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" I create custom awards for people, to touch them, to honor them, and to praise them. This is my highest ambition and what I have built my life's work upon. In my heart I am giving and someone out there is receiving and it makes both of our lives richer in that moment."
~MK Shannon
Jane Goodall with global leadership award and MK Shannon
Dr. Jane Goodall and MK Shannon

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Our Specialty: Unique, Custom Awards

For 28 years MK Shannon Awards has designed unique custom awards, recognition awards, and achievement awards for corporations, non-profits, associations and foundations.

We are a service company and a people business. We’re here to help you create an award to recognize the people in your organization and their contributions. Please take a few minutes to view our unique custom awards. Our mission is to work with you and your organization to create unique and distinctive hand-crafted awards used as employee recognition awards, sales and achievement awards, donor recognition awards, corporate awards, executive gifts, and sports awards.

You've come to the right place if you're looking for custom awards for your recognition program or event. See for yourself the high-quality and creativity that goes into an MK Shannon sculpture award. Our awards are exquisite works of art that your recipients will display proudly in their homes and offices and that others will aspire to receive!

Choose from available contemporary designs that we can customize for you or let us create a custom award specifically for your organization. We take phone orders and ship anywhere in the world. Please call 1-800-542-8473 (US) or 530-271-1234 (Int'l), or email us at

Our Passion: Recognition Awards

From our visionary artist MK Shannon to our sales team, support staff, and art foundry, you are in the hands of creative individuals who work to translate and deliver your ideas and vision into meaningful, artistic custom awards. We deliver not only Awards that Inspire but also personal service and consultation.

Customers and Award Recipients

Hundreds of organizations have purchased awards designed by MK Shannon. In nearly 30 years in business, our customers have presented thousands of MK Shannon awards as recognition awards, sales and achievement awards, donor recognition awards, employee corporate awards, executive gifts, and sports awards. Here's a partial list of customers and well-known recipients:

• Aerospace Corporation
• Altera Corporation
• Blockbuster
• Boeing
• Boys and Girls Club of America
• Cessna Aircraft Company
• Charles Schwab & Co.
• Chevron
• Children's Miracle Network
• Cisco Systems, Inc.
• GE Energy
• Genentech
• General Electric
• Georgia-Pacific
• Habitat for Humanity
• Harrah's Casino
• Heal the Bay Foundation
• Illinois University
• the Jane Goodall Institute
• Jenny Craig, Inc.
• Johnson & Johnson
• La Quinta Inn & Suites
• Latino Hotel Association
• League of Women Voters
• Lion's Eye Institute Foundation
• Lockheed-Martin
• Massachusetts Association of Realtors
• Mercy Foundation
• MGM Grand Hotel & Casino
• Pacific Miniatures
• Planned Parenthood
• Red Cross
• Southwest Airlines
• Time Warner
• UCSF School of Nursing
• Union Bank
• United Way
• University of California
• University of Miami
• USA Olympic Team
• Venetian Resort Hotel & Casino
• Washington Mutual
• Women in Technology
• YMCA (Read More)

Award Recipients
• Oprah Winfrey
• Governor Arnold Schwarzennegger
• Brian Wilson (Beach Boys)
• Cher Bono
• Jenny Craig
• Annika Sorenstam
• Ted Turner
• Julian Bond
• Antonio Villaraigosa (Mayor of Los Angeles)
• James Brolin
• William H. Macy
• Cokie Roberts
• Donna Karan
• Senator Patrick Leahy
• Anna Deveare Smith
• Tony Danza
• Senator Tom Udall
• Charles Schwab
• National Geographic
• President Benjamin Mkapa (Tanzania)
• Pierce Brosnan
• Chris Matthews
• Senator Barbara
• George Chakiris
• Michael Chiklis
• Marilu Henner
• Ed Begley Jr.
• Betty White
• Dr. Goran Jovic
• Dr. Kenneth Frangadakis
• Senator George McGovern
• Nick Cassavetes
• Senator Patty Murray
• Dave Mathews
• Rep. George Miller
• Charlize Theron
• Nicolas Cage
• Professor Muhammad Yunus (received Nobel Peace Prize in 2006)
• Dr. Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete (President of United Republic of Tanzania)

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