If you are looking for a regular, readymade trophy that you can have engraved, you might want to check out Trophy World in Brooklyn. Trophy World has a huge selection of hundreds of trophies, plaques, and medals that recognize all sorts of achievements. You can find every type of sports trophy you can imagine at Trophy World, plus trophies for business and nondescript trophies that could potentially be used to award any type of achievement. Trophy World carries lots of gold colored, metal trophies, plus glass awards, wooden plaques, and a few marble slabs. These awards come in standard shapes like figurines or cups. If you have a regular need for awards, enter Trophy World's $1,000 monthly drawing. If you win, you get $1,000 worth of trophies or promotional products.
Crown Trophy, Staten Island
If you're looking for something unusual, you should try Crown Trophy in Staten Island. In addition to all of the regular trophies you'd expect to find, at Crown Trophy you can find specialized trophies recognizing achievements in all sorts of fields such as ballet, chess, beauty pageantry, or reading. Crown carries all sorts of trophies for everyone from Boy Scouts to band leaders. They even have trophies just for pets, if you want to award your dog for his faithful service. Crown Trophy has been a family business since 1978 and is famous for friendly service and a big selection. Many of Crown's products aren't available anywhere else, and you can even get stuff custom made if you have an award in mind that you can't find in stock.
Atlantic Trophy, Manhattan
If you're in the city looking for a nice trophy, stop by Atlantic Trophy over on the Avenue of the Americas between 30th and 31st. Atlantic Trophy is a huge, family owned business that has been selling trophies to the people of New York for over 40 years. They pride themselves on their top notch customer service and they carry products from all of the world's best trophy and award makers. Atlantic will do custom work and engraving and they can sometimes do rush orders. At Atlantic, you'll find all of the standard metal, lucite, glass, and wooden trophies and plaques. They have stuff for sports, scholastic achievements, and business. They also offer discounts to companies who need to order awards in bulk.