The new trophy, which took over 200 hours to create, takes on a similar concept to the FIVB Volleyball Men’s and Women’s World Championship trophy, but includes several elements to make it unique to beach volleyball.
- Height: 43.95 cm
- Width: 14.34 cm
- Weight: 8.5 kg
Made of sand cast bronze, different refinement techniques were used to give the trophy a distinctive look.
The two composition parts represent the two world champions, symbolising the complimentary values needed to win in beach volleyball. A line separation divides the trophy to reflect the beach volleyball court.
It also builds imagination through the negative shape in the middle, which is a uniting point of the symmetric halves of the trophy. This cavity represents the two main elements of the sport: the sun and the ball.
Several symbols are also included, with the rough, edgy shape seen from the front representing the male, while the elegant, curved shape seen from the side representing the female. It also represents the dynamic nature of the sport while reflecting the values at its core.
The trophy base holds the names of the previous World Championship title holders and a ball print, representative of a hard spike on the sand, is printed on the bottom.
The trophy was unveiled during the Drawing of Lots for the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Championships The Netherlands 2015, which determined the makeup of the pools for this year’s tournament.