“The five newly crafted trophies, inspired by New York’s classic Art Deco skyscrapers, will debut May 1st at the 2014 New York Show™ Gala. The five sizes and designs for the World’s Best Idea™, Grand Prize, First Prize, and Third Prize awards will be cast in aluminum and powder-coated in monochromatic colors and will range from 8 to12.5 inches. The variety of sizes and color variances will allow award-winners to create their own multi-dimensional version of the New York City skyline in their trophy case.
Jessica Walsh of Sagmeister & Walsh had this to say about the inspiration for the new trophy, ‘The new design for the New York Festivals trophies takes on a form inspired by Art Deco architecture, but contemporary in nature. Our goal was to create a beautiful yet unassuming form that would be displayed on the winner’s shelves. Over time as people collect their trophies they will create an abstract version of a New York City skyline. Additionally, there is a small projector placed in the bottom of the trophy, so when the winners lifts their trophy up, their names will be revealed through an LED projector.’
‘We created a trophy that we would love to receive ourselves,’ added Stefan Sagmeister, ‘something that feels good when you lift it up, something that looks good as a grouping when you earn a few of them, and something that displays the winner’s names in a new and innovative way—we’ve always hated the little glued on metal name plates.’” newyorkfestivals.com