Customized ribbons are affordable awards for participants and winners of youth sporting events. This allows everyone who participates to be recognized with an award. Ribbons can also be used to designate staff members and volunteers through color coding and they they can also be used to display sponsor logos. Here are some types of ribbons and how you can use them at your event.
Flat ribbons come in different lengths and colors. They can be made in a few styles such as having a classic dovetail bottom. You can also buy them with tape attached so they won't need pins. These ribbons are ideal for volunteers to wear because the color is eye-catching and the text can designate their status. Flat ribbons can be imprinted with the event name and date or any other text and logo you want. Some are designed to look like badges with self-adhesive strips, and these might be appropriate for officials, coaches, and staff.
Rolls of ribbon can be used to mark boundaries at your event. These are printed with repeat logos or text. They can have sponsor logos on them or they can also act as signs if you want the ribbons to designate a particular section such as an age group or athlete area. Another way to use ribbon rolls is to buy them as bulk flat ribbons. You can have a flat ribbon design repeated throughout the length of the roll allowing space between them so you can cut off individual ribbons. It is more economical to buy flat ribbons this way if you need many with the same text. Volunteers can cut out individual ribbons as needed using pinking shears to give them a rippled edge.
Rosette ribbons are suitable for winners or top officials. These have decorative rosettes or ruffled circles at the top of streamer ribbons and they are backed with pins rather than adhesive. You can be very creative with this style of ribbon. You can choose the length and number of flat ribbons that stream from the rosette. You can also choose different colors to make the ribbon any color you choose or a combination of colors. These can also be customized on the rosette and well as the streamers. This allows you to create a rosette with a single ribbon or two ribbons for runners-up and a more elaborate rosette with three streamers for the first-place winner.
Ribbons are colorful and durable, so they are a great choice for sporting events for kids. Plus, being affordable, you can make sure everyone who participates, kids and adults alike, has a souvenir to take home when the event is over.