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Mid-America Classic Custom Perpetual Trophy
Bennett Awards created a new, unique custom trophies design for this event standing approximately 2’ tall. The top of the traveling trophy features a custom pewter sculpture award. This sculpture awards design is derived from the Mid-America Classic logo. A hollow, impressionistic football shape surrounds a cut-out image of the state of Illinois. Wrapped around the football are two pewter ribbons – one in each school’s color. These ribbons end in star shapes at the location of each school on the Illinois image.
This unique sculpture award is mounted on a custom-made black hardwood base shaped like a pyramid. At the top of each side of the base, there are custom plates of the Mid-America Classic logo. Beneath these plates are smaller rectangular engraved plates customized with the scores of each game in the history of the series. There is also space to add additional engraved plates at the conclusion of future games.
This perpetual award was unveiled on August 2, 2011, at a joint press conference held in Urbana, Illinois.