room, courtesy of The King himself: Elvis. I’m pretty sure there’s nothing that can compete with Elvis’ wall of gold and platinum albums.
This trophy room is on display in Graceland.
While celebrities have some awesome awards showcases, athletes and teams are no strangers to showing off their awards as well.
From left to right: Old Trafford Trophy Room for Manchester United Football (Soccer) team, Trophy room for horse breeder Rita Crundwell, and UCLA’s NCAA tournament awards room.
How do you display your awards? Tweet us @K2_Awards and let us know!
If you’ve been to our website, you’ve probably noticed our uncensored testimonials. Yes we read them. Sometimes we get really great reviews, sometimes we find things we need to work on, and sometimes we get a good chuckle. Here are our “best ofs” of our testimonials.
For the all the left-brainers out there, this type of review may make the most sense. If you add up all the stuff we do right, it equates to a very satisfying customer experience, which is totally what we’re going for here.
A Vocabulary Lesson:
Sometimes we find reviews for people who may or may not be practicing their SAT vocabulary words and we’re totally cool with that. Good on you for being a human dictionary. Webster would be proud.
The Creative Response:
And then there are some responses that really should be put up on a plaque and framed. This is one of them. To the person who wrote this review for us, thank you. We love being considered the Ferrari of the trophy industry. While we may not be able to go back in time, we know we can rock white blazers and Ray Bans while fighting crime and making your trophies all at the same time.
We love getting all kinds of feedback. You can leave us your most creative reviews on our Yelp page or our Google Plus Local page. Make us laugh or make us cry; we can handle it.
Basically, we all like to win but everyone handles winning in their own crazy way. Here are the ten best ways to react to winning your major award.
10. Being Overly Thankful… Kind Of…
All actors want to thank their mothers and the Academy for their awards. Some people get a little carried away and just keep on thanking even when the music’s playing and the audience is groaning.
And some people like Robert Downey Jr. like to thank the people that believed in them most.
9. They Try to Eat It?
I know those award shows can be long and if your tiny sequined clutch bag is too small to hold a protein bar, the temptation to try to eat your award will be there and unfortunately, several celebrities have tried this tactic.
And then some people are sad they can’t eat it…
8. Being Overly Affectionate
When some people win awards, they can get a little overly affectionate. I guess they just really love to win. Well… this is a little uncomfortable.
7. Seeming Mildly Ungrateful
I know… I know… It isn’t a gold medal.
This photo of Mckayla Maroney at the 2012 London Olympics sparked a thousand memes and became one of the best known image from those games. I’m not sure if Mckayla is impressed by that or not but I certainly am.
6. Being Just A Bit Self-Deprecating
Celebrities are humans just like us and they all have some insecurities. A little self-deprecating can make their acceptance speech a little less egotistical.
5. A Little Too Scripted
All right, I probably could’ve guessed that Taylor Lautner was going to win “Best Shirtless Scene at the 2013 MTV Movie Awards but his acceptance was a little too scripted and cringe-worthy.
4. Overly Emotional
Get it together, guys… I mean, come on!
All right, maybe I’m being a little too harsh. These people put a lot of effort into their roles and they deserved it. It’s still kind of hard to watch though.
3. Slightly Confused
Sometimes people just aren’t really prepared for their award.
I’m not entirely sure why Meryl Streep is so confused by her Screen Actor’s Guild Award. I think she’s trying to think of where to put it in her house because her awards cabinet is full. Yeah… that’s probably it.
2. A Little Too Cocky
Some people really like winning awards because it makes them feel all warm and fuzzy inside. Then they like to remind us that they won the awards because they’re great. Really, really great.
I guess I can’t really blame people for being a little cocky. If I was accepting an award on live TV where millions of people were watching, I’d be pretty Beibered too.
1. The Jennifer Lawrence
All right, all right. Everyone felt bad for the girl when she fell right before accepting her Oscar for Best Actress in Silver Linings Playbook but if anyone can handle an embarrassing moment like that, it’s Jennifer Lawrence.
Glad to see some people can hold it together and make jokes even when the worst occurs.
At K2 Trophies and Awards, we’re really into reusing and recycling. We try to be as green as possible day-to-day by reusing as much packaging as possible and recycling what we can’t reuse. We recycle everything from aluminum cans to our packing peanuts and are constantly looking for more ways to reduce our impact on our planet.
In honor of Earth Day, we’re dedicating a blog post to the time when the trophies you earned may start piling up because, let’s be real, you’re a winner, and one day you’ll wonder what you’re supposed to do with them.
Instead of sending your well-earned awards to a smushy, garbage-filled grave in a landfill, save them and turn them into some new so you’ll always have a reminder of your accomplishments.
One of our favorite ways we’ve seen trophies re-purposed is by turning them into candle holders. Whether you’re turning a small cup trophy into a homemade candle or turning the toppers upside down to hold your candlesticks, these pieces will make great conversation pieces for your dining room table.
For an advanced crafter, JustSomethingIMade.com made these great cupcake holders for Sift Cupcake and Dessert Bar’s Cotati location. These have also been circling Pinterest boards and it’s clear why: these cupcake displays are pretty, unique, and definitely one of a kind.
Another creative reuse of trophies is inspired by Gadgetsponge whose creative upcycling has been circulating Pinterest for a while. His trophy birdhouse is no longer available but would make a fantastic DIY project for a more advanced DIYer and would make a shiny addition to any backyard.
For the less skilled crafter out there, a simple an cheap way to spruce up a set of old trophies is to spray them to match your room décor. You can even spray paint them a bright, contrasting color to add a pop of color to a room. We like the way OrangeDoor Cottage on Etsy turned her old trophies into bookends.
No matter how you choose to recycle and reuse your awards, keep in mind that it’s one less item in the landfill and have a great Earth Day from K2 Trophies and Awards.
Prom. It’s the most important night of your life according to Hollywood and the entire goal of prom is to win that coveted plastic crown. Since it’s that magical time of year again where limos line the streets and satin dresses line the Junior’s department, K2 has lined up the 10 best Hollywood Prom Kings and Queens.
Here’s our top ten Prom King and Queen winners:
10. “Born To Hand-Jive” – Grease
“That dirty cheater!” are the first words that pop into my head every time Cha-Cha decides to give Sandy the boot at Ridel High’s prom, taking her spot as dance competition champion and getting to slow dance with the pink-sock wearing bad-boy Danny Zucko.
9. “I don’t care about being your stupid prom queen. I’m 25 years old.” – Never Been Kissed
A lot of people wish they could have a second chance at high and in Never Been Kissed Drew Barrymore (renowned chick flick star) gets to do just this. But not only does she get to drop the “Josie Grossie” title she’d gained her first time through high school, she gets to date the hot teacher, dress up as Shakespearean character, and watch her brother run around in his underwear during her prom. Not to mention the awesome emotional monologue and *spoiler alert* mandatory happy ending after being awarded the coveted prom queen title.
8. “I Thought This Was A Party! Let’s Dance!” – Footloose
You can’t talk about prom without talking about the movie that wasn’t supposed to have one… Footloose. While there is no official prom king, we all know the title goes to Kevin Bacon whose big city rebellion leads to the best prom ever. Filled with glitter and a fabulous dance off even though no one in the town is supposed to know how to dance, Footloose is as classic as a prom movie can get.
7. “A Piece For You” – Mean Girls
Popular with teen girls everywhere, we were all rooting for Cady Heron to win the award because Regina George was far too evil to deserve the title of Spring Queen (even if she did still look like a “rock star” even though she got hit by a bus.) To us, this scene is so fetch.
6. “It’s a stupid dance with stupid people I see every stupid day!” Buffy The Vampire Slayer
All right, we’ll admit it. Prom kind of sucks. But nothing could be worse than a couple of blood suckers showing up to your prom (and we’re not talking about you, Regina George). Try having to slay a few undead beings on the most important night of high school. It’s not easy but it makes for great movie material and an even better spin-off TV show.
5. “Am I A Bet?” – She’s All That
All right, I’m a sucker for a good dance sequence and this movie has a great one. With Usher leading the way, the whole school has a perfectly choreographed dance routine. This wasn’t planned at all, kind of like Freddie Prinze Jr.’s character falling in love with Laney. Definitely. Not. Planned.
4. “Who would go to that antiquated mating-ritual?” – 10 Things I Hate About You
Brought to you by curly hair and weird two piece prom dresses, 10 Things I Hate About You is Shakespeare with prom, and trust me, Shakespeare is much more interesting with a prom. This prom has just about everything a real prom should have: Heath Ledger, bad curly up-dos, and drama.
3. “They’re All Going To Laugh At You” – Carrie
No matter how good-looking John Travolta was, it didn’t make up for him dousing Carrie in blood in this iconic prom scene. Of course, Carrie gets her revenge by locking her evil classmates into the gym and letting them burn alive. Stephen King, you win again.
2. “I Crashed My Van Into Jesus” – Saved!
Just before being crowned prom queen at their conservative Christian high school, Hilary Faye (played by Mandy Moore) is exposed for spray painting profanities the school and framing the infamous Cassandra and pregnant girl Mary, who were both kicked out of school for the incident. This memorable moment ends with Hilary Faye’s reputation crashing and burning… right into a giant Jesus sign right in front of the school while Mary goes into labor. And I thought my prom was memorable.
1. “I Killed The Teen Dream!” – Jawbreaker
While it may seem bad to expose the prom queen as a vandal, Saved! has nothing on Jawbreaker, where the crowned prom queen is exposed for killing the most popular girl in school by making her aspirate on (surprise) a jawbreaker and taking her crown. This goes in the most memorable prom queens mostly because of the crazed look on Rose McGowan’s face.
It’s the first week in our new building at K2 Trophies and Awards and you can tell. Everyone’s excited to be in a bigger building and everyone’s a little more exhausted than usual. We’re covered in bruises, the warehouse is still getting used to the extra space, the managers are running around manically, and everyone’s a little twitchy from the coffee.
In other words, just a normal day in the office for K2 Awards. Sort of.
Reluctantly, we all stayed late on Thursday, came in early on Friday, and spent the rest of our weekend hauling boxes and trying to figure out how to set up our new partitions and how to connect to the internet (both of which were challenging). We cleaned the break room, built shelves, and stacked boxes. We vacuumed, complained, and tried out the new coffee pot as soon as it arrived. (It worked and it’s on right now, actually!)
The most exciting part of our weekend was probably setting a Shop Vac on fire while cleaning up the place a little. Don’t worry, it was only a small fire.
Unfortunately, no one was allowed to drive our new forklift in the warehouse but we did get an opportunity to drive our cars into the warehouse for a little excitement. Despite our best efforts though, we were not allowed to turn a portion of the building into a roller rink either. We are pushing for an air hockey table. (We can dream too, okay?)
We settled for a new coffee pot and a car full of pizza. Then we all took a well needed break to do what we do best: eat. Our sales manager even gave us free fruit punch for a classic red drink sugar rush that none of us had experienced since elementary school.
All in all, we survived. We are limping and cut and bruised. Our hands are cracked from cleaning products but it was worth it. We have a big new building with so much room for activities. We have a huge warehouse to offer even more trophies and new machines for our screen printing division to print even more t-shirts. We have a new Shop Vac and even a new computer. But most of all, we have an excellent and very dedicated team ready to build your trophies the way you want them. We may be bruised and limping but we’re here in our awesome new building and it’s all thanks to you.
Thanks for your support. I’m going to go dress my wounds now.
Everyone likes to win a trophy. In fact when we do not get a trophy we often feel like this:
No one wants to be forced to sob in front of a large crowd of people while pretending to hold a trophy. It is simply one of the saddest things a human being can do. There are some trophies, though, that you do not want to win.
With all of the college bowl games that already exist it does not seem out of the realm of possibility that one would be called the Toilet Bowl. We have already discussed the lack of creativity from those who design the bowl game trophies as the majority of them simply look like literal bowls. Again, it is not hard to imagine that this is exactly what the Toilet Bowl trophy would look like.
If this is not a trophy for football it only leave a few options as to what someone would have to accomplish to be the honorary recipient of this award.
Yes, that is a goat. We are not sure what sort of contest or competition that would have to take place in order for you to be gunning for a trophy that takes the form of a goat. Perhaps it was for a goat raising competition, or it could be an award for racing goats.
Do people race goats?
This is clearly a trophy for football. It is actually pretty clever as footballs are often called pigskins hence the pig. It is a dark trophy as well, considering that pig would have to be skinned in order to make the football. Let that trophy be a reminder of all the slaughtered pigs it takes to make a football.
We really are not even sure what this is. It looks like a trophy given out to whoever is the best tree dwelling hobbit.
The hobbit is holding a golf club though and there is a golf ball in the tree so a logical conclusion would be to say that this trophy is for a golfer. Not sure what one would need to do in order to win this thing, though. Instead of golfing maybe you have to stare at a tree all day, which is slightly more entertaining than golfing.
Ahh! That thing is terrifying! Is that trophy given out to the best mush man of the year?
I get the general idea of what they were going for, like best couch potato or whatever, but the design makes the humanoid figure that sits atop of the trophy look like a soulless pile of flesh.
Everyone loves the Harry Potter books. They are filled with magic, spells, and adventure. Did you know the books are also filled with trophies? The pages of the Harry Potter books are overflowing with trophies and awards for all kinds of magical achievements. However, the three most celebrated trophies in the books are: The House Cup, The Quidditch Cup, and The Triwizard cup. Continue reading →
Receiving a trophy is a pretty exciting moment. Your adrenaline is racing, people are cheering, and you feel an overwhelming sense of accomplishment. There is no denying it, receiving a trophy for something you worked so hard for can go down in the books as one of the best moments of your life.
When you receive a trophy you are usually in front of a large crowd of people with all eyes on you. You would think that in that moment, when thousands of people are staring, you would make sure not to embarrass yourself. Well, that’s not the case. When people win trophies, they do some pretty awkward things. The best part about it is there are always cameras close by ready to capture these awkward moments. Continue reading →