When Chicks Climbing & Skiing needs recognition awards, and passes you their sweet retro logo of a groovy & burly climber gal wearing sunglasses, the obvious answer for Kiitella is sunglasses trophies! Chicks owners voted on their #1 women’s product choices from their Title and Gold Level Sponsor’s gear, and presented the inaugural Chicks Choice awards to their sponsors at the 2018 Summer Outdoor Retailer Show in Denver, Colorado.
This entry was posted on Monday, August 20th, 2018 and is filed under Latest Projects
2018 Colorado Classic Stages 1 & 2, yesterday & today in Vail… It’s always a relief and a thrill to see the awards make it safely from Kiitella HQ to the podium. Here are both medals and trophies decorating the winners of yesterday’s Stage 1 race. 1st place Gage Hecht, 2nd place Travis McCabe, 3rd place Joe Lewis.
The Conservation Alliance 2018 Outstanding Partnership Awards ~ presented at Outdoor Retailer in Denver, Colorado: Laminated thick bamboo and polished steel, with The Conservation Alliances’s logo lasercut in the center. “The award recognizes member companies that go above and beyond in building relationships with Conservation Alliance grantees.” – TCA. Congratulations and appreciation for the 2018 honorees: REI, Nau, and Justin Bailie Photography.
Lisa Issenberg, the artist behind Kiitella, is delighted to be the award maker for the 2018 Dillon Open Regatta, which took place this past weekend in the Dillon Reservoir, aka Lake Dillon, Colorado. The custom designed and fabricated metal boat trophies consist of satin-polished, laser-cut steel… Two J/22s in motion, welded to a solid steel base, featuring the Dillon Yacht Club (the nation’s highest) burgee and the DOR logo, both printed on metal, riveted and framed by the laser-cut windows. Two hand-stamped pewter discs, a “place” tag and a DYC 50th anniversary tag, are riveted to the heads of the sails, and hand-engraving fills the backs… an elegant and substantial award for the DOR winners. And we’re having some fun with the Tenmile Range photo backdrop… the impressive veritable backdrop for the race.
Phase one of a two-phase recognition award… At the recent Outdoor Retailer Show in Denver, Colorado, 15 individuals from outdoor industry organizations received the Outdoor Industry Associations‘s inaugural “Together We Are A Force” award: a Kiitella steel frame with metal printed logos, solid rivets, a hand-stamped-on-pewter award name with mountaineering cord to hang. Part two: Photos of the winners, taken during the OR Show, will be incorporated into the frame. From the OIA website: “The awards recognize individuals who have partnered cross-organizationally to spark innovation and progress through new processes, products, methods, systems, services, tools or other initiatives.” Check out the winners!
Upping their game… New this year for the USTA 87th Annual Asheville Open | Tennis Championships: Custom handmade gold and silver medals by Kiitella. Laser cut solid steel and brass, satin polished, metal-printed logos riveted in the center.. and of course, all in the form of a tennis ball. See event photographs by Adrian Etheridge Photography.
Aspen/Snowmass Audi Power of Four medals: Kiitella’s signature laser cut steel plate adorned with welded bicycle chains (used) for the Mountain Bike races and eyelets with shoelaces for the Trail Runners. And new this year… the Triple Crown! The top finishers of the three combined Power of Four races—SkiMo, Trail Run & Mountain Bike—receive the “gold” medal: laser cut brass, satin polished, with the metal-printed logo riveted in the center and completed with mountaineering cord. A coveted medal for the hardcore racers.
Kiitella’s nature inspired awards for Walking Mountains Science Center‘s annual Taste of Nature Gala: This year’s honorees: Kim Langmaid and Vail Resorts.
Danika Gilbert with dear friend Indigo
At the American Alpine Club 2018 Excellence in Climbing Celebration, Hall of Mountaineering Excellence inductees were celebrated & presented with Kiitella-made custom steel mountain medallions. Congratulations to: Danika Gilbert (always exciting to see a friend receive an award!), David Roberts and Doug Chabot. See the medal
Kiitella’s custom steel trophies were this year’s take home for the top student-athletes on the Women’s UCLA Swim and Dive Team. John Wooden’s Pyramid of Success, UCLA Bruins’ guiding philosophy, rivets sweetly in the center, with the winner and award names boldly hand-stamped on a pewter plate below…