Heh, Heh, Heh........ actually the size of a plaque does not necessarily indicate the value or cost - although there are exceptions. Award plaques are much like diamond jewelry in that the larger sized item may look good from a distance, but under close scrutiny may show quality deficiencies. Another consideration to bear in mind is the amount of lettering or engraving you are going to need in order to convey your message. A plaque with a larger area for engraving will allow you to be more wordy (not always a good thing) or will allow for larger or less condensed engraving. The most popular sized plaques sold on FireAwards. com are 8" x 10" and 9" x 12". In the case of our Maltese Cross Shaped Plaques, the 10" x 10" is our most popular size. The size of your plaque should be based on:
1) How Much You Need To Say (amount of wording).
2) How Important or Prestigious is the Award.
3) How Much You Can Afford To Spend. It's The Thought That Counts!
Before you decide which plaque to buy, read our Firefighters Plaque Buyers Guide for firefighter plaque comparisons, features, buying tips, & more information.