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The Prime Minister’s Trophy

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The Prime Minister’s Trophy, the Bahamas Bowl championship trophy, is seen with the Atlantis Bahamas in the background. (Photo Credit: Ben Solomon/ESPN Images. Additional Illustration: Mike Mason/CatalystCreativ)

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.

Designed and manufactured by Levy Marketing & Awards of Tampa, Florida in consultation with the bowl’s staff, the Bahamas Bowl championship trophy stands 30 inches tall and weighs nearly 30 pounds.

The trophy has a tan Corian base that represents the sand and a pair of turquoise portions that represent the water. The trophy is mounted on black wood with black wood 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 acrylic 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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