A trophy is a reward for a specific achievement. Trophies serve as recognition or evidence of merit. Trophies are most often awarded in sports events, from youth sports to professional level athletics. Trophies can take the shape of two-handled cups, bowls, or mugs (all usually engraved); statues of people, animals, and architecture while displaying words, numbers or images. Trophies traditionally have been made with metal figures, wood columns, and wood bases, but now have plastic figures and marble bases. Recently trophies have also been made using a resin and molds.