WHY IS A MEDAL SO IMPORTANT TO AN ATHLETE?
For all competitive or non-competitive sports, every medal tells a story. Ask any athlete around, a medal is a piece of glory that we all share as one. Having the medal placed around your neck, we share a common experience and a common success. A medal recognizes you for the hours of work, the self-discipline, the time management, and the grit during all your training and during the sport when everything does not go as planned, like unexpected body conditions.
We at MedaLAB Malaysia have designed up to thousands of medals for different sports, such as marathons, cycling rides, taekwondo, gymnastics, badminton, boxing, e-sports, and many more. Based on our vast experience in different sports industries, we have come up with top 3 tips for anyone who is interested to design a custom made medal for their event.
TIP # 1 - IDENTIFY THE IMPORTANT ELEMENTS TO HAVE ON YOUR MEDAL
The first and also the most important point to consider when designing a custom made medal is to identify important elements to have on your medal. Below are the 9 most common elements:
There is no fixed answer as to which elements are the most important, how many elements maximum a medal should have. This will be based on your event requirement.
Refer to the 2 examples below to get a better idea on the elements on a MedaLAB medal:
- FOCO (Sponsor logo)
- SO19 (Event Name & Year)
- SEDA (Organizer name & logo)
- Building (Special element)
- Blue Runner (Special element)
- Tg. Kidurong Power Run 2018 (Event Name & Year)
TIP # 2 - BE CREATIVE WITH YOUR MEDAL SHAPES!
A custom medal can be made of different shapes. it can follow the shape of an animal, cartoon character, building, object, event logo, or anything you can possibly think of. So, think out of the box when you are designing your event medal.
TIP # 3 - CHOOSE THE RIGHT MEDAL FINISHING COATING