The Prime Minister’s Trophy

Ohio Head Coach Frank Solich lifts the Bahamas Bowl championship trophy after the 2017 game as Bahamas Minister of Youth, Sports & Culture Hon. Michael Pintard (left) and ESPN sideline reporter Laura Rutledge (right) look on. (Photo Credit: Ben Solomon/ESPN Images)

The Prime Minister’s Trophy, the symbol of the Bahamas Bowl championship, is presented to the winning team after the bowl each year. It is a unique creation that represents the Commonwealth of the Bahamas in several ways.

Former Bahamas Prime Minister, the Rt. Hon. Perry G. Christie, helped present the 2015 championship trophy to Western Michigan, and to honor the country’s highest-elected office, the trophy was renamed The Prime Minister’s Trophy by the bowl in 2016. Mr. Christie handed the newly named trophy to 2016 champion Old Dominion.

Redesigned and manufactured by Crown Awards of Hawthorne, New York, in consultation with the bowl’s staff for the 2017 bowl, the Bahamas Bowl championship trophy stands 30 inches tall and weighs nearly 30 pounds.

The trophy has a black acrylic base and a turquoise stand that represents the water. The trophy is mounted with acrylic and metal pillars used to support the football at the top of the trophy.

A conch shell, one of the main symbols of the Bahamas, is in the center of the base, and metal laser-cut palm trees adorn both sides of the pillars.

The Bahamas Bowl logo is rendered in acrylic and mounted halfway up the trophy’s center.

The bowl also awards distinctive Offensive Player of the Game and Defensive Player of the Game trophies.

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